Plugging the Gaps in your Data

Continuing the discussion of data driven standards and the gaps in data that all companies have to deal with, this blog will address the problems of missing work flow data and missing metrics. Missing Work Flow Data A normal warehouse management system (WMS) will only capture about 50-60% of the actual work flow that occurs […]


Data Driven Standards

Advancements in technology are giving us access to new methodologies that before were too burdensome for computers to work with. New “Big Data” tools allow us to process volumes of data that 10 years ago could not be handled. In the world of industrial engineering, this has given rise to a different way of calculating […]


Cost to Serve – The 4th Dimension of Process Analysis

Objective and measurable employee performance standards are an excellent way to drive workforce engagement, improve productivity, and measure process improvement. The most common method of deriving performance standards is through the use of Engineered Labor Standards (ELS). This involves an industrial engineer conducting time and motion studies, data analysis, and industry best practice methodology to […]


Data Insights from Wearable Devices

We are experiencing an explosion of data being created from internet-connected devices. Wearable devices are starting to gain a foothold in the market, and they can provide new insights into how work is being performed in the warehouse, manufacturing plant, or out on the road. Although wearable data by itself can provide useful information, its […]


Three Factors to Consider when Measuring ROI

Measuring ROI (Return on Investment) with labor management can be challenging. Many LMS providers focus solely on the performance standards (ELS) and then calculate what an improvement in those standards means financially. However, we have found that improvements in ELS often do not translate into reduced labor costs or improvements in profitability. Easy Metrics measures […]


Thinking Beyond Labor Management

The tight labor market and finding good people is on the top of every manager’s mind right now, so maximizing productivity with labor management is a very hot topic. However, we also need to think long term because there is one thing that is constant and that is change! There has been a lot of […]


Predictive Analytics for Businesses: What It Is and How It Impacts You

Predictive analytics (PA) is a term used for forecasting the future by performing analytics on the data to reduce the occurrence of unwanted events and collect maximized outcomes. PA is better executed by implementing the various approaches of data mining, statistical analytics, computation, machine learning and sometimes artificial intelligence on data. Predictive analytics can recognize […]


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