Why Organizations Need Effective Onboarding

During the pandemic many companies have had to lay off a significant number of employees as volume has dropped. In the coming months, many companies will start to hire as volumes start to return to normal levels. It is critical that a formal on-boarding process is used and supported by advanced tools in order to […]

Leveraging Technology for Labor Planning

Workforce planning is essential to high-performing operations In today’s complex world, organizations are facing labor challenges like never before. With work volume changing dramatically from day to day, it has become increasingly harder to assure that the right resources are in the right place at the right time, resulting in significantly higher labor cost. In […]

Operational Visibility

The current COVID-19 pandemic has put unforeseen pressures on today’s supply chain. In this crisis, identifying opportunities for improvement has become necessary in almost every organization. While many of these problems existed before this crisis, the current state of things has highlighted how critical they truly are. As with most problems, the first step to […]

MHI Annual Industry Report Response: Embracing the Digital Mindset

Connecting Data, Talent, and Technology in Digital Supply Chains Recently, the MHI Annual Industry Report “Embracing the Digital Mindset” was released and discussed at MODEX 2020 on March 12. This is the seventh annual highly rated report on industry research from MHI and Deloitte. This year’s survey report details the coupling of digital technology and […]

MODEX 2020 Takeaways

In the wake of concerns about COVID-19, the topic of supply chain resiliency was at the forefront of conversation at MODEX 2020. Software, digital connectivity, big data analytics and labor challenges were the hot industry topics of this year, as outlined in the MHI Industry Report. During the show, the TZA team was able to […]

2020 Supply Chain Trends

Key Supply Chain Trends for 2020 Looking back on the trends of 2019, the supply chain predictions for this year highlight several challenges for organizations. Growing labor market challenges Labor market challenges have been increasing over recent years. Businesses can expect to see a tighter and more competitive labor market in 2020. With unemployment at […]

Benefits of Pay Per Performance Programs

Turnover and labor shortages in the manufacturing and distribution industries continue to impact the operations of companies of all sizes. With that, the use of pay for performance or incentive programs is almost certain to escalate as employers search for ways to provide more competitive wage programs while boosting  both labor performance and employee retention. […]

Tips For Increasing Employee Engagement

What steps do you take in your operations to celebrate your workforce’s contributions and encourage engagement? In 2020, data supports a huge push for engagement in organizations. What is employee engagement? Managers properly interacting with their employees can result in the employee developing an emotional commitment to the organization. These relationships and a company culture […]

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 […]