Moving From Job-Based to Task-Based Scheduling

Moving From Job-Based to Task-Based Scheduling: Understanding the Basics

If you followed recent blog posts by Logile, specifically the “Scheduling Insights” series, you learned about the four most common approaches to scheduling. In this post, we focus on using different types of available data to drive scheduling in a variety of ways.

Light Bulb Importance of an Idea Log

The Importance of Maintaining an Idea Log and How to Use It

During my career as a retail manager, consultant and engineer, I heard lots of great ideas from employees about how to improve workflow. Whether asking to relocate a table to open space or implement a tool to optimize processing, their suggestions were valuable. Maybe you have experienced this…

NRF 2019

NRF 2019: It’s a Wrap

Everyone connected with the retail industry knows that NRF’s Big Show sets the pace in retail for the entire year, bringing together the industry insight, technology, trends and opportunities that inspire growth and transformation. It’s all about new ideas, innovation and community, and NRF 2019 didn’t disappoint.

Unified Commerce Part One

Unified Commerce, What Have You Done? Part One

Unified commerce goes by many names, such as e-commerce, online ordering, click-and-collect and more. Regardless, unified commerce is “an upsetting force”1 in retail. It is here to stay, as evidenced in upward trending census figures over…

Scheduling Constraint Optimization

Scheduling Constraint Optimization

To schedule optimally, retailers include many intricate parts in the scheduling process. The primary goal from a retailer’s perspective is to produce schedules that cover daily and weekly business trends, offering consistent coverage…

Increasing Front End Productivity

Tips for Increasing Your Front End Productivity

For many retailers, the front end is a focal point for labor efficiency due to the sheer volume of each required task. There are numerous ways to improve front end productivity and reap the associated cost savings…

Go Lean Even in Retail

Go Lean. Even in Retail.

For a business to thrive, it must offer a desirable product that people will pay for. Regardless of industry, every business wants to ensure its customers are happy so they continue purchasing its products or services. As the old proverb notes, the customer is king…

Why Do Companies Need KPIs to Achieve Their Goals

Why Do Companies Need KPIs to Achieve Their Goals?

Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) are known as measurable values or metrics that help track progression toward a company’s business goals. Some common examples of KPIs used in the retail industry are…

You Need Employee Self Serve

You Need Employee Self-Serve: Here’s Why

How much time do your managers spend updating and managing employee information per day? Is it 15 minutes? Maybe 30 minutes? That time adds up when you aggregate across your store, and it costs even more when you go beyond a single location…

Connecting With the Needs of Your Stores

Connecting With the Needs of Your Stores

Many people think of task management as a tool designed to help companies manage the flow of tasks and messages from corporate headquarters to store-level users, while providing visibility into store execution. And indeed, these are core aspects of any complete…