Developing a Business Intelligence Strategy in your Operations

Business intelligence allows you to leverage your operational data to reveal key insights. However, without the right strategy, your BI tool might not reach its maximum potential. Here are some steps that we recommend you include on your business intelligence road-map. Steps to creating a successful BI strategy 1. BE PREPARED FOR CHANGE A BI […]

The 10 Year Challenge: Labor Management Edition

2010 Spreadsheets Is your labor management strategy stuck in the last decade? 2020 ProTrack LMS What is wrong with labor tracking? Performance tracking is often achieved through the process of collecting WMS data by individual and transferring this data into a spreadsheet. Once in a spreadsheet this data can be manipulated to compare performance data […]

Labor Tracking vs. Labor Management System

Do you have a true labor management system? In today’s supply chain environments, the best operations have transitioned from labor tracking to labor management software to combat low productivity, high labor cost, high turnover and excessive overtime. We are breaking down the difference between these systems to demonstrate how labor management software gives your management […]

Take a Proactive Approach to Your Employee Turnover Problem

According to the Labor Department, more employees are quitting their jobs in record high numbers over the last six years. That should come as no surprise since employee turnover rates have been edging upward, which can create productivity impacts and huge labor costs for your business. Factors Contributing to Turnover Labor ShortageTight labor marketRetirement – […]

Staying Competitive in a ‘Survival of the Fittest’ Supply Chain Industry

In today’s world, a variety of supply chain challenges like the labor shortage, high turnover, fast order turnaround times, and rising costs have emerged and created issues for organizations. What are you doing to evolve and thrive in a “survival of the fittest” industry? Positioning Your business for success 1. Retain Skilled Workers It’s no […]

Use High Performance Coaching to Build a Team of Top Performers

High performance coaching is fundamental in team activities like sports, but many manufacturers and distributors miss opportunities to improve productivity by properly engaging with their employees. Whether to ensure the success of new associates, help a struggling employee, or crank up overall team performance, formal coaching is a proven way to build a high performance […]

MHI Report Response: Technology in the Supply Chain

Spending on Technology is up Drastically The MHI report survey results suggest that investment in supply chain innovation is rising drastically, with a 95% increase in projected spending for 2019, contrary to previously declining budgets from 2015-2018. The report touches on several major factors pushing for digital implementation in the supply chain. Digitization and the […]

TZA Team: ProMat 2019 Takeaways

During ProMat 2019, the industry chatter and presentations focused on a set of key topics: Find Your WOW- get inspired by today’s advancements in the supply chain How to Effectively Address the Tight Labor Market Blockchain -Advancements and Advice on Managing Technology and the Drive for Digital in the Supply Chain Logistics and Fast Order […]

Real-Time Data & Insights Go Global

Access Operational Data from Anywhere at Any Time Imagine if you could access your data and gain full visibility into your operations in real-time from anywhere in the world. Picture having that data not only at your home location, but across your entire enterprise at the supervisor, department and facility levels. Now imagine you can […]