Operational excellence

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Kronos for Manufacturing

Successful manufacturing workforce management depends on controlling labour costs and improving productivity. Kronos delivers facility productivity solutions that completely automate repetitive timekeeping tasks while reconciling labour data with production information.

The result? Accountability regarding where every labour cost is spent.


Use the Kronos manufacturing workforce management solution to:

  • Control labour costs by delivering accurate paychecks and shrinking payroll inflation such as unnecessary overtime
  • Track labour, WIP and resources with one system to provide a real time, consolidated view of your operation
  • Effectively schedule and redeploy your workforce, improving labour utilization
  • Leverage your data to provide insight about waste and best practices through the Overall Labour Effectiveness (OLE) measurement framework
  • Simplify compliance with built-in tools and complete track and audit control
  • Streamline your hiring process — from sourcing and screening applicants to selecting and onboarding new employees
  • Automate position, shift, and vacation bidding for the most fair and equitable schedules —and improved employee morale. Managers can set up online auctions and employees can bid on or choose slots

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  • Joy Global Leverages Kronos Workforce Management to Improve Operational Performance Worldwide

    Joy Global Inc.'s facilities span six continents and more than 20 countries. With the labor data collected by their Kronos solution, they can now compare actual hours to standard, which gives them a better handle on their cost structure. Read more about labour visibility, weekly performance metrics, and globally consistent labor reporting.

  • MAGMA Improves Construction Labour Costs and Competitive Edge Using Automated Kronos Solution

    In the highly competitive construction industry, where labour costs typically represent nearly half of a project’s total costs, optimizing workforce productivity can be critical to making a project profitable. Recognising this challenge, MAGMA, a Laval (Québec)-based company sought greater control of its labour costs and developed a philosophy of one hour worked equals one hour paid — as well as one hour paid equals one hour worked.

    To discover how MAGMA successfully implemented their Kronos solution and achieved a payback in under a year, read the full case study.

    “In implementing any project, we strive to find a least one benefit for each user of the system, the Kronos solution has delivered multiple benefits.”
    –Patrick St-Georges, Director of Finances and Administration.

  • Canadian Trends in Workforce Management

    In a recently published report, Canadian Trends in Workforce Management, respondents ranked the challenges they face in getting a better handle on workforce costs and productivity, and the areas of opportunity for cost savings and efficiency gains. What emerged from the responses was a logical progression on how organizations evolve their workforce management practices over time.

  • Strategies for Gaining Visibility into Workforce Costs

     In April – May 2014, GatePoint Research invited selected HR, finance, and operations executives to participate in a survey themed Strategies for Gaining Visibility into Workforce Costs.  This document summarizes the survey results, providing a snapshot of workforce related processes and business challenges.

  • Damstra Mining Services Case Study

    With Workforce Timekeeper™, Damstra was able to more accurately collect labour data, resulting in a six percent reduction in hours, a savings of approximately $46,000 per month in labour costs.

  • IDC Analyst Connection: Lean Techniques Pervade the Organization

    This piece contains questions that were posed by Kronos Incorporated to Robert Parker, group vice president at IDC Manufacturing Insights, on behalf of Kronos' manufacturing customers.

  • High-Touch Data Kronos InTouch Puts Briggs & Stratton Workforce Self Service at Employees’ Fingertips, PAYTECH magazine, Feb 2012

    Briggs & Stratton Corporation, the world’s largest producer of gasoline engines for outdoor power equipment has centralized its workforce management, with the Kronos® Workforce Central® suite and the Kronos InTouch time clock. With the Kronos solution, Briggs & Stratton’s labour effectivity rate — production costs relative to regular, overtime, and double time — increased 11 percent in the first year, creating sizeable savings. 

    Download this case study printed PAYTECH magazine to learn how the Kronos InTouch makes it easier to send more detailed reporting down to the shop level, freeing up managers’ time and creating efficiencies.

  • Kronos For Manufacturing Select Solution Datasheet

    Kronos Select is a program designed to help our customers get off to a strong start for early success. It aligns Kronos products and implementation services to your critical business issues so you can achieve a rapid return on investment (ROI).

    Because we’ve implemented tens of thousands of solutions for customers of all sizes around the globe, Kronos knows what it takes to get your system up and running quickly for fast ROI. And we’ve leveraged this experience and expertise to build a program that can bring immediate value to customers with qualifying application and deployment requirements.

  • IDC Manufacturing Insights: Workforce Management Software and Manufacturing: Benefits of Managed Services

    IDC analyst discusses the current state of manufacturing and the factors that are driving organizations to the managed services model.

  • What Facebook can Teach you About Lean and the Workforce PDF

    Employees are embracing consumer technology such as mobile devices, gaming systems, social networking applications, and more in their personal lives. So why do employees continue to resist adoption of enterprise applications that are designed to advance Lean practices? Find out why with this paper on Kronos for Manufacturing as it outlines steps companies can follow to create a Lean culture that drives competitive advantage.

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