Next week kicks off the first of two specialized industry conferences for our team. This year's invite-only Kronos Manufacturing Executive Summit focuses on workforce management and the future of manufacturing excellence, and we're proud to continue our regular sponsorship of this remarkable event.
It's no secret that manufacturers have already been finding it difficult to fill the skills gap with new generations entering the workforce. But even with the shortage of talent skilled in manufacturing crafts now, the gap is only going to get bigger without some changes across the industry. As the skilled workforce begins to age out, the pull for entry into the field needs to get more innovative. While there's no immediate fix, manufacturers are already finding ways to improve prospects at the present while laying the foundation for future workforce strength, and this recent study by Kronos for The Manufacturer has some great highlights.
It's hard to believe the Kronos Manufacturing Executive Summit is taking place in just a few short weeks in sunny Coronado, California! As a Kronos Gold Accredited Partner and a proud sponsor of this event, we can't wait to dive into discussions.
KronosWorks is one of the most important conferences The WFC Group attends. We look forward to it every year, as it brings our team members together and allows us to connect one-on-one with Kronos customers.
At KronosWorks 2015 we ran a contest for one lucky company to receive a free upgrade to Kronos Workforce Central 8, including all the support and training they needed to implement the upgrade with success!
Manufacturers are accustomed to keeping up with technology and employing such technology to improve processes and meet goals on the production floor. The latest technology can also be utilized to improve systems in management and supervisory roles. Linking the floor level and management level data and supplying everyone with role-specific information streamlines your entire workforce.
One of the greatest advantages of getting Time and Attendance software is that the benefits don't stop with the boost in efficiency. It also has the power to give you better insight into your workforce. All great managers are constantly looking for ways to improve, and key insights into your workforce will help you find those areas in need of improvement.
What is a Workforce Scheduler?
A Workforce Scheduler is an automated labor scheduling solution that can create schedules with an extremely accurate staffing mix automatically. It factors in such things as anticipated demand as well as company scheduling policies. When set up properly, it is a tool that can save you an incredible amount of time and money, while also being much more accurate and concise than paper schedules or other methods ever could. Here are some of the benefits we’ve seen from the companies we work with:
Manufacturing has come a long way since the days of Taylorism and the ideas of the supply chain from Henry Ford. 90% of manufacturing companies have applied the ideas of lean manufacturing to their production process, and it’s only a matter of time until the last 10% finally jump on board. With this major evolutionary change in the manufacturing workforce over the past half-century, companies have opened up to the mindset of continual improvement for their workforce.