A distribution center was experiencing record setting growth. In an attempt to accelerate hiring for temporary workers and gain greater control over their talent supply chain, this company expanded its list of approved staffing vendors to more than 15 firms.
However, the company had multiple warehouse facilities in different states and was having difficulty standardizing best practices for its warehouse facilities due to the process variances of the multiple staffing vendors.
After a thorough needs assessment, Avontis proposed a strategy focusing on automation and streamlined processes that made a positive impact on recruitment, selection, retention, productivity and safety.
To improve quality and control, the distribution center chose to implement the Avontis Vendor-on-Premise model and Workforce.net online workforce management solution.
In the implementation page, Avontis:
The Avontis VOP Model:
Processed staffing requisitions
Implemented local recruiting strategies and managed subvendors
Ensured fulfillment of daily staffing needs
Created a custom orientation and onboarding process
Provided Site specific safety program management
Provided Associate coaching and counseling
Tracked daily performance metrics
Provided Co-employment training and management
Through a combination of smart processes, selection enhancement, effective associate management and safety programs, the Avontis Solution resulted in a per-unit cost savings of 7.5% within the first 6 months of project implementation.
Avontis also achieved a 100% decrease in recordable safety incidents involving temporary associates as well as ZERO lost time injuries. On average, attrition was reduced over 40% at each location and order fill rates in our first year were at 100% across all locations.