4SIGHT's Workforce Optimization team can assist you in your technology selection, configuration, and implementation processes. Successfully implementing a labor solution requires the right expertise and experience, as well as sufficient bandwidth. 4SIGHT can help you understand your project staffing needs and provide experts to fill the “white spaces” in your internal resource plan.
Deploying the application depends on building a detailed and integrated project plan that takes into account all of the critical tasks, roles, and responsibilities across your organization: IT, Operations, Engineering, etc. 4SIGHT professionals have years of experience deploying our partners’ Tier 1 solutions. We know how to diligently prepare a detailed project plan with the associated staffing and budgeting information to ensure project success. We call our proven approach to project planning the Implementation Roadmap. The process of building this roadmap results in the critical plan and supporting data that your project team needs for an on-time, on-budget deployment.
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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.
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.
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.