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Delhaize America’s Salisbury-based banners, including Bottom Dollar Food, Food Lion, Harveys and Reid’s implemented new enterprise-wide workforce automation and mobile execution management systems to model, plan, and manage its labor budgets.
The retailer is working with Richardson, Texas-based Logile, Inc.’s Enterprise Labor Model, Sales and Labor Planning, Real-Time Plan Optimization, and Enterprise Performance Reporting modules for the solution.
“Each of the Delhaize banner teams quickly learned, deployed and used the software to plan and manage labor at more than 1,200 stores,” said Rob York, Logile’s director of professional services and customer engagement. “This was a major undertaking and accomplishment considering the number of stores and unique attributes of each banner.”
The Enterprise Labor Model and Sales and Labor Planning modules integrate historical volumes, effective dated engineered labor standards, and store-specific characteristics to provide a true, bottoms-up labor budgeting approach. Through the solution implementation, each banner is able to obtain more detailed and time-specific data for labor modeling and budgeting for each store and sub-department while integrating the system with existing financial and workforce management systems, according to Logile.
Logile’s Real-Time Plan Optimization (RTPO) module provides each banner with store-specific information regarding next-day workloads to equip managers to make well-informed decisions on future staffing as well as employee work assignments. The RTPO tool was implemented at the Food Lion banner earlier this year, with implementation to other banners scheduled through 2012.
Logile, Inc. provides real-time workforce and execution management solutions, combining proprietary software applications with expert professional services in both traditional and SaaS models.