Retail Labor Efficiency Think Lean

Want Higher Retail Labor Efficiency? Get Lean With Your Thinking

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.
Effective Retail Reporting KPI Measurement Tips

Setting Labor Expectations and Effective Retail Reporting: KPIs and Measurement Tips

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!
Setting Labor Expectations Managing Labor

Setting Labor Expectations and Effective Retail Reporting: Managing Labor

Labor management and reporting are complex functions. It helps to break down some of the elements to understand how they work and where they fit within a retail organization’s operations. In this post, we explore common approaches to measuring labor performance and goals.
Happy Employees Training

Happy Associates: How Training Can Lead to Greater Employee Satisfaction

In the quest to foster happier, more fulfilled employees, training represents a strategy that not only boosts productivity but also helps drive retention. We take a closer look at the positive benefits of training beyond just job and task execution.

Accurate Forecasting Is the Key to Unlocking Value From Labor Scheduling Tools

Faster computing platforms, AI and ML algorithms have led to forecast accuracy breakthroughs. Better math and faster processing out-gun older, static approaches at every turn. For competitive advantage through your WFM solution, first start by upgrading your forecast.
case for superior retail staffing analysis tools

The Case for Superior Retail Staffing Analysis Tools

New retail staffing analysis tools present a tremendous opportunity to strategically deploy labor resources. They enable a small labor team to do far more than what larger labor teams without such tools could ever do to drive better staffing strategies.
Next-Gen Workforce Management Opportunities for Retailers

Next-Generation Workforce Management: An Inventory of Fresh Opportunities for Retail Stores

Retailers can address impacts of higher labor costs with the latest generation of WFM tools that leverage expanded use of AI, real-time data exchange and more robust enterprise computing platforms. It’s time for new opportunities and substantial benefits.
Impact of Higher Labor Costs in Retail

The New Normal: The Impact of Higher Labor Costs in Retail

The new normal of higher labor costs has driven fundamental changes in retail organizations as add-on labor costs have resulted in fewer, less-experienced associates having to deliver the service and format of their retail brand. This post covers some of the biggest impacts of this environment on retailers.
Supermarket Checkout Queue

To Know the Checkout Queue...

Queue management is an art and a science. To adequately prepare for customer expectations at checkout, retailers must understand the queue then plan for it. We outline how technology optimizes this process.
Technology HACCP Retail Food Production

Using Technology With HACCP in Retail Food Production

Time and temperature are two of the most important factors for ensuring food safety. For most retail food production items, these factors are easiest to control and can thus eliminate some of the biggest food safety risks that challenge retailers.
Retail Transformation From Data to Systems Thinking

Retail Transformation: Shifting From Data Analysis to Systems Thinking

During labor management, analysts are often caught with too much to do in too little time with too few resources. Today, we outline how upgraded tools can reduce this burden while producing more effective results. It is called systems thinking.
Retailers Look Overseas for Solutions

Are Retailers Using All of the Tools at Their Disposal? How to Look Overseas for Successful Solutions

Retail innovation could be more globally inspired than some realize. Today, the American on-the-go express format, which differed historically from UK express stores, may now be thriving because of the UK’s influence.