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Manage Supply Chain Workers for Best Results

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_hm
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How about better money and vacation!
_hm   3/7/2014 7:40:46 PM
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I prefer result vs better money reward and vcation to be more productive. These two tools are very simple and scope for much manipulation.

 

SP
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Re: How about better money and vacation!
SP   3/8/2014 12:04:14 PM
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I guess it would be so very hectic for someone to manage another individual. Some managers try to manage the other team members and get into conflict. I think projects should be managed not people. Because people have emotions.

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Re: How about better money and vacation!
Hailey Lynne McKeefry   3/9/2014 5:42:36 AM
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@SP, I think that ideally the mob of a manger is to help employees be more productive. These tools could be used in ways that are negative, but used appropriately, then can help the manager understand how long things take, what elements of the job are unreasonably long, etc. More than a "Big Brother" item, i would hope they would help a manager be informed and reasonable.

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Jacob   3/10/2014 7:27:48 AM
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"For any supply chain manager, managing time and employees are critical -- both for themselves and for employees. A handful of easy-to-use technology tools can make life easier."

Jane, supply chain works are time bound and we have to cope up with customer requirements. Only efficient managers can do this by make use of handful number of professionals.

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Re: How about better money and vacation!
Jacob   3/10/2014 7:30:23 AM
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"I guess it would be so very hectic for someone to manage another individual. Some managers try to manage the other team members and get into conflict. I think projects should be managed not people. Because people have emotions."

SP, emotions are required in motivating others. If there is n o emotions, all peoples may work like machines; but somewhere some links may get missed and end up in a mess.

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Re: How about better money and vacation!
Ariella   3/10/2014 11:19:56 AM
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" I think projects should be managed not people. Because people have emotions." @SP I like it! In truth it is the project that is being managed, and the people are being directed or organized to get the porject done. 

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Re: How about better money and vacation!
tech4people   3/10/2014 11:33:17 AM
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Ariella,

LOL!!!

I am not at all surprised most folks think this way currrently in Management.

It has a lot to do with the Automation of Most Tasks& Services .

Management thinks even People should be automated in that case!

People are'nt allowed to fall sick,Get Depressed and whats not...

Its all about the Bottom-line now .Everyone just thinks Short-term.

No one cares about Long-term Sustainability of the Company.

Sad but true.

Ashish.

tech4people
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Re: How about better money and vacation!
tech4people   3/10/2014 11:35:23 AM
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Jacob,

Have to agree wholeheartedly.

There are serious limits about how much can be done by Most Humans if you don't consider the emotions involved there.

I also think it would be beyond dumb to not involve the Creative Input of Folks who have been doing something for Years and Years together in the whole process.

Ariella
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Ariella   3/10/2014 11:37:33 AM
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@Ashish agreed. Treating people like machines is no way to inspire loyalty and optimum productivity. 

tech4people
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tech4people   3/10/2014 11:43:20 AM
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Jacob,

This approach works well usually but you need to have redundancies in place.

What happens if someone from your limited pool of Professionals falls sick?

Or decides to leave your company because they don't feel like it?

This is where it makes sense to train some more of your Employees to take on atleast part of the Key Responsibilities here ,especially if you incentivize them adequately enough.

 

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