Retail Transformation From Data to Systems Thinking

Retail Transformation: Shifting From Data Analysis to Systems Thinking

Julie Bushee, Retail Labor Manager

In the ideal retail situation, labor analysts can focus their attention on data interpretation, allowing their information technology to do heavy data mining. Alas, this is rare. Many labor teams require analysts to gather and shape data prior to analysis. In the worst-case scenarios, retailers have Read more

Labor Management Checklist

Notice to Update: The Labor Management Checklist

One overlooked best practice after retailers go live with their labor model is standard upkeep. Many will want to regularly ask, at minimum, these five questions to keep labor budgets and expectations excellent.

Measuring and Managing Forecast Accuracy for Continuous Improvement

In my previous blogs related to effective forecasting I have covered several basic concepts that carry forward into this discussion. Whether you want to…

Improved Forecasting Effective Data Standards Modeling

Improved Forecasting Starts With Effective Data and Standard Modeling

In my last blog I talked about the need for accurate forecasting as a vital link in the chain of your labor management and operational planning and execution…

Does Forecast Accuracy Really Matter In Your Organization?

You can’t create a good schedule from a bad forecast. That’s the plain and simple truth in effective labor management and labor scheduling. If the goal is…

Labor Model Transparency

“What constitutes a good labor model?” is a question I have been asked many times. A host of features and functions come to mind…