Below are just a few examples of how nGROUP has solved critical business issues such as:
Honda Lock America, a Tier 1 automotive supplier, who partnered with nGROUP insourcing production management and engineering support to realize cost, quality and efficiency objectives.
nGROUP worked with management to benchmark current performance in two plants, assemble a business case for unit cost and then developed a plan to transition production to an area dedicated to unit cost and a floor layout for that area, creating a plant within a plant.
The company’s objectives were to reduce cost and internal headcount, to make space for new equipment, increase productivity and improve inventory management. nGROUP guaranteed cost-per-unit and assumed responsibility for outcomes by managing workflows, setting correct staffing and metric movement. Not only were Honda’s objectives met, they were exceeded.
“HLA holds itself to the highest possible production and management standards and to better itself in all areas of production, research, management and customer satisfaction. nGROUP is in-house in the company’s Bremen, GA plant where we manage production and provide engineering support for its manually-intensive sub-assemblies.
The on-site benefit of immediacy in both improvement decisions and quality inspections and our ability to integrate improvements into other areas of the company has allowed us to effectively guarantee cost-saving and production improvement. We were able to increase productivity by 30% and wages 20% through incentives while reducing labor costs by 35%.”
Sony Electronics engaged nGROUP as part of its corporate mandate to reduce cost throughout the global organization.
After a successful nGROUP startup in the receiving department, Sony transitioned all processes in its largest North American DC, along with its entire full-time workforce to nGROUP. Resultant savings came in at $3 million dollars, which was a 30+% reduced per-unit labor cost while hitting 100% peak-season shipping quality for the first time in the facility’s history.
“We were able to assume responsibility for operations including cost, quality, throughput, reporting and labor management for Sony, contributing
a large portion of the company’s supply chain group savings. Their service levels improved while maintaining 90% of the workforce and allowing zero lapse in quality or productivity. Our work with Sony was recognized with a nomination for their Global President’s Award.”
The client is a global processor of fresh cut produce with multiple plants in North America and 10,000+ employees worldwide.
They were concerned with liabilities associated with managing a large workforce. Employment of the workforce had been outsourced through a staffing agency but the client wanted to outsource the management of their production as well. Their staffing partner was not capable of delivering the level of management expertise they required.
nGROUP developed a unique labor model specifically for the client’s business that effectively mitigated co-employment risk. nGROUP’s workforce management systems substantially improved productivity, quality and yield. The net effect is a more competitive and profitable business, which has led to nGROUP’s expansion to multiple locations across the nation.
“The application of our program at this global food processing company produced excellent results against our contractual commitment of: improving efficiency, reducing cost, and maintaining or exceeding current quality levels.
“Our results allowed our program to grow into seven facilities across the United States. Our top results in a facility on an annualized basis were: over 300% efficiency improvement, labor spend reduced from 8 million to 4 million in one facility in one year, and yield improvement of 30%. While these achievements are impressive, I personally enjoyed the tremendous growth of the personnel in our programs. We have many examples of personnel that started in General Labor positions and rose to run areas or facilities of their own.
One of North America’s largest retailers of value priced apparel and accessories with over 500 stores in North America.
Their distribution operations are subject to seasonal peaks resulting in low efficiencies and quality issues due to the influx of untrained temporary labor and overtime in excess of 30%. State mandated wage increases resulted in recruiting and retention challenges in a competitive labor market, applying additional pressure in labor costs.
“The VP of Logistics saw opportunity for improvement in his distribution operations and was looking for a firm to conduct an Engineering Study and to create Work Standards. When he met with nGROUP we discussed that the results of such information is best realized when the operations team is accountable for achieving and sustaining the cost and productivity benefits, ideally measured on a cost per unit basis
Since nGROUP could provide both the Engineering Study with Work Standards and on-going performance management with guaranteed achievement of the cost per unit savings, we were able to achieve their business objectives in the short and long term."
Optoro partnered with nGROUP in order to rapidly startup a new facility in a highly competitive labor market, all while trying to reduce labor cost in unit cost departments.Further, the Optoro management team sought to be relieved from ancillary issues to better focus on their core tech business.
12%+ labor cost reduction in unit cost departments . Successful implementation of employee engagement strategy that made Optoro an employer of choice; thereby retaining and recruiting a skilled labor force. On time achievement of new facility start-up, all while meeting and exceeding production goals.
“A collaborative, vested partnership with strong communication and trust between nGROUP and Optoro achieves excellent results. nGROUP works seamlessly in Optoro’s facility. This relationship enables Optoro to achieve immediate goals and support long term business strategy.”
Pacific Logistics ( 3PL ) partnered with nGROUP to achieve a complete overhaul of a multi-client warehouse operation with the goal of reducing labor cost.
Reduced labor cost by 15% to achieve 35% labor to revenue goal Transitioned warehouse operations to new warehouse management system (WMS). Implemented new floor layout to better utilize space and improve productivity. Developed tracking and reporting to provide insight into profitability by client in multi-client operation.
nGROUP values old-fashioned commitment… ‘Tell us what you will do, and do what you say.’ After an extensive engineering study, we explained to Pacific Logistics what results they could expect. Our promises are backed by a financial contract. We deliver what we promise. Guaranteed.”