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Boost Productivity to Control Labor Costs

Summary: The cost of labor is your highest expense.  In this article, Ralph highlights the importance of controlling the labor cost thru planning, scheduling, logistics/layouts, the importance of good hires and, of course, to follow up on results. Whether your revenues are up or down, controlling your labor costs is essential to maximizing your bottom line.  Focusing on productivity, as opposed to merely cutting hours or wages, maintains the proper balance between labor and quality—it’s not efficiency, but effectiveness.