Fast casual dining is a fairly new segment to the restaurant industry. Things change rapidly, however, trying to maintain quality food and better ingredients while also offering fair pricing and fast and friendly service remains the goal. Understanding the details of operations allows for predictive analysis to manage labor costs and insight into wait times to improve customer satisfaction.
Implementing a new technology system can be a daunting task. The University of Akron was recently presented with this challenge for their Student Union. They had an existing people counting system in place but knew it needed upgraded and went through five simple steps to figure out exactly what they needed.
- – Define the problem and objective
- – Find a supplier
- – Install and implement the solution
- – Assess the solution
- – Make better decisions
Over the past week retailers have really been put under fire when it comes to employee work schedules, specifically on-call scheduling. Some big retailers require their employees to call in the night before or the morning of a shift to see if they will be working that day.
The ACUI 2015 annual expo and conference in San Antonio has come to a close. Thank you to everyone who came out to visit us at the Expo! There were about 1,500 individuals in attendance from 296 institutions. It was a great turnout to say the least.
The Rhatigan Student Center at Wichita State University recently underwent a massive renovation. During the planning phase of the new renovation a wish list of technologies for the new building emerged and on the list was the installment of traffic and occupancy counters. While the renovation continued and the budget seemed to get tighter they saw the traffic and occupancy counters slowly work their way down on the priority list until it was eventually removed.
Yesterday the SenSource team rounded out the month of March with the end of their food drive for the Rescue Mission of the Mahoning Valley. In an effort to help the people of the Mahoning Valley and to give back SenSource has been actively volunteering their time and efforts to the Rescue Mission and exceeded their goals in their first food drive of the year.
When you stop to think about counting people your mind probably goes straight to retailers and malls with their many department stores, however, they’re not the only ones who are interested in this information. Many businesses can benefit from the information that a people counter and its complimentary analytics software can offer.
Here is a list of the top 5 industries currently using people counters to make better business decisions.
Shopping online is becoming popular with today’s busy consumers who find it difficult to actually get to a store. Often times shopping online offers the convenience consumers need, however, when you stop and look at the numbers brick-and-mortar stores are still on top of the retail game.
Ecommerce recently turned 20 years old and has captured a sizable market but, brick-and-mortar still accounts for a $4 trillion market share. 73% of shoppers have stated that they desire to try on and touch items prior to making a purchase which is a barrier that online stores are still trying to break through.
April is right around the corner and so is the 95th Association of College Unions International (ACUI) Annual Conference and Expo. The show runs April 8th through 11th in beautiful San Antonio, TX.
As student unions gain a powerful and active presence in university student life, the need for counting traffic becomes more apparent. Students lead active lives on campus going everywhere from dining halls, entertainment venues, social meetings and study lounges. All of this activity needs to be properly monitored in order to maintain the upkeep and staffing of the buildings.
This year we will also be holding a business card raffle for a NCAA full-sized, Schutt replica Ohio State football game helmet autographed by former head coach Jim Tressel. The prize includes the autographed helmet and a clear case stand to properly house the helmet, valued over $350. In order to enter you must drop your business card into our bowl located at our booth which we will randomly draw from at the end of the show. Once the winner is chosen the helmet and stand will be shipped to the winner following the show. Be sure to stop by our booth #217 to see the helmet and enter to win.
The Rescue Mission of the Mahoning Valley houses on average 120 people each night, they house men, women and children. On Wednesday, February 18th, the SenSource team volunteered their time during the recent subzero temperatures to help clean their dining facilities, prepare meals and serve lunch for those in need.
It is said that as many as 30 million people go hungry in the U.S. every day and nearly a million individuals are homeless on any given night. The Rescue Mission aims to help all of those in need.