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Overstaffing Problems: Common Issues and How to Avoid Them

By Adam Rubatt on Jan 6, 2021 1:00:00 PM

If you find yourself overstaffed, it’s probably because at some point in the year, you will need the number of workers that you have. You don’t want to get caught understaffed when a big project comes up, so you take what seems like the lesser of two evils and hire more people than you really need throughout the rest of the year. 

Topics: Flexible Capacity How-Tos
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How to Build a Labor Pool (Examples and Results)

By Steven Calhoun on Dec 10, 2020 2:13:31 PM

If you’ve used on-demand labor for a while, you’ve probably heard the concept of a labor pool mentioned at least once. And maybe you’ve decided you want to implement this model at your business, but you’re thinking it can’t just be as simple as “build a labor pool.” What does that even mean?

Topics: Flexible Capacity Labor Pool
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The Two Big Issues with Temp Labor & How to Avoid Them

By Pete Conrad on Nov 5, 2020 9:39:43 AM

Have you ever stared ahead at a busy next week and just knew that it will be a challenge with overtime on the rise, and the very real possibility of people taking unscheduled days off? If so, you’re not alone. Solutions to these problems have typically been to allow overtime to rise or risk customer dissatisfaction by pushing out customer promise dates.

Topics: On-Demand Labor Better Workforce Next Generation Labor Next Generation Workforce Flexible Capacity
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Average: You are what you plan for

By Adam Rubatt on Jul 20, 2020 8:00:00 AM

When you’re in operations, you're always thinking of the future.  Whether it’s for the next shift, next week or next quarter, you’ll need to create a forecast that will help you prepare for the demand coming your way.  And for all businesses, there is a common practice of how those operations plans are created.  You look at historical demand, take the average, and build your forecasts off that.  

Topics: On-Demand Labor Next Generation Labor Digital Manufacturing On-Demand Technology Veryable Flexible Capacity US Manufacturing
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Leanshoring - Blueprint to localize

By Pat Dippel on Jul 2, 2020 8:00:00 AM

US Manufacturing is resilient and has never been in a better position to reclaim what was previously given away, as discussed in Now is the Time to Take It Back.  Outsourcing inherently introduces significant risks to service and quality, and the calculations typically used to make the case to outsource are highly inaccurate and overstated; even a 20-30% miscalculation would single-handedly negate any potential savings.  Any remaining cost gaps can easily be solved for by leveraging lean methodology to eliminate waste.  This concept of Leanshoring is already happening around the country, led by those willing to do the work by aggressively and creatively finding lasting solutions that solve the real problem all businesses face: waste. 

Topics: On-Demand Labor Flexible Capacity Global Supply Chain US Manufacturing
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The One Stop Shop for Your Labor Needs

By Adam Rubatt on May 12, 2020 9:47:01 AM

“Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth”.  I bet you didn’t think I could fit a quote from Mike Tyson into a blog about labor planning.  But the truth is, this quote really hits home for me when it comes to designing labor models and demand forecasting.  

Topics: On-Demand Labor Labor Intelligence Flexible Capacity
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Right Tool for the Job

By Nick Parrish on Apr 30, 2020 9:31:38 AM

What's in your toolkit?

Have you ever tried to fix something that required a tool or a part, but once you had the tool, you still couldn’t solve the problem?  I’m flashing back to trips between my house and the hardware store, after getting home and via trial and error, realizing I needed a different size, different brand, or different tool altogether.  

Topics: On-Demand Labor Labor Intelligence Flexible Capacity Labor Pool Marketplace for Labor
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Fool Me Once...

By Nick Parrish on Apr 23, 2020 3:02:37 PM

Fool Me Once…

There’s an old adage, “fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice…shame on me”.   Side note, I can’t help but read that in George W Bush’s accent and chuckle.  Looking at the world around us, it’s safe to say industry and society were collectively taken by surprise.  The effects are evident across everything from the price of crude, to the number of jobless claims, to the visible impact on the supply chain.  Despite all of that, manufacturers and distributors are still being called on to answer the bell and produce and deliver goods with minimal disruption.  

Topics: Flexible Capacity Coronavirus Global Supply Chain US Manufacturing
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Be Resilient, But Cultivate It

By Pete Conrad on Apr 13, 2020 10:08:25 AM

Resiliency is becoming a buzzword now because of the global stress test that supply chains are facing today due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and highlights the vulnerability of the distributed network of global supply chains.  Starting in January, the COVID-19 effects on the global supply chain were starting to reveal themselves as product stopped moving from the Chinese interior to the ports.  As the factories started slowing, the linkage to the ports failed as well when Wuhan and surrounding provinces were quarantined.  Then shipping companies cancelled sailings causing vessels and empty containers to be out of position across the globe.  Even after countries and businesses re-open, the affects of this disruption will be felt for at least a year to reposition people, right-size assets, and determine the new demand profile going forward. 

Position to change

Topics: Flexible Capacity Coronavirus Global Supply Chain
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Why Veryable? Flexible, Agile and Zero Cost to Scale!

By Jeremy D. Long on Feb 28, 2020 10:08:47 AM

As a General Manager or Operations Manager of a manufacturing plant, warehouse, or logistics/supply chain company you understand the importance of human capital. You also understand that in a low unemployment economy that finding and retaining talented individuals is challenging. In addition to turnover, nonproductive time, absenteeism, overtime, etc. all make it very difficult to drive productivity improvements in a competitive environment that is evolving rapidly.

Topics: On-Demand Labor Flexible Capacity Labor Pool Marketplace for Labor