SCHEDULED PROGRAMMING

Retailers whose automated labor scheduling programs have paid off richly at the front end are now eyeing other store departments to reap similar dividends -- and then some.Reduced labor costs, schedule preparation time and a better match of staffing to customer needs are the most frequently cited benefits when it comes to computerized scheduling of cashiers and baggers. Introducing labor management

Retailers whose automated labor scheduling programs have paid off richly at the front end are now eyeing other store departments to reap similar dividends -- and then some.

Reduced labor costs, schedule preparation time and a better match of staffing to customer needs are the most frequently cited benefits when it comes to computerized scheduling of cashiers and baggers. Introducing labor management programs to other departments can open the door to a wider range of efficiency initiat

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