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Labor often represents 45% or more of a given company's annual costs, and it's the one variable that's typically the easiest one for management to adjust quickly. Still, when companies face challenging times – either due to a need to 'ramp up' or 'scale back' team resources – managers are typically most reluctant to change staffing levels. This is often out of a genuine sense of concern for team member morale – but it's also just as often due to an inability to objectively determine optimum team sizes, performance levels and costs necessary to 'get the job done.' Robust Production Management (RPM) Module 5: "Staffing Models," provides the tools, formulas, calculations, and templates that can help managers in any company – of any size or type – optimize team sizes through the use of objective data. With RPM Module 5, you no longer have to guess at the required size of your teams – you'll KNOW. "Staffing Models" is the fifth module in the Metrilogics RPM management training series – more on the way.
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Source: Best Practices in Staffing PDF: Robust Production Management (RPM) Module 5: Staffing Models PDF (PDF) Document, Lance Latham
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: LANCE LATHAM
After earning his MBA degree from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business in 1992, Lance Latham embarked on a successful career in operations management and process improvement - including roles as a hands-on operations manager, consultant and project manager in the manufacturing, warehouse / logistics, financial services and IT sectors. [read more] Regardless of company size or business arena, Lance consistently demonstrated that the same management methods that raise output quality, increase productivity and efficiency, and drive down operational costs in one environment are equally effective when applied in another. This unique set of concepts, techniques and tools - acquired through first-hand application and refinement over many years, and in various environments - led to the Metrilogics "Robust Production Management (RPM)" performance improvement and cost reduction framework.
Lance Latham has published 12 additional documents on Flevy.
This business document is categorized under the function(s): Operations Organization, Change, & HR
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Number of Pages: 22
Related Topic(s): Staffing
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