Manufacturers have had considerable success improving labor productivity through automation and traditional continuous Improvement efforts. Yet a company's labor costs continue to represent a significant portion of their total expense. This gap between productive hours and total payroll and benefits spend is the next area of opportunity for manufacturers to improve productivity even further. LEAN LABOR delivers practical methods to convert wasted time and expense into productive hours resulting in a highly effective workforce. In this book you will follow Graham, an operations executive at a manufacturung company, on his journey to uncover unique ways of applying Lean methodologies in managing the workforce. Filled with proven examples and case stuidies, LEAN LABOR will inspire new ideas and deliver a roadmap that all manufactures can follow to improve their global competitiveness.
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About the Author
A mechanical engineer by training, Gregg Gordon began his professional career as a design engineer for an electrical products company, and has focused on the manufacturing industry for over 20 years. Currently, Gordon applies his manufacturing experience in the software industry where he works for Kronos Incorporated, a global leader in workforce management solutions. Today, Gordon collaborates with manufacturers to develop workforce strategies that improve productivity and supply chain effectiveness, and speaks on Lean and workforce management topics throughout the world.