Working Hard or Working Smart?

How many times have you heard or used the phrase “there just aren’t enough hours in the day?” Well if you are like me, it’s virtually every day.

My Favorite Season(ality): Summer!

Memorial Day marked the official start of summer, and I am so thrilled that summer is finally here! Summer has always been…

Immediate Customer Feedback via Task Management

As retailers implement and expand their use of Task Execution and Compliance software solutions, such as Logile’s EC5™, they naturally begin to ask…

Do You Believe You Can Sustain Improvement?

Sustaining 5-S in a retail store may sound challenging. Let’s approach this challenge from a perspective a lot of us are familiar with, washing and waxing a car? Think about the…

Standards, Standards, Standards

What is the definition of Standards? Google will tell you it’s “a level of quality or attainment.” Dig a little deeper and Google goes on to say “a required or agreed level of quality…

Automate Task Management with Web Services

More and more retailers are turning to Task Execution and Compliance software solutions, such as Logile’s EC5™, to improve communication and…

Scheduling: Is My Company Truly Committed to 5-S?

n my last blog post I discussed the importance of quality Labor Standards and Best Practices. The key to developing best methods for your workforce is a solid…

Scheduling: How good are your labor standards and best practices?

Scheduling is only as good as the sum of your preparations. Even the best systems and most thoughtful schedule writers are only part of the equation. If the scheduling…

The Pathway to Productivity – Measuring Improvement

In the first edition of the Pathway to Productivity we examined the value in understanding how your employees are spending their time. Identifying pockets of…

Why Most System Forecasts Fall Short of Your Needs

One of the things that a store operator learns very quickly once they manage a variety of stores is that some stores are easier to forecast than others. Any chain…