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Our mission is to revitalize the American manufacturing sector by allowing businesses to “variablize” labor costs in small increments. This lets them increase costs only as their output increases, which will empower businesses to scale while maintaining a lower and more constant cost structure.
We aim to achieve this through our technology, which enables us to transform an antiquated and inefficient labor market into a real-time marketplace for labor. This will put more people to work and relieve the burden on producers, improving overall productivity and enabling organic growth.
Veryable was founded in 2017 by CEO Mike Kinder and CTO Noah Labhart to solve an impossible problem in manufacturing and logistics.
Mike had seen firsthand how difficult it is to maintain efficient production and match the workforce to the task at hand. He spent nearly a decade at GE in operations, and spent years in operations strategy consulting. When he worked in operations, rigidity in labor practices made his job harder because it made his employees' jobs harder. And as a consultant, he saw the effects this rigidity was having on his clients.
Noah had worked for nearly a decade in IT and supported manufacturing for four years, where he became intimately familiar with the shop floor and operations. He ran his own mobile development agency prior to Veryable.
So Mike and Noah combined their skills and experience to create an operational tool that puts control in the hands of the supervisors and managers who are on the shop floor.
They wanted to give flexibility to workers and businesses. They wanted to build a team that would revolutionize US manufacturing.
Today, Veryable is a team of 200+ employees. We are headquartered in Dallas, with offices across the nation, where we partner with nearby businesses to enhance their operations with our groundbreaking on-demand labor model.
Our platform enables you to connect with workers fast so you can find labor when you need it — and only when you need it. Our vision for manufacturing is for businesses to match their labor to the work, not the other way around. This enables just-in-time response to demand and more efficient production.
This is the extra capacity for your workforce you've always wanted but did not have an easy way to create and maintain. Your labor pool is the group of local workers who've worked in your facility that you can reach out to on short notice to meet customer demand.
We have offices across the US, where we partner with businesses to teach them how to implement the on-demand labor model through the use of our on-demand labor marketplace. We are there when you need us, just a call or email away. We're in your city and on your side in the fight to revitalize American manufacturing.
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We work with all kinds of manufacturing and distribution/logistics companies, from multi-national corporations to family-owned businesses. If you make it, move it, or store it - join the revolution!
“Veryable helps us with on-demand scaling. We don’t know what the future holds, right now it’s just one order at a time. So if a large order comes in, we can use Veryable so we don’t have to worry about keeping people on the payroll until we get the next order,”
"Incorporating Veryable into our strategy allows our managers to take a step back and have a bigger, broader sight coming down the line." This approach not only propels the business forward but also paves the way for continued expansion."
"Within the custom shop, we have orders that range from a single case of drinkware up to 10,000 plus pieces. And so between the demand and the timing of those orders, it isn't always super smooth. Veryable helps us scale our workforce to match our demand. So when we know we've got that coming, we can go ahead and plan a little bit in advance and get the right folks in here who can help us out and help us work through our processes to meet our customer timelines.”
“Before Veryable, my crew was working unseen hours. You don't want to put that on a person, especially when you're trying to get that work life balance. Veryable came in handy where we were able to do the things we needed and give [our employees] a lot of relief.”
“On a typical day for us, at around 8am we know how many orders are coming. But we won't know the magnitude of those orders until around 3pm,” says Vlaskamp. “Veryable gave us the ability to wait until the last minute to choose how much labor is needed.”
“If they don't have to stop and do criteria checks on every part that comes out, then they're able to produce more parts in the machine. That takes a lot of weight off of our skilled, full-time employees.”
"When having a sudden increase in production and being able to bring in operators’ day-to-day, we don’t have to continuously train new people on a daily basis, they’ve already been there, they’ve already done that, they’ve been through the training.”
“We're getting our orders built and we're getting them built on time, so they can be loaded on time, so they can be delivered. And we're not wasting a ton of money to get it done. Where before, we were having a hard time getting everything done and getting the trucks out on time, now we're getting them out not only on time, but early ... and some nights, very early. It's been a huge difference.”
“We were able to cover everything we needed without having to go to outside sources. We got to increase business with one of our clients and we brought on a new client in our distribution network, with a second one pending already this year.”
“Last year we started ramping up, getting more volume. When Veryable came in, it really helped us out by giving us the flexibility of being able to pick our people, maybe even the same day. If I get up in the morning and go, ‘Oh geez, I need 10 more people,’ and post an opportunity for 10 people, I might have 25 people bid.”
“During our morning production meetings, we look at orders with the most immediate due date first…if I see that we’re at risk of getting behind, I log on to the Veryable platform, post Ops to my labor pool, and have those operators in the next morning. The speed at which I can respond to changes in demand allows me to be proactive rather than reactive with my labor planning.”
“Veryable has been a great partner in our distribution centers which has allowed us to flex our labor to meet changing business needs. They've been easy to work with and provided excellent customer service and actionable data analytics around labor usage during peak seasons.”
We're having the chance to adjust that labor volume based on the order we see coming in in the recent twelve hours. So depending on the timing of that, it can obviously help us forecast that staffing need as well to bring in additional labor to really help us get across that finish line to get it out in as quick as possible. And every hour counts that trickles down. If we don't have someone there to fulfill the order, then the order takes longer to get out, and then order to take to get out, the less likely we're gonna have a repeat customer.
Recruiting took a majority in my time. It took me away from a lot of other projects and things that I needed to do... Having this Veryable platform and then just upskilling your supervisors, it gives them ownership, they're the ones that know the schedules, they're the ones that know when they need people in when somebody is calling off.
“These guys really tried to understand our operation and how it works so they could actually help us”
"Veryable gave the operation more flexibility and has allowed us to be able to react to demand more efficiently"
"This past year, Scentsational was able to successfully onboard a new customer that placed 1.2 million units in just 6 months. We would not have been able to take on that customer without our Labor Pool."
“With a small business, every day it’s something different; there’s always something changing, and we can’t predict it. With Veryable, we can be flexible,”
“Distribution Management has made significant investments in technology to support our same-day fulfillment strategy. Coupled with Veryable’s on-demand Marketplace, it allows us to solve for real-time capacity gaps that support our 99.98% on-time SLA.”
This year's overtime was approximately thirty thousand. So we're talking about almost a three hundred percent savings in relationship to where we are and really for the overtime lever alone.
You know, it's it's tough to carry a large staff when you have peaks and valleys. So it's nice to be able to, basically on demand, bring in extra associates when needed, or reduce the staff when needed. I mean, it's all about keeping our cost per unit, labor cost per unit as low as we possibly can by being able to, you know, throttle up and throttle down with our labor. That allows us to put money in other places, whether, it's r and d, marketing, somewhere instead of having this big bucket for just labor costs.