Whether in sports or in business, we hear over and over – ‘consistency is key.’ This adage has never been more evident to me than in the case of this client. In an industry when peak season is fast and furious, there's simply no room for error.
Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) June 04, 2013
Fresh fruit processing in in the midst of peak production that spans from late spring to early summer. nGROUP, a 3PHL company that works closely with North America’s leading distribution and manufacturing companies, has released a case study that reveals the methods and solutions that have delivered break-through results to an evolving industry that faces unique challenges. The study provides details on how to increase productivity in labor intensive operations.
nGROUP began working with North America’s largest fruit processing company in 2008 and acquired partnerships in additional facilities after producing significant cost improvement results. While all three facilities had unique challenges, the same nGROUP strategy delivered universal solutions in all three facilities.
Jim Rossini, nGROUP Senior Vice President of Corporate Process and author of the case study points out that nGROUP’s success in the fruit processing industry hinges on his company’s ability to consistently deliver process disciplines.
“Whether in sports or in business, we hear over and over – ‘consistency is key.’ This adage has never been more evident to me than in the case of this client. Breakthrough results were achieved by implementing the nGROUP business solution system and we were, and will continue to be, consistent in executing our process disciplines. In an industry when the peak season is fast and furious, you have to know what, how and why without any second-guessing. There’s simply no room for error,” says Rossini.
Rossini provided the following summary of the most notable improvements detailed in the study.
Facility One: Massive Turn-Around
- Improved productivity by 314.7%
- Improved yields by 41%
- Decreased labor % of sales from 25.87% to 12.84%
- Before nGROUP: ($850K) monthly loss
- After nGROUP: $400K monthly profit
Facility Two: Performance Initiative
- Increased lbs. per man hour by 84.1%
- Absorbed 2 minimum wage increases
- Before nGROUP: Processed 27.23lbs per man hour
- After nGROUP: Processed 50.15 lbs per man hour
Facility Three: CPU Excellence
- nGROUP beat their competition in productivity, quality and cost
- Before nGROUP : CPU = 36¢ lb.
- After nGROUP: CPU = 25¢ lb.
To obtain a copy of the case study, click here.
nGROUP performance partners is an innovative Third Party Human Logistics provider. nGROUP works with companies that have manually intensive processes in their distribution centers and plants. As a human logistics outsourcing partner, nGROUP bridges the gap between corporate objectives and execution on the production floor. To learn more about nGROUP, visit http://www.ngroup.biz.