AOMi believes that operational excellence is a beneficial competitive differentiator available to an organization because it is both a source of competitive strength and of cost savings.
Syosset, NY, Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) August 01, 2013
AOMi, who offers the innovative approach to operations management, focusing front-line managers and their staff on the achievement of quality and service levels at the optimum cost, today announced the release of their new study on overtime.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), approximately 55% of workers are in jobs that receive overtime pay. Almost 1/3 of the workforce regularly works more than 40 hours a week, with 1/5 working more than 50 hours per week. Overtime hours in many vertical markets increased by a record 48% from 2009 to 2013, according to a July 5, 2013 economic report published by the Federal Reserve Bank. Today, overtime is touted in many quarters as a way to "make ends meet" in this tough economy.
Another overtime issue hitting employers that has grown extensively for the fifth year in a row is that employees have filed more lawsuits against employers than last year. In federal court 7,754 lawsuits alleging violations of overtime within the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) were filed this year, up from 7,064 in 2012. Since 2003 wage and hour lawsuits have grown by 400% to 2012. According to the National Employment Law Project 68% of low wageworkers report being required to work without full pay.
Best-practice organizations empower their managers to take responsibility for making decisions and responding rapidly to issues or opportunities. Front-line managers have an intimate knowledge of their team’s specific tasks, requirements and workloads and are therefore best placed to make decisions about its operation. Transferring more control to front-line managers enables them to become more engaged with their staff and the performance of the operation improves. However, a professional, common operations management approach is needed to support and maintain this level of control in order for it to be successful. The optimum approach should enable front-line managers to understand how to find the latent capacity within their operation, release capacity to complete outstanding projects, identify who the most productive members of their team are, and gain control over their team’s day, week or month, as well as their productivity and plans for the long-term, to foresee and actively mitigate any potential concerns with overtime issues.
AOMi believes that operational excellence is a beneficial competitive differentiator available to an organization because it is both a source of competitive strength and of cost savings. For many companies, operational excellence can achieve significant and measurable performance improvements by focusing on the levers that improve flexibility, quality and customer value, while diminishing or mitigating the need for overtime.
To learn more, download the whitepaper today by navigating to: http://www.activeops.us.com/overtime
Active Operations Management International (AOMi) provides a guaranteed, out of the box methodology, that gives our clients the visibility, control, tools, and management practices necessary to drive greater operational effectiveness and efficiency. By enabling the behavioral change of front line managers and staff within service operations, Active Operations Management (AOM) rapidly produces sustained productivity by improvements of 10 to 40%+. The end result, AOMi enables operational excellence. To learn more, visit our website at http://www.activeops.us.com/