Facing Staffing Shortage, Logistics Giant Optimizes Its Contingent Workforce

Operating in a competitive market, the client faced staffing shortages and needed to keep up with business demand. NSC attracted untapped talent in the market, reduced employment-related risks and costs, and provided hands-on support for Ryder’s complex workforce challenges.


Supply Chain

Indianapolis, IN

The client experienced difficulty attracting and retaining talent during peaks of demand

Contingent Labor
On-site Services

The client sites ramped to 80 contingent workers within four months

Business Problem

Ryder’s business fluctuates with customer demands, so navigating changing workforce requests in two warehouses was challenging and costly for the internal team. They needed to reduce labor costs and decrease turnover while maintaining high production levels to satisfy their customer’s needs. Additionally, the two warehouses are located in a highly competitive market, making talent like repack associates, quality control, and forklift operators in high demand.

Action Taken

NSC provided on-site services to help Ryder increase their staffing needs to meet customers’ demands. Working as an extension of the Ryder team, NSC partnered with operations and human resources – providing them with a dedicated on-site resource that managed the day-to-day activities of the contingent workforce across three shifts, seven days a week.

NSC Delivered

  • A dedicated on-site manager
  • Better candidate experience – from attracting talent to promoting through temp-to-hire opportunities with the client
  • Onboarding, safety, and compliance training
  • Forklift assessments, training, and certifications at Ryder’s facilities
  • Management of all day-to-day contingent labor relations
  • Simplified billing, invoicing, and reporting
  • Quarterly business reviews

The Outcome

The customized on-site program’s scalability allowed NSC to align with Ryder’s business objectives and offered a flexible alternative to changes in workforce demands. NSC became an extension of the team, attracting and retaining contingent labor – scaling to 80 people within four months — allowing Ryder to deliver to their customers on-time and on-budget.

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