Labor Optimization

The action of making the best or most effective use of a situation or resource.


The PLS Approach:
Labor optimization is our process of developing and leading improvement initiatives for the most important key performance indicators within your fulfillment and distribution operations. Our team understands the problems that face operations leaders today. Most are experiencing a lack of employee engagement, high turnover, increasing wage and benefit costs, minimal investment in technology and an overall decline in labor efficiency.

Our formal labor optimization program will provide a unique perspective on your labor performance through our operations assessment tools and proprietary software technology called Orange Box Intelligence (OBI).  Our team believes in engaging our partners with a hands-on approach by being on the ground in your operations to drive solutions as an extension of your team.

Our labor optimization solutions will provide data-driven conclusions that lead to measurable, tangible, and financially viable results. Our goal is a long, sustainable partnership with our customers that will bring value to their operations well into the future.  We have the experience and objectivity to spot quick hit tactical changes that deliver immediate productivity increases while also looking to develop more long-term strategical improvements as well.  Our team will also assess and quickly benchmark your operations against best in class performers.  Our performance based model ensures results and upside 4-5x our fee.

Our Tools:

  • Packaging practice assessment
  • Labor tracking practice assessment
  • KPI assessment
  • Technology tools assessment (WMS, IMS, and LMS)
  • MHE / operations automation tools assessment
  • Data science and technology software – Orange Box Intelligence (OBI)
  • Visual management tools – dashboarding
  • Determine quick and long-term projects
  • Execution excellence with boots on the ground
  • Benchmark of your operations vs. best in class performers

Posted on

August 14, 2018