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nGROUP Performance Blog

Recruit and Retain: Building The Best Distribution Labor Workforce

Posted by David Hair on Jul 9, 2019 2:18:00 PM

It is becoming more and more challenging to fill job openings and it is forcing employers to be more creative in finding and keeping workers. Here are some steps that can help improve your recruiting success.

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Topics: labor shortage, nGROUP, Outsourcing, training, Labor Solutions, Employee Impact, Improve Labor Management, Great Labor Management, Warehouse Management, Labor Crisis, Distribution Labor

nGROUP Performance Partners: Private Equity Solutions

Posted by David Hair on Jul 8, 2019 11:03:00 AM

Firms are reluctant to invest cash and resources in companies that aren’t meeting financial expectations, so we created a way to slash cost 15% to 25% in labor-intensive operations with no out of pocket cash nor internal resources. Companies quickly improve their cash flow and shareholder value.

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Topics: nGROUP, performance partners, reduce labor costs, Labor Cost Solution, Warehouse Technology, Operational Support, Reduce Cost Per Unit, Understanding Labor Costs, Private Equity Solutions

Create a Dynamic Production Process in a Static Warehouse

Posted by Diron Raines on Jun 25, 2019 10:32:00 AM

Challenges in warehouse environments today have been rapid. Customers are demanding far more services, and those have been pushed up the supply chain to distribution centers that have not had to deal with these tasks previously. The days of unloading pallets, storing, getting orders, labeling and shipping those pallets out are becoming more and more rare. With the introduction of different forms of value-added services and drop ship programs, today’s warehouses have had to become far more nimble than in the past.

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Topics: nGROUP, performance partners, Analysis, Warehouse Technology, Improve Efficiency, Increase Productivity, Operational Support, Warehouse Management, Production Visibility, Dynamic Production Process

Are You Creating Your Own Labor Crisis?

Posted by Diron Raines on Jun 13, 2019 11:22:00 AM

Many people across the country are experiencing a labor shortage. Unemployment in many cities is at an all-time low. There is pressure in new competition as more and more facilities are constructed, and rising wage pressures. When it comes to positions in warehouses and distribution centers, there are some additional challenges that we all face in getting employees for both hours and management positions. However, one thing to consider is that many companies have policies that may be contributing to their shortages of employees.

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Topics: performance partners, training, employee retention, Management Mistakes, Improve Labor Management, Great Labor Management, Warehouse Management, Labor Production, Labor Crisis

Employment Claims are Rising and Costly

Posted by Jim Zimmerman on May 27, 2019 9:11:00 AM

U.S.-based small and medium-sized businesses face an almost 12 percent chance that they will be hit with an employment claim, with their chances much higher in certain states.

A new study of employee charge trends by specialty insurer Hiscox found New Mexico, Washington, D.C., Nevada, Alabama and California as the top states for employee lawsuit risk in the U.S. Employers in these markets with at least 10 employees face a substantially higher risk of being sued by their employees when compared to the national average.

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Topics: employees, Human Logistics, Labor Management, Business, employee retention, Management Mistakes, Employment Claims

Visibility Makes a Difference

Posted by Jim Zimmerman on May 16, 2019 8:04:00 AM

Understanding and having insight into a production process is important. That seems obvious, but many key processes are often without strong visibility or reporting. Recognizing the progress (or lack thereof) is important when scheduling orders, planning resources, or simply getting the product shipped on time.

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Topics: Warehouse Technology, Improve Labor Management, Reduce Cost Per Unit, Warehouse Management, Labor Production, Production Visibility, Understanding Labor Costs

Understanding Your Labor Costs & How To Reduce Them

Posted by Jim Zimmerman on May 6, 2019 8:59:00 AM

What if you could find savings in your business by better understanding one of your largest costs. One of the first items nGROUP investigates is the true hourly cost of labor. Many companies have a cost line in the P&L, a labor report, or some calculated cost for their personnel. This often times lead to missed opportunities or misunderstood results.

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Topics: performance partners, Labor Cost Solution, Labor Solutions, Management Impact, Employee Impact, Operational Support, Reduce Cost Per Unit, Warehouse Management, Understanding Labor Costs

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 Exactly Does nGROUP Do?

Posted by David Hair on Mar 7, 2019 7:48:00 AM

We are working with warehouse and manufacturing operations who struggle with labor. We have a workforce solution that cuts cost and makes their lives easier.

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Topics: performance partners, reduce labor costs, Insourcing, Warehouse Technology, 3PL, Operational Support, Reduce Cost Per Unit, What Does nGROUP Do