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How Can You Stay Competitive

and Control Costs?


ability to obtain project cost and status every 15 minutes is a great feature. The Kronos solution interacts with our ERP system seamlessly.
John Russo, Senior Business Analyst

Elliott Company

Four Reasons

You Need Kronos for Manufacturing

LeaN, agiLe budgetiNg is a Must. You operate in a fiercely competitive environment, with threats from low-wage competition ever present. You need to eliminate excess payroll costs, waste, and unproductive time so you can increase overall labor effectiveness. NoNcoMpLiaNce caN cost You. Minimizing the risk of potentially crippling legal action and labor grievances is a smart move for your business. You need a solution that facilitates transparency and supports you by documenting your compliance efforts with state, federal, and union regulations. YouR peopLe aRe the diFFeReNce. A creative, high-performing workforce can be the factor that determines whether you innovate or fall behind. You need to be able to understand how your workforce is working, so you can deploy it for optimum results. Keep it siMpLe. Automating employee processes from timekeeping and scheduling to shop floor data collection pays dividends. Operators and supervisors can eliminate timeconsuming, repetitive tasks and use accurate, up-to-the-minute information to make decisions that create a sustainable competitive advantage.

coNtRoL LaboR costs | say goodbye to Waste

getting payroll right. Why take chances with payroll errors and overpayments that can add 0.5 to 3 percent to your total payroll costs? Manual and semiautomated processes can lead to a host of incorrect payments, not to mention inconsistent enforcement of work and pay rules. Now you can automate timekeeping so you can cut down on errors and keep labor costs under control. predicting production costs. How can you manage profitability when your production costs vary unpredictably from week to week? Kronos for Manufacturing lets you track whats happening on the shop floor in real time. No more finding out two weeks later that a simple labor adjustment could have prevented unnecessary overtime or allowed you to meet that critical customer deadline. Because if you can see when employees are contributing to the bottom line and when theyre not you can act in time.

MiNiMiZe coMpLiaNce RisK | Fostering consistency and confidence

Litigation on behalf of nonexempt employees over alleged violations of state and federal labor laws including the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is on the rise. Kronos for Manufacturing facilitates compliance with government regulations and labor laws by automating manual time and attendance, payroll, and scheduling processes using business rules so you minimize the potential for human error and can avoid illegal scheduling assignments. Complete automation helps reduce unauthorized time from being worked and helps ensure that breaks mandated by law are taken. And the solution goes even further to reduce regulatory risk by centralizing employee attendance and leave-case information: applying work rules uniformly across locations while generating accurate, detailed audit trails that enhance your compliance efforts.

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in seven years, the number of FLsa lawsuits has more than quadrupled. the increase from 2006 to 2007 was a whopping 73%.


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Source: U.S. District Courts, Civil Cases Filed, Table 4.4; Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, 2008.

iMpRove WoRKFoRce pRoductivitY | boosting efficiency

The first step toward getting more from your workforce is scheduling the right people to work at the right time. With Kronos for Manufacturing you can connect production demand directly to employee scheduling, so you start each shift with the right mix of employees and skills for getting the job done. Second, dont let unplanned employee absences and late arrivals interfere with your delivery deadlines. Kronos for Manufacturing lets you establish policies that improve attendance, with rewards for top performers and penalties that discourage poor behavior. Production lines will start on time and youll decrease overtime costs for replacement workers. And finally, since you cant predict or control everything, Kronos for Manufacturing gives you a real-time look into whats happening on the shop floor. Find out about material delays, machine downtime, and changed delivery dates in time to redeploy employees, so you can minimize delays and added costs. And you can use these same tools after the fact, to bring systemic problems to light, uncover trends, and identify improvements.

LiNKiNg LaboR to pRoductivitY | Know Where the dollars are going

Kronos for Manufacturing gives you a better way to allocate actual labor costs to production, so you can account for how every labor dollar is spent. The solution makes it possible to move beyond using standard costs for labor, even when your labor picture includes complexities like different wages, premium pay, partial shifts, and team allocation. With Kronos you can allocate 100 percent of your actual labor costs to production. No more estimates and unexplained variances. From now on, youll have fact-based labor details on the profitability of a specific production line. And its all generated automatically from your integrated, automated shop floor collection system.

Rheem has experienced an increase in productivity, a decrease in downtime, and a definite decrease in absenteeism, which has improved our employee morale.
Alora Brady Perkins, Employee Relations Manager
Rheem Manufacturing

Kronos helps organizations across a variety of industries manage their most valuable, and expensive, strategic asset their workforce. How? By giving them the tools they need to help them control labor costs. Minimize compliance risk. And improve workforce productivity. The easy-to-own workforce management solutions from Kronos make complete automation and high-quality information a reality. Our time and attendance, scheduling, absence management, HR and payroll, hiring, and labor analytics solutions give Kronos customers the edge they need to compete in the global marketplace. With thousands of installations in organizations of all sizes including over half the Fortune 1000 were proving workforce management doesnt have to be so hard.

Put Kronos for Manufacturing to work for you:

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