“4SIGHT enabled us to hit our stride with our ELS and LMS project. Now we’re able to confidently engage employees about their performance.”

- GEODIS

Workforce

  • Workforce Management Systems
  • Engineered Labor Standards
  • Workforce Optimization

Guiding Principles for Effective Workforce Management

Effective workforce optimization depends on having the right blend of training, performance standards, technology, and motivation. In most warehouses today the largest variable and most valuable asset is still your people. Choosing and implementing a world-class Labor Management System (LMS), is the most effective way to achieve fast ROI while improving your operation’s performance.

4SIGHT has experience with all the leading Tier 1 Labor Management Systems. In fact, our engineers have a minimum of five years’ experience in developing proven standards in a warehouse environment. Our team of professionals can augment your existing team, or we can provide a full spectrum of resources to ensure you can successfully implement your LMS.

  • Perform LMS evaluations and selection
  • Develop LMS business case 
  • Implement LMS
  • Teach supervisors to coach your industrial athletes
  • Develop best practices/preferred methods  
  • Map facilities and data configuration
  • Perform equipment timing
  • Leverage MOST, MSD, MTM
  • Develop personal fatigue and delay (PF&D) metrics
  • Audit standards 
  • Implement change management program
  • Offer software application training
  • Develop incentive programs

 

Workforce Services

Engineered Labor Standards
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Engineered labor standards (ELS) allow you to effectively evaluate performance for your associates and supervisors against multivariable standards. These represent the level achievable by the average trained worker, working at a reasonable pace over the course of a day. By factoring in the variability that affects each task, having ELS in place removes the excuses that can result when expectations aren’t met. These standards also help identify what causes your warehouse team to underperform.

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Incentive-Based Pay
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Retaining and motivating a highly skilled, trained workforce is critical in today’s highly competitive supply chain environment. Implementing an incentive program for your company’s workforce can be an effective tool to increase productivity, reduce downtime, and improve morale. An incentive program motivates workers to talk, think, and act based on attributes that directly affect and drive improved operational productivity.

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Labor Management Systems
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4SIGHT’s professional expertise with Labor Management System (LMS) implementations has enabled our clients to save millions of dollars. We know from experience that your typical labor management/pay for performance project is really a transformational change project. All of the Tier 1 software providers have robust functionality, but their software alone is not the key to a successful project. Having worked with each of the top Supply Chain Execution software providers, 4SIGHT brings you unique insight about the strengths of each platform.

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Workforce Optimization
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Your people are the most important assets in your supply chain operation—and often your biggest variable. Effectively optimizing your workforce depends on having the right blend of training, performance standards, technology, change management, and motivation. Choosing and implementing a world-class Labor Management System (LMS), is the most effective way to achieve fast ROI while improving your operation’s performance.

Start your optimization efforts by focusing on your management team: Train your supervisors to create a win-win situation by teaching the skills they need to coach the associates they manage and emphasize positive behavior before taking corrective action. The real benefit of a labor solution is having management and associates work together to drive sustainable productivity and performance gains. Developing an accountability plan with incentive-based pay is a highly effective way to sustain the improvements your new best practices generate.

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