Measure, manage,
and maximize your workforce

to increase order accuracy and profitability.

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Kronos for Distribution

Distributors and third-party providers are facing volatile demand and shorter lead times. But you still need to consistently meet customer expectations. Strive for that perfect order. And still make a profit.

Having visibility into labor performance and costs can help you make better operational decisions in real time. Decisions that can help you do more with less. Increase profit margins. And uncover the hidden costs — and capacity — within your workforce.

With Kronos for Distribution, you can:

  • Control labor costs by automating manual, error-prone timekeeping and payroll processes
  • Link labor costs to orders — factoring in value-added services & mdash; to account for every dollar spent
  • Allocate and align labor to demand with “best-fit” schedules
  • Gain real-time visibility into order status and make labor adjustments to meet delivery deadlines
  • Customer Testimonial: Andrews Distributing

    With a multifaceted workforce, Andrews deployed a full suite of HR, Payroll, and Timekeeping to manage their workforce. Learn how the value of a single platform has helped to streamline processes and reduce paper.

  • Top Metrics from DC Measures 2016

    Understanding how organizations are aligning their performance metrics with their organizational strategy is key to operating efficiently and driving growth and profits. In this 13th Annual Benchmarking Survey, by Warehousing Education and Research Council (WERC) and DC Velocity, readers gain insight into the key metrics driving operations and how operational performance is changing over time.

  • Top Technology Trends in Supply Chain Labor Management

    As competition intensifies and customer expectations rise, logistics organizations are starting to extend their use of technology well beyond the tracking of goods and materials in an effort to increase efficiencies and optimize performance. By enabling your people and processes through effective use of innovative technology, your organization can uncover hidden capacity, control costs, and boost responsiveness to achieve new levels of operational excellence. Explore top technology trends and how leading organizations are leveraging these trends to make better business decisions.

  • Logistics Insider: Five Tips for Improving Operational Performance in Today's Supply Chain

    Volatility across the supply chain is forcing warehouses, distribution centers, and 3PL providers of all sizes to look for new and innovative ways to trim costs, improve efficiencies, and boost customer satisfaction for increased profitability and competitive advantage. This whitepaper presents five best-practice recommendations for setting metrics, measuring performance, and continually improving operations processes to stay competitive in today's dynamic logistics market.

  • Leveraging Labor Management to Drive Omnichannel Success

    The rapid growth of omnichannel and multichannel distribution is pressuring shippers to perform to ever-higher standards, meaning warehouse managers need to find more effective ways to manage human resources. This research study examines the current omnichannel landscape and how technology can help develop more efficient and productive workforces for meeting the challenges of today’s omnichannel and multichannel operations.

  • Lipari Foods

    Increasing workforce productivity while controlling labor costs is a challenge for any distributor. Lipari Foods did it by integrating key timekeeping data from its Kronos solution with delivery data from their transportation management system. With this information, they developed performance standards for their delivery drivers and performance-based incentive pay plans. Less than a year later, they had increased workforce productivity to levels equivalent to 8-10% of total payroll.

  • Labor Analytics for Logistics Datasheet

    The Workforce Analytics dashboard makes it easier to spot outliers, patterns, trends, and relationships so logistics organizations can uncover hidden labor costs and hidden capacity. Delivering instant access to key performance indicators (KPIs) and detailed insight into the root cause of labor cost and productivity issues, the solution empowers district and warehouse managers to make proactive, data-driven decisions that control labor costs, maximize efficiency, and boost service quality for more profitable operations and delivery of perfect orders.

  • The Total Financial Impact of Employee Absences — Executive Report for United States

    The results of this 2014 survey conducted with SHRM will astound you. The total cost of employee absence can reach up to 22% of base payroll; this figure includes both direct costs, like employee pay, and indirect costs, like replacement expenses, overtime, and net lost productivity.

  • How to Successfully Flex Your Workforce to Meet Customer Demand

    When it's too costly to keep excess inventory on hand, and long lead times are unacceptable, how can you supply what your customers need, exactly when they need it?

    In this webinar you'll discover how a flexible workforce is the key to managing customer demand. You'll learn how the right tools can help you demystify changing demand and continuously adjust staffing levels to meet both customer and budgetary requirements.

  • Kronos for Distribution Industry Brief

    Looking for new ways to drive profitability? More effective workforce management is the place to start. After all, your workforce is your greatest asset; when employees deliver quality service to your customers, profitability follows. Optimize employee productivity and control costs, and you’re able to gain a competitive edge.