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Jeff Tweten, Managing Partner of Work Safe Work Smart, discusses how using lean processes can help companies overcome the barriers created by a tight labor market.
Current market conditions mean an increased opportunity for growth, and delivery has become our industry’s major bottleneck. A knee-jerk response is often to buy/rent more trucks and hire more drivers without the real awareness of how often our current fleet is underutilized.
The default reaction to sales growth, and its complimentary expanded delivery requirements, is typically to hire more people and buy more equipment. Efficiency, however, creates more capacity. One consideration, often overlooked, is the efficiency of the current fleet.
We are in the business of product delivery, and when our trucks sit in the yard, we aren’t making money. A serious focus on improving your truck turnaround time not only eliminates costs, but it creates much-needed capacity without the need to hire new people and buy more equipment.
Before you hire more drivers or buy more trucks and trailers, Shane Soule wants to make sure you are making the most out of your current resources.
Learn how Joost Douwes, President of Chinook Lumber, and Shane Soule, President of ProTec Panel and Truss, have utilized warehouse management technology to improve inventory accuracy, leading to improved operator efficiencies and dramatic impacts on the bottom line.