149 Water Street, 3rd Floor. Norwalk, CT 06854

Tag: operations

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Counting on the service department for profitablity

It looks to be a rough month for service, which we count on for making our numbers. Looks like we’re not even close to what need to bill out. Weather caused some interruptions. Holidays don’t help. And a lot of people have been out sick. If we’re down three to four people per day multiplied…
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Growing with Labor Shortages

We’re finding it hard to take in more work at the moment. With the labor shortages, and unemployment so low, we are short on staff needed to produce the work. We’re finding it hard to find enough people who are interested or qualified to work for us. How do we keep growing if this is…
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Working the Night Shift: Is it time to add another shift?

We want to keep up with customer demands. How much can we produce without going to another shift, what is our shift capacity? We don’t have anything figured out for the night shift. When should we consider doing this, and what would be involved? How do we add another shift, and can we keep it…
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A Business Set to Grow

We have to make sure our business is set up to be scalable in every way, so that we don’t get stuck as we work to make progress growing the business. What are your recommendations to help us get there? Thoughts of the Day:  Know what it is you’re trying to accomplish and clue everyone…
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Figuring Out Capacity

We’re trying to figure out how much our people can produce without going to another shift or farming work out to someone else. We have no clue whether it makes sense to hire more production people, or if we do add people, what kinds of people to add. Thoughts of the Day:  Don’t waste potential…
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