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SCHENECTADY, N.Y. -- The Golub Corp. here, owner of Price Chopper supermarkets, will install a new suite of computerized labor management tools intended to help the chain speed up its ability to react to labor needs.
The 116-store chain will be the launch customer for Irving, Texas-based Logile, Inc.'s suite of solutions, which includes dynamic labor modeling, labor budgeting, labor projection and work planning, real-time performance analytics, and real-time execution compliance management solutions.
"Logile's solution gives us a way to effectively utilize the engineered labor standards that we developed," said David Golub, Price Chopper v.p. of store operations. "We will use Logile's solution to accurately model our labor [and] plan and schedule our key labor resources, to execute and comply with our established preferred methods. This will allow us to respond with speed and precision to the ever-changing demands of retail."
Going outside for enterprise solutions is a break from the norm at Golub's price Chopper. Greg Zeh, the chain's v.p. of enterprise business systems, said the company has a history of developing applications in-house, "because many off-the-shelf packages do not meet the business or technology needs of our growing enterprise suite."
This time, however, the grocer decided to go with "after an extensive evaluation of workforce and task management systems, we concluded that in order to meet our near and long-term application needs [and] compliment our work with H.B. Maynard's' StandardsPro for Retail, [we should select] Logile as our Workforce and Execution Management solution provider," he said.
The solution will enable the retailer to model, plan, and analyze labor at multiple organizational levels and time dimensions, employing engineered labor standards supported through H.B. Maynard's StandardsPro for Retail application. Such metrics as store characteristics, department profiles, volume data, and earned adjustments will be used to provide detailed work and task planning, to deploy and manage labor, and to track and manage plan compliance. The Real-Time Performance Engine will support roll-up and drill down of key performance metrics across the enterprise and support real-time plan vs. schedule vs. earned vs. actual labor reporting across the organization.
The Family-owned Golub Corp. owns and operates 116 Price Chopper grocery stores in New York, Vermont, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Golub's approximately 24,000 associates collectively own 51 percents of the company's privately held stock.