BEYOND YOUR TYPICAL SCHEDULING

June 21, 2019

For nearly 16 years, I had no idea what a consultant did. All I knew is that they helped companies improve.  I learned from my dad, a Managing Partner with Coleman Consulting Group, that consultants specialize in finding solutions to make companies m...

May 24, 2019

In the modern world, most companies are challenged with optimizing an increasingly difficult supply chain with an evolving workforce. Lean principles, demanding customers, limited inventories and stingy capital investments have forced manufacturers t...

March 7, 2019

There has been a lot of press lately about Industry 4.0. According to the experts, we are in the midst of the next wave of the industrial revolution, where automation and data exchange are bringing an even more connected factory closer to its supplie...

February 21, 2019

Now more than ever, there needs to be an emphasis on flexibility for working parents. Not only are they a larger share of today’s workforce, they also demand more from employers. Decades ago, for at least one spouse, working long hours away from fami...

February 12, 2019

The number one question I am asked as a workforce management consultant is how to manage millennials. Millennials, those born between 1981-1995, recently displaced Generation-X as the largest generation in the workforce, and they have a reputation fo...

February 1, 2019

This past summer I had the opportunity to bring my 11 year old daughter Sasha on a work trip. We visited one of Coleman Consulting Group’s food manufacturing clients in Northern California. The management team at Blue Diamond was very hospitable to S...

January 23, 2019

First, their organization, just like most across the country, is experiencing a retention problem. Second, the practice of ghosting (an employee just doesn’t show up for work and doesn’t let you know they no longer desire employment) has become rampa...

January 8, 2019

I’ve been designing and implementing shift schedules for over 20 years. I get excited every time I have the opportunity to design something from scratch for a place that hasn’t even hired its first employee. In 2014, leading ceramic tile manufacturer...

A few years ago a North American regional police authority asked us to find and implement a schedule that would improve service and reduce costs. The entire effort was backed by the chief of police, the officer’s association, and the police services...

December 24, 2018

Every holiday season I see people villainize retailers, manufacturers, and many businesses for their holiday work practices. “They should let their employees enjoy time at home during the holidays!” That is generally the message people convey. I don’...

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