Unit Cost – Measurement of Continuous Improvement

One of the challenges when measuring process productivity is deciding on what measurements and metrics to use. Industrial Engineers take a reductionist approach and try to get as much process detail (metrics) as possible. This is useful, but makes it very complex to determine and measure ongoing improvement. From an IE perspective, all of those […]

Productivity versus Quality and Safety

One of the common concerns we here when discussing pay for performance is that quality and safety can suffer. From our experience, this has not been the case even if quality and safety are not measured.  However we do encourage companies to include quality, safety and other non productive criteria if they can. When you […]

Top 10 Predictions for Warehouse Operations in 2018

1. The Datafication of the Warehouse will accelerate. The current trend of datafying the warehouse will continue and accelerate. More companies will utilize equipment telematics and begin testing wearables. The challenge will not be in creating the data but in sorting through the ever increasing volume of data and making sense of it. New big […]