| All component motions are
broken down for each warehouse and/or transportation value added activity and using industry
standards and accurate travel distance measurement techniques, a
detailed work flow is established. When all the components are added
together the result is an accurate time value of the task that is
easily explained to the work force.
Once the time values
are established employee demand scheduling is possible. Employee
demand scheduling allows supervision to schedule an accurate number
of people for the available work reducing overtime and early
Warehouse employees record the start time and completion time for
each work assignment on a computer terminal, voice headset or radio
frequency terminal and truck drivers record their activity on
onboard computers or manual tripsheets.
After completing their
work assignment the employee's performance compared to the
established baseline time is recorded. The employee can look
up their statistics from a computer terminal and management can
generate productivity reports by individual, group or facility.