Variable labor is typically the largest cost bucket within your P&L however s successful Labor Management Program can help you maximize your investment. Whether you are new to this program or an old hand at it – you’re more than likely aware that software is a critical component of any labor management program. However, to drive maximum results, a well defined set of programs must be wrapped around the system in order to successfully navigate the change from current state to future state. Successfully improving productivity, reducing turnover and overtime is realized by creating a culture of accountability, recognition, and continuous improvement.
In this session, Jim Chamberlain of Alpine Supply Chain Solutions and Evan Danner of TZA, will walk you through the keys of a successful Labor Management Program. Jim and Evan both have over 30 years of experience successfully rolling out programs that have delivered labor savings of 20 percent or more for customers across all verticals.
Your Labor Management ExpertS
Success is realized by wrapping a program around the tool to create a culture of accountability and continual improvement that recognizes and rewards excellence.
Jim has over 30 years of engineering experience within distribution operations and supply chain logistics. He spent the last 24 years with DSC Logistics where he led engineering teams that provided innovative solutions for Fortune 500 companies within food, tobacco, CPG, electronics, and medical device industries. Jim focuses on lifecycle support to ensure customers receive exceptional value from RFP to start-up, through steady-state and growth. Key areas of focus are layout design, start-up support, innovation, value added services, engineered labor standards, labor management, Continual Improvement (Lean & Six-Sigma), material handling management, and operations excellence.
- Has led over 50 successful labor management implementations that reduced each customer’s variable labor expense by an average of 20+%
- Develops enhancements to WMS on an on-going basis to drive costs out of supply chain for existing and new customers. Examples include Directed Putaway, Directed Replenishment, Accu-Pick, Pick & Load Optimization, Metrics, Voice Pick
- Implements web-based Material Handling Equipment programs that significantly reduced spend by analyzing and acting on intelligence information related to lift trucks, batteries, chargers
- Focuses on best practices within logistics centers to ensure consistent, high performance across entire network regardless of business vertical and consignee special requirements
- Has led team of packaging engineers that focused on low-cost manual and automated product transformation projects that allow customers to differentiate their merchandise within retail stores
Industry Organizations and Associations:
- Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals
- Warehouse Education and Research Council
- Institute of Industrial Engineers
- MTM Association, Board of Directors
- JDA, Warehouse Labor Management Special Interest Group Chair
Evan Danner, President TZA
We leverage our collective experience and break-through technology to support a culture of fair performance expectations, real-time feedback, coaching, recognition and reward.
TZA’s innovative ProTrack Labor Management System, engineering services and management training help organizations improve operational cost effectiveness through real-time performance management, employee engagement and data analytics.
With over 35 years of expertise in labor management engineering and technology, TZA educates and propels supply chain organizations to adopt continuous improvement and achieve a competitive advantage.