All companies are unique. We found this to be true while working with hundreds of organizations across multiple industries. However, commonalities do exist. The following 12 insights tend to be universally true in a broad sense. Interestingly, some of these … Read the rest
Once Operations and Human Resource Managers realize that some pain points may have a common root-cause, they may put their heads together and come to an agreement â€“ their shift schedule may be causing many of their biggest problems.Â Some … Read the rest
Business Leaders and Managers regularly scan the health of their organizations. Even the most well-run businesses are embedded in a complex eco-system, one with many influencing factors. Certain sub-optimal signals and symptoms may show up from time to time. When … Read the rest
Operation Managers and Human Resource Managers know that if your workload has seasonality, then you need a plan to deal with it. Maybe your strategy is to maximize gains or maybe its to minimize lost opportunities. Whatever your priority is, … Read the rest
If you are like most successful companies, you have made Employee Engagement a top priority.Â You have a participative environment that invites the workforce to share in the creation and therefore, ownership of solutions to operational issues and problems.
Then, … Read the rest
If you are a Human Resources Manager, then you are well aware of the difficulty in finding quality employees in todayâ€™s tight labor market. You and everyone else in your local area are competing for an ever-shrinking pool of potential … Read the rest
Recently I was meeting with a team of union leaders and managers to discuss their shift schedules and our process for evaluating shift schedules and finding better alternatives. One of the things I often do during the introduction part of … Read the rest
As a Plant Manager or Human Resources Manager, in a shiftwork operation, you’ve certainly heard “Everyone that I know wants to start the shifts at such-and-such a time.” You hear this but the question is – What do you do … Read the rest
There are many aspects to the concept of Lean Manufacturing and Lean Thinking. One of the fundamental goals of applying lean concepts is to eliminate waste in the process.
What can we do to minimize waste in shift schedules? In … Read the rest
If you manage a shiftwork operation or if you are a Human Resource manager in a shiftwork operation or if you are a shift worker then – Overtime is a big deal.
Based on my 30 years of experience … Read the rest