Need more productivity? Try utilization cubed

This post is focused on the second of three themes on how companies can successfully thrive through a digital transformation. It’s what I call Utilization3   (utilization cubed). The successful companies I study have extended beyond traditional means of driving productivity through high utilization of resources. They are innovating and successfully executing new methods with the … Continue reading Need more productivity? Try utilization cubed

Visualizing Schedule “Tradesies”

We recently met with an operations executive that was confronting one of the more vexing issues a manager faces. An employee told her there is a rumor going around that employees are swapping shifts with each other to increase their pay. In this organization, anyone who is not scheduled to work but then works is … Continue reading Visualizing Schedule “Tradesies”

Optimized Labor Scheduling for Quality Control Labs

Brazil is no doubt the best place to enjoy the World Cup this year, but Belgium is definitely celebrating the event with colors, team gear and soccer centric activity everywhere. I had the opportunity to be in Antwerp the night Belgium beat Algeria last week and spirits were running high. But of course that was … Continue reading Optimized Labor Scheduling for Quality Control Labs

Adding more labor can be beneficial to your bottom line

It’s been about eight years since I stepped into the manufacturing vertical in Kronos and I’m excited to announce that Kronos has asked me to take what I’ve learned here and apply it to a new initiative. This is a project to demonstrate that labor is not just a cost and compliance burden, but rather … Continue reading Adding more labor can be beneficial to your bottom line