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Measuring and Managing Forecast Accuracy for Continuous Improvement

In my previous blogs related to effective forecasting I have covered several basic concepts that carry forward into this discussion. Whether you want to…

Improved Forecasting Starts with Effective Data and Standard Modeling

In my last blog I talked about the need for accurate forecasting as a vital link in the chain of your labor management and operational planning and execution…

Does Forecast Accuracy Really Matter In Your Organization?

You can’t create a good schedule from a bad forecast. That’s the plain and simple truth in effective labor management and labor scheduling. If the goal is…

Defining Best Methods and Why Industrial Engineering Could Really Help

In my last blog I discussed the importance of defining and adopting best methods as the most important driver of efficiencies and return on…

Labor Model Transparency

“What constitutes a good labor model?” is a question I have been asked many times. A host of features and functions come to mind…

Labor Model Integrity: Trust but Validate

Building a detailed labor model is the best way to understand and quantify all the work volumes, activities, service allowances and store-specific characteristics…