Manufacturer standardizes workforce management processes, achieves efficienciesSeptember 16, 2015 REDWIRE is news you can use from leading suppliers. Powered by FRASERS.
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Leading companies like ACCO Brands Corporation, a manufacturer and supplier of branded school and office supplies, employ workforce management solutions to control labour costs, minimize compliance risk and improve workforce productivity. However, the full benefits of such a solution aren’t completely realized until the entire organization is on board.
In the example of ACCO Brands, the majority of the Lake Zurich, Ill.-based company had already been using the Kronos time and attendance solution. However, following a major acquisition, the company wanted to standardize its workforce management processes with a single provider. Based on its past positive experience with the leader in workforce management, ACCO Brands selected Kronos Workforce Central solutions deployed in the Kronos Cloud to standardize processes across all departments for employees in both Canada and the U.S.
Unparalleled user experience
Kronos Workforce Central is a workforce management solution with proven delivery in the cloud, which allows companies to delve deep into data and gain visibility into the workforce, with the ultimate goal of improving operational excellence. It can be configured to specifically match the needs of certain industries, with such features as overtime projection and powerful scheduling rules for fatigue management.
ACCO Brands has extended its use of Kronos by adding the absence management solution to further reduce compliance risks associated with unplanned absences, in addition to administrative challenges. With multiple attendance policies across various plants, Kronos has helped the company streamline absence-related policies that can reduce the costs of unplanned absences. ACCO Brands also implemented mobile applications from Kronos, so that it’s easier for managers to approve timecards and respond to employee requests from anywhere in a timely manner.
The manufacturer also relies on Kronos to perform all configuration, maintenance, upgrades and support for its workforce management solution, enabling the company's IT resources to focus on other important areas.
A satisfied customer
Through standardization, ACCO Brands has been able to gain greater visibility into critical labour-related data and more effectively manage its resources. As a result, the company has been able to achieve operational efficiencies.