TZA has the experience and insight to take your workforce performance to the next level by developing optimized engineered labor standards for each activity within your operation. By utilizing engineered labor standards, you can track associate time and productivity, forecast workforce requirements, and identify opportunities for process improvement—leading to higher performance, improved utilization and reduced costs. By implementing labor standards, you can answer:
How long does a work activity take? How long should it take?
How can the work activity be streamlined? What is the best practice?
Achieving Higher Performance with Engineered Labor Standards
Every successful labor management initiative requires the development of accurate and fair expectations, or baseline standards, to gain the confidence of the employee and management teams.
The ProTrack Data Collection Module captures multiple determinants such as lines, pieces, cases, cube, weight, reaches and travel. With TZA’s ProTrack Labor Management Software, you can ensure that each standard time represents the work cycle appropriately. This approach creates dynamic standards that flex up or down automatically as work content changes, so they require little or no maintenance.
Our approach to developing engineered labor standards ranges from traditional time and motion studies and predetermined standards, to a hybrid approach that combines the strengths of the two historically distinct engineering techniques to shorten the development period while maintaining high accuracy.
Why Use Engineered Labor Standards?
Dynamic engineered labor standards provide the foundation for more efficient and more cost-effective warehousing, distribution and production processes and activities:
- Performance Reporting: Comparing associate and department performance against standards becomes a critical component of identifying opportunities for productivity improvements and cost savings.
- ROI Analysis: Standards allow you to estimate improvement potential for process changes, new facility layout and equipment investments.
- Cost Control: Using standard work measurements provides the best way to get a handle on labor costs per units and for specific order types or customers.
- Labor Planning & Scheduling: Having accurate labor standards ensures the correct labor hours and resources are assigned to each activity and provides essential data for budgeting, staffing, and workload planning.
- Incentives: Having measurable standards applied to activities is critical to establishing fair, accurate pay for performance programs.