Labor Management Systems (LMS) include a series of tools that help operations managers direct their labor resources to maximize productivity and utilization while properly engaging their workforce to create a positive culture.
ProTrack Labor Management Software integrates easily with your WMS and Time and Attendance systems to capture real-time operational and performance data reducing overtime, turn-over and increasing productivity by 10 to 20%.
While a WMS focuses primarily on the movement of material, most do not have advanced real-time performance management, labor planning/forecasting or formal coaching capabilities. A tier one labor management system will provide managers the tools needed to manage and improve performance in real-time seamlessly.
ProTrack gives managers the tools needed to properly labor plan and track, in real-time, progress of the team in order to make timely adjustments throughout the day. Additionally, ProTrack will provide all necessary alerting needed to provide each of your supervisors with the daily roadmap to high performance and employee engagement.
You don’t. There are several forms of standards that can be used with your labor management system including “historical standards”, “engineered reasonable expectancies” and fully “discrete engineered standards”. Each of these approaches provide you with varying levels of investment and savings potential. TZA can specifically analyze your operation and provide you with the ROI options best for your organization.
ProTrack can utilize current or adjusted historical data to determine volume levels, converted to actual work content, and then assign the right associate to the right job based on user defined “resource assignment” configurations.
Many operations use spreadsheets to manage their labor. Unfortunately, this approach takes a significant number of clerical hours and is prone to errors. Labor management systems provide seamless integration with your WMS to provide continuous data-capture and reporting allowing you to manage in real-time, not at the end of the day. Planning, coaching and having performance data at your finger tips throughout the day leads to higher levels of performance, lower cost per unit and a more engaged workforce.
Other than TZA, ProRep, Nextview, and EasyMetrics provide stand-alone labor management systems. Additionally, a few of the WMS companies like Manhattan Associates, SAP, JDA, and Highjump provide LMS as a secondary offering. Generally speaking, those organizations with their sole focus on labor management software have tier one LMS functionality. TZA is one of the few companies offering software and engineering services with over 35 years of expertise.
Tier one Labor management systems, such as ProTrack, utilize several features to assure both quality of work and attendance goals are met. First and foremost, a formal coaching module coupled with the ability to recognize and reward associates creates an engaged workforce. That culture, in turn, creates an environment of high performance, high attendance and higher quality of work.
Labor management systems provide the opportunity to fully engage the workforce through planning, coaching, real-time performance management, and data analysis resulting in cost per unit reductions of 10 to 20%, lower overtime and higher retention levels.
Today’s LMS’ are designed to manage the most complex environments in the supply chain.
No. Though small operations operate a little differently than large operations, every manager has the task of managing their resources. Did you know that most LMS’ payback periods are less than six months? That includes the smaller operations as well.
No, TZA actually has three products including ProTrack Manufacturing, ProTrack Warehouse and ProTrack Drivers. Each of these products has specific functionality to support components of your supply chain.
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