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Engineered Labor Standards

Many warehousing operations install discrete engineered labor standards and progressive discipline programs in key areas of an operation (e.g. order selection and forklift activities). While these programs typically do a good job of increasing performance by removing non-productive hours within standardized work functions, operators find that many of the hours removed from standardized work functions tend to "gravitate" towards non-standard or indirect activities, degrading the desired productivity impact for the operation.

To minimize this degradation, Peak Business Solutions believes that standards should be applied to the majority of direct and indirect activities. This approach provides management and supervision with the necessary tools and information to improve overall operational performance while removing animosity that often exists between employees working under standardized vs. non-standardized activities.