Today’s message is a Workforce Management case study of a nutritional supplement contract manufacturer with 45 full-time employees.
The company had only been in business for 18 months but was running at an impressive 80% capacity. The owner had a product development background but no experience managing a labor force. She was trying to limit the cost of labor, stay compliant with overtime regulations, adequately cover all shifts, and keep highly-trained industrial equipment techs loyal.
To maintain profitability and guarantee a timely turnaround for their customers, the plant runs around-the-clock. This produces numerous Workforce Management challenges including controlling overtime when jobs are running behind, creating schedules that maintain productivity without lowering employee morale, keeping employees informed of schedule changes, and accurately tracking PTO accruals. The owner also wanted to be able to accommodate associates’ shift preferences as much as possible.
SOLUTION — Workforce Management Suite
Workforce Management Suite consists of TimeSimplicity which offers expedited scheduling and TimeWorksPlus for integrated time and attendance tracking.
- Set up schedules with drag-and-drop simplicity
- Customizable job codes make sure the right employees are scheduled
- System automation finds eligible employees to cover open shifts
- Customized system warnings reduce over-staffing and unplanned overtime
- Complete mobile coordination for employees and management
- Employee Self Service empowers staff to manage their time cards, post shift requests, and monitor PTO accruals
- Maintains audit-ready records
The owner of the contract manufacturing facility was amazed at how quickly Workforce Management Suite was up and running. Very little training was needed because the system is as easy to use as an intuitive, well-designed app.
Employee morale improved in the first couple of weeks because of the Virtual Trade Board which keeps all employees apprised of open shifts and allows interested team members to request shifts without having to talk to a supervisor. Supervisors approve shift change requests and the necessary employees are automatically notified. The supervisors enjoy the fact that they no longer have to spend hours creating schedules and preparing time cards for payroll, and the owner enjoys the peace of mind provided by the compliance tools in Workforce Management Suite.
Workforce Management Suite was not developed just for 9-5 offices. It is flexible and customizable to smoothly handle the involved scheduling logistics of manufacturing facilities that run 24/7.
Workforce Management Suite from Berndt CPA revolutionized Workforce Management for this company and continues to help them maintain a a dedicated staff. Call today for a demo.
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