Natalie Gandy named Vice President Operations, Key Accounts, and Supply Chain Logistics at nGROUP
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Natalie Gandy named Vice President Operations, Key Accounts, and Supply Chain Logistics at nGROUP

nGROUP has a proven track record of attracting and retaining quality talent for our customers, and when it comes to ourselves, we practice what we preach. We are excited to announce Natalie Gandy as our newest vice president. Natalie Gandy, former director of brand support center operations for BILT Inc., has joined nGROUP as our…

What is the Minimum?The Effects of a $15 Federal Minimum Wage
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What is the Minimum?
The Effects of a $15 Federal Minimum Wage

Over the past few years, the debate around raising the minimum wage has intensified. Several states and localities have taken their own steps to increase the wage floor in their jurisdictions, but no action has yet been taken by the federal government. In fact, the last raise to the federal minimum wage was enacted July…

Get Vested!5 Principles for Successful Outsourcing
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Get Vested!
5 Principles for Successful Outsourcing

In her book “Vested Outsourcing: Five Rules That Will Transform Outsourcing,” author and professor Kate Vitasek redefined how businesses and their outsourcing partners should view their relationships. The foundational idea is that both customer and vendor should become vested in one another’s success. By doing that, not only will the day-to-day relationship run smoothly and…

Transactional Pricing: What is it, and what does it mean for your business?
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Transactional Pricing: What is it, and what does it mean for your business?

Sometimes it may seem as if there’s a different pricing model for every B2B service provider out there. It can be confusing, time-consuming, and utterly tedious to discover the ins and outs of every model or proposal. There are major categories of pricing, however. Most of the schemes and models constructed by service providers usually…

Buying from nGROUP:An Easier Way to Solve Labor Management Headaches By Ryan Cates
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Buying from nGROUP:
An Easier Way to Solve Labor Management Headaches
By Ryan Cates

Let’s be honest: purchasing a B2B service just isn’t fun. For one thing, there’s almost zero chance of receiving any sort of instant gratification. Hiring a general contractor, for example, doesn’t give the same buzz that comes with picking up a new TV from the local big-box store. The contractor will simply take longer to…

10 Common Outsourcing Ailments in Distribution & Light Manufacturing
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10 Common Outsourcing Ailments in Distribution & Light Manufacturing

For logistics, distribution, and light manufacturing operations, outsourcing labor is often a crucial factor in success. It can make the difference between ending the quarter in the black, or in the red. Many times, outsourcing is also the most manageable way to acquire and utilize a productive workforce. Letting someone else handle the recruiting and…

Stabilizing Costs:How Fixed-Cost Labor Pricing Can Save the Day
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Stabilizing Costs:
How Fixed-Cost Labor Pricing Can Save the Day

The fight against rising costs is as old as business itself. Since the first cavepeople established the first cave-companies (and successfully litigated the first cave-trademark lawsuits), their eternal struggle to keep costs low has been passed down to every corporate generation since. For some businesses, that struggle can be won with careful consideration of every…

Taking Care of People Is What We Do: nGROUP’s Response to COVID-19
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Taking Care of People Is What We Do:
nGROUP’s Response to COVID-19

For nGROUP and our partners, people are our lifeblood. The health and safety of our team members, associates, supervisors, and managers is of vital importance to us. We make the wellbeing of our people a priority every day, knowing it’s the most important investment we can make. Since the outset of the global coronavirus pandemic,…

Peak Season Success: How Macy’s & Williams-Sonoma Both Worked With nGROUP
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Peak Season Success: How Macy’s & Williams-Sonoma Both Worked With nGROUP

Across the country, the last few days and weeks of summer are winding down. Temperatures are starting to fall, and soon leaves will follow. As autumn settles in, though, retail distribution operations are just starting to really get cranked into gear. The coming of fall means it’s time for retail peak season. With the holidays…