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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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The True Cost of Hourly Labor

By Carter Stanley on Jan 7, 2020 11:06:46 AM

I spent the early part of my career in Corporate Finance for many recognizable names in consumer goods manufacturing, and no matter how sophisticated the financial reporting system was, figuring out what hourly labor truly cost was always quite an exercise. If answering this seemingly simple question is difficult for a large Fortune 100 company to answer, it is not surprising that many of the businesses I talk to on a weekly basis simply are not educated on the true cost of their “$10/HR” labor.

Topics: On-Demand Labor Better Workforce Labor Intelligence Next Generation Workforce Digital Manufacturing On-Demand Technology Veryable Marketplace for Labor labor cost
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Veryable: The Solution to Improving Operational Metrics

By Veryable Editorial Team on Aug 27, 2019 1:03:34 PM

In the world of modern manufacturing and distribution, operations leaders are evaluating production metrics every day – a blue-collar version of the NYSE Big Board.  And as businesses race to keep up with this modernization, they acquire technology that allows real time, 24/7 access to these same production metrics.  The result is a NYSE Big Board that never closes for the day…  these operations leaders wake up, grab their smart phones and check the numbers.  They check the numbers when they get to the office and again at lunch.  They get one last check before the commute home and then one more peek before the lights go off at night.  Production metrics are everywhere, hunting down the operational bottlenecks, shutdowns and challenges.

Topics: Next Generation Workforce Digital Manufacturing On-Demand Technology Veryable
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Breaking Martec's Law

By Jeff Wells on Feb 13, 2019 8:59:00 PM

We live in a world where technology is all around us. Chances are, most of us are using advanced technology in our daily lives (i.e. smartphones, wearables, smart TVs, IoT, etc.). So why then, in a world of digital everything, do we still use physical calendars, paper time cards, excel spreadsheets, staffing augmentation, etc. in our daily operations? The answer likely lies in what is known as Martec’s Law.

Topics: On-Demand Technology
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Perspective from a Former Plant Manager

By Pete Conrad on Oct 24, 2018 6:59:00 PM

As a plant manager, unit manager and departmental supervisor throughout my career, my day went something like this. Get to work early and assess the plans one more time before executing. Everything looks good, or at least the challenges are manageable - except for headcount.  We need 120 in production positions to complete the day without overtime and after call outs from full-time, I’m down to 113. Then, I move to my temporary staff positions which make up 15-20% of my team depending on the season which is about 18 folks, 8 of which are no shows or have yet to call and let us know their status.  Now, the team has to figure out a way to make up a 12.5% staffing deficiency through productivity and overtime, or not complete orders. This scenario occurs all too often, despite the variety of attendance policies promising to solve the issue.

Topics: On-Demand Technology
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Online Platforms are Growing On-Demand Labor

By Ariana Spunt on Jun 21, 2018 2:45:00 PM

ONLINE GROWTH

Veryable offers a marketplace for on-demand labor that allows businesses and workers to connect. This use of a digital platform is similar to companies such as Uber, where a service is provided on-demand. According to the McKinsey Global Institute’s report, discussed in our previous blog, around 15% of independent workers have used an online platform to find work, but this number is growing. The benefits of using a digital shared labor pool are endless. The MGI survey gives us a few concrete examples of the benefits of an online platform.  

Topics: On-Demand Technology
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Smartphones are changing the way we work

By Ana Padgett on Mar 9, 2018 4:48:00 PM

Let's face it, today mobile devices are integrated into nearly every aspect of our daily lives. Just think back to the last time you didn't have a smartphone, or other mobile device with you? Can't remember? And how often have you used your phone for work? The answer is probably more often than you think!

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Frequently Asked Questions for Business Users

By Mike Kinder on Jul 11, 2017 3:48:00 AM

Many businesses are already benefiting from the ability to scale quickly with Veryable on-demand labor – both increasing their top line growth and improving the bottom line with better labor productivity.

Topics: On-Demand Technology