Other more general benefits of time and attendance can be seen in our recent article on the subject.
Time & Attendance within the Manufacturing sector is both commonplace and crucial in ensuring the right resources are in the right places at the right times. There are many unique challenges faced by the manufacturing industry. Installing an effective time & attendance solution can offer both time and cost savings that can provide reassurance and accountability. The solutions provided by Thinking Software help such businesses save money and increase efficiency through accurate tracking of staff attendance, as well as management of hours, sickness, holidays and accrual.
The powerful features of such a system, provide the ability to assess the performance of your employees, especially given the amount of out-of-office time associated with the manufacturing sector. With staff often out on site visits, it can be difficult to monitor working hours. Time and attendance systems allow easy tracking of staff hours, as well as tracking the amount of time it takes to do certain jobs, so allowing for more efficient staff planning and more accurate cost estimates.
Within Manufacturing, added complexities arise around shift management, job roles and in some cases, 24/7/365 working hours. Time & Attendance solutions provide the ability to create specific shifts that can be allocated to individuals based on experience, qualifications, job roles, etc. It allows you as a business to understand where your gaps are and enable you to fill them quickly and easily.
Overtime shifts mean complex overtime rules and potential staff bonuses or additional payments. Manufacturing often involves multiple units or sites, all which can be managed effectively with a time and attendance solution, so saving time, money and providing a considerable return on investment.
With the self-service tool that Thinking Software’s Time & Attendance solutions offer, staff also have the ability to sign themselves up for available shifts or to mark themselves as unavailable, so improving efficiency and increasing the speed at which rotas can be planned and filled.
Where staff are carrying out on-site jobs in the manufacturing industry, safety is obviously of paramount importance. With a time and attendance system that is integrated with access control, you can monitor the location of all members of staff at any location, in real-time, so allowing you to have complete oversight in case of an emergency.
The benefits of such solutions in the Manufacturing sector are clear: -
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