Coping with a Skilled Labor Shortage

Labor trends in US manufacturingAs we mentioned in the Megatrends post, US manufacturers are facing a number of headwinds when it comes to sourcing their labor.  These manufacturers differentiate…

Lean vs. Six Sigma

Many people today tout Lean Six Sigma as a common tool to drive process improvement across industries and functions.  You may think that the two are one in the same…

Perspective from a Former Plant Manager

The Labor Dilemma As a plant manager, unit manager and departmental supervisor throughout my career, my day went something like this. Get to work early and assess the plans one…

Forecasting versus Flexibility

Forecasts, by definition, will always be wrong. The degree to which they are wrong varies widely – the magnitude of the gap is often a factor of demand planning techniques and…

Closing the Skills Gap

The Skills Gap ProblemThe manufacturing industry is booming, and soon there will be more jobs than workers.   Where have all the workers gone?  They are retiring at an alarming…

Building a Better Workforce

https://youtu.be/p5X8vdcF-e0WHAT DO BUSINESSES REALLY WANT FROM THEIR WORKERS?In order to succeed in the manufacturing, distribution, and warehousing sectors, businesses must be focused on one…

Higher Demands on Manufacturing

The New Manufacturing Environment At Veryable, we refer to it as “The Amazon Effect.”  If you own or operate a manufacturing business today, you may not be familiar with this…

5 Tips on How to Communicate Better on the Job

Relationships fail because partners don’t communicate, and work opportunities can go the same way. Take our advice and focus on improving your communication skills, you can only succeed from…

Online Platforms Growing On-Demand Labor

Online GrowthVeryable offers a marketplace for on-demand labor that allows businesses and workers to connect. This use of a digital platform is similar to companies such as Uber…