In retail, a common and definitely worthy New Year’s resolution is improving operational efficiency and costs. One area that warrants a hard look is associate overtime at your stores. Understanding the sometimes surprisingly far-reaching cultural and monetary impacts of overtime is the best first step!
Retailers know the importance of food safety and are turning to technology to improve compliance and reduce risk. Today we focus specifically on planning for a successful food safety implementation and making difficult decisions about project scope and change management.
To be effective, retail food safety solutions must be carefully selected and implemented. In this first-in-series post, we examine the comprehensive but key elements of a successful food safety solution implementation.
The holiday season is a time for contemplation, and this year we welcome a brand-new decade! We reflect on game-changing technology progress of the past 10 years and what it means for retail WFM.
NRF: Retail’s Big Show is a wonderful learning opportunity, but time flies at the event, and the overall enormity can be overwhelming. Consider these practical tips to help you plan ahead and make the most of your experience.
Many retail activities are seasonal, but systematic workforce management upkeep delivers benefits all year long. This post explains ways to keep tabs on your workforce systems for optimal results. Fall forward for year-round success!
The common struggle among retailers implementing new projects is an overzealousness to execute without a solid plan. This post explores vital questions and important considerations in creating project plans that work.
Leverage training as an operational strategy. We review the different types of training techniques companies use to improve associate retention and, ultimately, overall operating efficiency.
Some companies don’t have the right tools in place, while others have what they need, but their organizational or maintenance tactics are so loose that they burn money on stalled production. This post reviews the effects of great equipment maintenance and organization, as well as how this affects workforce labor efficiency, through a topic called lean.
Whatever your approach to setting labor expectations, it is important to think through how, why and what you need to capture. To help you improve performance and analysis, we’ve compiled some tips and key reporting considerations to give you a good start in bolstering your reporting game!