While it’s true that lower costs upstream can mean a competitive advantage downstream, a staffing agency is rarely the best way to accomplish this.
When a warehouse relies on temps, what does it usually get for its money? It gets a long-term competitive disadvantage that hinders everything from employee morale to customer retention.
Let’s get straight to the point: By working with a strategic, full-service third-party managed labor partner like
Costa Solutions, warehouses and distribution centers (DCs) can hit and surpass their key performance indicators while saving money on managed labor costs.
“What’s the Difference?”
A full-service managed labor partner is not a staffing agency. A full-service partner can seamlessly integrate into your warehouse environment, adopting to or even improving your systems.
A partner like Costa Solutions keeps the focus on people and on technology, recruiting reliable workers and streamlining our own labor costs in ways you never thought were possible.
Your temp agency is not up to the task of hitting and surpassing KPIs while saving money in the long run. Costa Solutions is.
“I Don’t Need Another Vendor to Manage”
An outsourced full-service managed labor partner like Costa doesn’t give you more to manage. We give you less to manage.
Staffing firms, temp agencies and traditional lumper services offer transactional relationships: you pay them, they send you a temp. But making sure the job is done right is ultimately up to you.
By contrast, Costa has a workforce solution that can be customized to your goals. Our staff works alongside your staff, but we supply our own management team and team leads.
“How Does it Work?”
The clients who work with Costa know that a managed labor provider can drive some of the largest cost-savings possible. It all comes down to cost-benefit analysis. Our partners no longer have to deal with the following perennial headaches:
- job interviews
- background checks
- drug testing
- employee training
- payroll, tax and benefits paperwork for new hires
- replacing employees when they leave
- labor shortages
- high turnover
A full-service supply chain managed labor partner has the staffing expertise to recruit reliable workers and reduce HR costs. From the time inbound freight hits the dock until the job is done, Costa Solutions will take custody of the product until it’s unloaded, checked, tagged, re-palletd, and prepared to your standards.
During down time, workers will perform additional agreed-upon services. If they aren’t working, they won’t be on the job site. Period.
“Does Costa Know Warehousing?”
It’s what we do. We have the strong backs and nimble hands for inbound and outbound freight. But we also have the brains to do it right.
For example, a partner like Costa Solutions keeps the focus on technology, streamlining freight handling in ways you never thought were possible. We understand your business priorities, from back order rates and fill rates to dock-to-stock cycle times. We have the WMS systems and other tools and knowledge to monitor inbound and outbound inventory and deliver full reports.
This understanding translates into enormous downstream benefits–benefits a staffing agency does not offer you.
With a third-party labor partner like Costa, the value of the relationship can multiply your business results. You will be dealing with a partner that can make strategic supply chain improvements in your warehouses or DC operations.
Temp agencies offer temporary solutions. Costa Solutions offers long-range managed labor solutions that will make your business thrive.