This Month in Labor is nGROUP’s look around the world of labor-intensive operations, trends, changes, and news. This month, we’re continuing to watch as the American economy slowly claws its way back to pre-pandemic levels, albeit with a very different look.
Welcome to “This Month in Labor,” nGROUP’s survey of the latest news and trends in the US labor market.
What if there was one small change you could make in your operation that unlocked 25% increase in productivity?
Sometimes the smallest tweaks make the most massive difference. But all too often we’re so close to our operation, so enmeshed in the day-to-day, we can’t see these opportunities.
Our latest piece is all about finding the small changes you can make that will lead to huge future results. The obvious can often be hard to see, but it’s crucial that we remember to look.
In labor-intensive industries, the quest for lower costs and higher production is a constant part of the business.
How much are you paying for labor? In large part, the answer to that question is dependent upon the answer to another question: how are you paying for labor?
The Pricing Conundrum
You’ve just had an on-site visit from a traditional temp labor provider. The visit went well. The labor provider’s representatives were friendly and informative. They talked a lot about how their people could help you business achieve objectives X, Y, and Z. They described their processes in exacting detail.
Your direct labor is vital to the success of your company.
The costs for that direct labor are also choking your company, denying you the budget you need to truly improve the business.
This Month in Labor is nGROUP’s look at the latest news and headlines from around the world of logistics, distribution, and light manufacturing. Here, we collect items dealing with these industries and the labor-related issues they face. It’s a quick glance into what’s happening, what will happen, and what it all means.
We can learn a great deal about human nature when we re-examine all that transpired in Spring 2020. We can learn a massive amount about persistence and sacrifice when we recall the long, hard seasons that followed and the unpredictability we all lived through.
A new promotion has occurred within the ranks of nGROUP! Matt Linden, previously our Regional General Manager, is now Director of Operations. With decades of experience in the supply chain — in every position, from logistics and operations, to sales and management — Matt is the perfect choice to step into the role of Director…