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nGROUP Performance Blog

What Is A Productivity Study

Posted by Diron Raines on Mar 25, 2019 2:04:00 PM

An nGROUP Productivity Study provides insight into current operational performance along with the benefits case for change. The process involves three steps that each have a specific goal to understand your operation better, what your business objectives are, and then describes the changes and opportunities for improvement that will result in improved performance.

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Topics: nGROUP, Lean Manufacturing, Improving Production Yields, Warehouse Technology, Improve Efficiency, Increase Productivity, Improve Labor Management, Process Analysis Steps, Great Labor Management, Productivity Study

Is My Business a Good Fit For nGROUP

Posted by Ryan Cates on Mar 14, 2019 10:31:00 AM

nGROUP helps people manage their workforce better so they can get the operational results they need and spend more time doing what they want. If you have a workforce in a light industrial environment like a Distribution Center or Manufacturing plant and have some challenges managing it that you’d like help with, those are good leading indicators that an introductory conversation is worthwhile.

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Topics: nGROUP, performance partners, reduce labor costs, Improving Production Yields, Improve Efficiency, Increase Productivity, Challenge The Status Quo, Operational Support, Great Labor Management, Reduce Cost Per Unit, Cost Per Unit

What Technology Does nGROUP Use

Posted by David Cook on Feb 27, 2019 1:51:00 PM

Technological advancements have an impact on every industry — especially manufacturing. In fact, according to the report “Exponential technologies in manufacturing” by Deloitte and Singularity University, 86 percent of the top 100 companies by R&D spend are in the manufacturing sector. The main technology investment areas for these companies include cloud computing, advanced analytics, modeling and simulation, optimization and predictive analytics, and the Internet of Things (IoT) platforms.

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Topics: nGROUP, performance partners, reduce labor costs, Warehouse Technology, Improve Labor Management, Great Labor Management

Why Is Cost Per Unit Better Than Traditional Hourly Labor

Posted by Bob Duron on Feb 19, 2019 10:51:00 AM

In the right environment a Cost Per Unit (CPU) model is far superior to a traditional hourly staffing model. In a CPU the provider shares in risks and rewards, and there is an economic incentive to drive performance in a way that aligns with the client. In an hourly model, it’s the opposite. The provider is paid regardless of the outcome or performance and the client bears many of the risks associated with managing the workforce.

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Topics: nGROUP, performance partners, Outsourcing, reduce labor costs, Labor Cost Solution, Warehouse Technology, Operational Support, Great Labor Management, Reduce Cost Per Unit, Cost Per Unit

What Does It Cost: nGROUP Performance Partners

Posted by Jim Zimmerman on Feb 13, 2019 9:37:00 AM

nGROUP delivers a fixed cost per unit program for clients looking for performance improvements in cost, quality, and throughput in a world-class operation. The program is built on comprehensive engineering studies that evaluate current processes, performance, and design.

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Topics: nGROUP, performance partners, Business, Cost, reduce labor costs, labor costs, Insourcing, Improving Production Yields

How Do I Buy From nGROUP

Posted by Ryan Cates on Feb 4, 2019 10:22:00 AM

Compared to most of the purchases people make, buying a B2B service typically lacks both the instant gratification of going to the store and the convenience of e-commerce. It’s understandable why 71% of B2B buyers say they want B2C-like experiences – faster response times and 24/7 availability—but nearly half (49%) say they’re failing to deliver.  At nGROUP we haven’t quite gotten to the click-click-click-done experience of Amazon, but we’re working towards it, and over the past 20+ years we’ve created a 3-step journey to workforce management euphoria:

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Topics: nGROUP, performance partners, Labor Cost Solution, Operational Support, Great Labor Management

Consumer Electronics Distributor Case Study

Posted by Ryan Cates on Jan 31, 2019 10:40:00 AM

Client:

A premier global developer, designer, and manufacturer of various kinds of electronic equipment, instruments, and devices for consumer, professional and industrial markets, as well as game consoles and software. The Company's segments include Mobile Communications, Game & Network Services, Imaging Products & Solutions, Home Entertainment & Sound, Devices, Pictures, Music, and Financial Services.

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Topics: nGROUP, warehouse efficiency, performance partners, reduce labor costs, Improving Production Yields, Warehouse Technology, Manufacturing Management, Improve Efficiency, Increase Productivity, Improve Labor Management, Reduce Cost Per Unit, Consumer Electronics Case Study

nGROUP and The Management Team: Operational Support

Posted by Ryan Cates on Dec 20, 2018 1:50:00 PM

When done well, labor management can have a profoundly positive impact on cost, quality, and productivity. Nevertheless, bringing in a third party for labor management can come with a stigma attached to it, as managers and employees may believe that bringing in an outside perspective is unnecessary, reflects badly on their performance, and even endangers their jobs. As such, this stigma can pose a significant challenge to bringing about the changes you need to improve your processes and realize your full operational potential.

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Topics: nGROUP, performance partners, Labor Management, Management Impact, Increase Productivity, Third Party Logistics, Workforce Management, Improve Labor Management, Operational Support

nGROUP Process Analysis: The First Steps

Posted by Ryan Cates on Nov 14, 2018 10:24:00 AM

At nGROUP, we begin each engagement with a potential client with a process analysis to determine what the client’s pain points are, what the current situation is, and how nGROUP can help realize their operational potential. This process analysis includes the steps described below. Note that there may be some variation depending on the situation and service required. nGROUP does not have a one size fits all approach. We provide custom products and services based on each client's needs and opportunities.

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Topics: nGROUP, warehouse efficiency, performance partners, Labor Management, Lean Manufacturing, reduce labor costs, Manufacturing Management, Workforce Management, Process Analysis Steps

Is Your Workforce Management Hurting Your Business

Posted by Ryan Cates on Oct 29, 2018 1:34:00 PM

According to Harvard Business Review, an organization’s long-term success hinges on enterprise alignment — a value chain in which the organization’s purpose is aligned to its business strategy, organizational capability, resource architecture, and management systems. Among management systems, workforce management is perhaps one of the most critical, since every organization depends on the efficient management of its talent to accomplish its objectives. In this endeavor, cost and performance are both important aspects to consider.

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Topics: nGROUP, warehouse efficiency, performance partners, reduce labor costs, Labor Cost Solution, Process Analysis, Manufacturing Management, Improve Efficiency, Workforce Management