Case Study: Small Manufacturer

Nov 28, 2017
Case Study

manufacturing WFM system

Today’s example company is owned by a woman who starting making soap as a creative hobby. She started selling her handcrafted, all-natural soaps only because friends asked if they could purchase them. She wasn’t planning to start a company. She had no business plan and no investors—just a small shop behind her house and a passion for natural ingredients like oatmeal, shea butter, coconut oil, goat milk, and lavender.

An Accidental Entrepreneur

She didn’t even have a website for the first three years. Her customers loved her soaps, told their friends about them, and her business sprouted steadily on word-of-mouth marketing alone. When sales grew to the point where she couldn’t handle the production herself, she hired a couple employees. One of them offered to create a simple website which began attracting natural soap customers from around the world. They emerged on the online market when individuals were really starting to care about the ingredients that touched their skin. All-natural, chemical-free products were suddenly the hot commodity in the personal care industry.

Last year, the company had grown to 25 employees and had moved to a 20,000 square foot facility. The owner had become an astute businesswoman, manager, and marketer. Her product line had expanded to cosmetics and face creams. She had learned to use several apps to stay organized and efficient in her business and personal life.

Workforce Management Was a Time-Consuming Burden

The HR tasks, however, were eating too much of her time. Creating employee schedules that everyone could live with, correcting employee timesheets with missing punches, tracking accruals, and staying compliant with labor laws, occupied far too many hours of her busy workweek.

Because she had become adept at using inventory management and CRM systems, she started searching for a Workforce Management solution tailored to manufacturers that would solve her HR trouble in a similar fashion.

Solution — WorkforceHub

After an afternoon of online research, she scheduled a demo of WorkforceHub. WorkforceHub provides expedited scheduling with TimeSimplicity, and an advanced suite of integrated cloud-based tools that include time and attendance tracking (TimeWorksPlus), with mobile functionality.

No Steep Learning Curve for Implementation

When she saw how easy it was to use, she knew she could learn it swiftly and was excited to get it up and running. Simple HR process automation would have made a profound improvement in her organization, but WorkforceHub goes beyond basic automation. Customizable settings developed precisely for medium-sized manufacturing plants allowed her to tweak the system with precision to glean the maximum value.

WorkforceHub incorporates TimeSimplicity which offers simplified scheduling and TimeWorksPlus for integrated time and attendance tracking.

  • Biometric clock tracks employee time to the minute, eliminates overpayment for labor, creates error-free time cards, and keeps employees honest
  • Create schedules with drag-and-drop simplicity
  • Customizable job codes make sure the right employees are scheduled at the right times
  • System automation finds eligible employees to cover open shifts
  • Customized system notifications reduce over-staffing and unplanned overtime
  • Complete mobile coordination for personnel and management
  • Employee Self Service allows staff to manage their time cards, post shift requests, and monitor PTO accruals
  • Creates and maintains audit-ready records
  • Integrates seamlessly with payroll processing services

Less Confusion, Happier Employees

When it comes to filling unexpected coverage gaps due to schedule changes, the team no longer goes into panic mode; staff members can enter their availability to pick up hours, and trading shifts between staff members is as effortless as trading cards. The owner and manager only need to authorize swaps for stress-free schedule changes.

WorkforceHub easily handles the involved scheduling logistics of manufacturing facilities that run 24/7. We would love to show you what it can do for your organization. Call 888-223-3450 to request a demo today.

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