A leading bakery manufacturer and distributor, with a 24/7 operation that requires up to 650 employees to produce on average 35,000 cases of bread daily.
The VIP+ team worked with the client on these solutions:
To improve staff utilization, The VIP+ team established an online order requisition system that allowed supervisors to easily communicate their known staffing needs. They also developed a “rotating” on-call list for unplanned absences, along with installing time-keeping equipment on the floor for workers to clock in and out when they transitioned from one line to another. Finally, they created a cross-training strategy to ensure workers were placed in positions suited to their skill sets.
To keep our client one step ahead of competitors, the VIP+ team analyzed local labor supply and demand, competitive wages and benefits in real-time as well as reporting on all recruitment sources, which included database networking, grassroots and community outreach, job fairs, associate referrals, social media campaigns and optimized job board advertising. Finally, they standardized processes for requisition, fulfillment and onboarding, managed across all sub-contracted partners.
To enhance employee engagement, the VIP+ team created new hire orientation that included purpose training, engaging workers in the client culture as well as produced a customized orientation video that showcased the client’s leaders, vision and culture. They also incorporated client supervisors into an ambassadorship program, enhancing the orientation experience along with providing ongoing performance coaching and feedback sessions, emphasizing pathways to direct employment opportunities. Finally, the team instilled recognition, team building and communication to ensure a strong sense of belonging.
The VIP+ program created measurable controls on cost and quality, transitioning contingent labor management from an administrative burden to a competitive advantage.
After implementing the solutions, the client saw these outcomes:
100% real-time visibility into the distribution of workforce needs across shifts and departments. Reduced overtime cost by $90,581 in the first six months following solution implementation. 100% achievement accurate budget allocation by department.
100% order fulfillment.
54% reduction in replacement requisitions. $107,035 saved by reducing turnover 13% in first 6 months following solution implementation.
Delivered customized workforce data reporting, allowing the client to understand the comparative value of recruiting sources and tactics, improve labor utilization, support safety compliance, identify high-performing contingent workers for potential full-time employment, and measure the effectiveness of staffing sub-contractors.
ResourceMFG is the first and largest national staffing company specializing in manufacturing, working alongside top plants and facilities to provide jobs in production, quality, maintenance, supervision and all levels of management.