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nGROUP Performance Blog

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

How Exactly Does nGROUP Get Results

Posted by Jassen Burch on Mar 5, 2019 2:10:00 PM

nGROUP uses many management methods, tools and, technologies to increase operational performance. One way we like to look at is PUMP…

∆P = ∆M x ∆U x ∆P

Performance = Methods x Utilization x Pace; If we can achieve a small improvement in each area there’s a multiplying effect that leads to a big result. For more specific examples of how we’ve driven advancement in these areas please see our case studies.

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Topics: warehouse efficiency, performance partners, Labor Management, 3PL, Improve Efficiency, Increase Productivity, Third Party Logistics, Improve Labor Management, Process Analysis Steps, 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