Our client, a medical device manufacturer, made a strategic decision to close their South Carolina plant and move all east coast warehouse operations to Atlanta. This required building and opening a new warehouse and creating a staffing plan for the hire of full time and temporary staff. Initially the warehouse was intended as only a shipping and receiving facility, but the client decided to start a manufacturing line in the same facility. This effort required an entirely new staff.
Services & Solutions
In partnership with the client, we identified the specific positions required, coordinated recruiting efforts and created an onboarding plan for all onsite contingent work. Because the manufacturing line was being shut down at the previous location, the window for the initial staff was very small and required close coordination with the facility managers onsite in Atlanta. The project required us to hire in waves and address changing business needs throughout each step.
Outcome & Results
We successfully met all staffing needs and all hiring waves, ensuring that all contingent staff were onboarded in a timely manner. This was key to ensuring that the transition met the client’s predetermined schedule and was closely watched by the executive team and board of directors. As a result of this successful project, this client sought our support to manage an additional large-scale, time-sensitive staffing project within their Atlanta facility several months later.