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Kronos for Logistics

In the logistics industry, nearly two-thirds of your labor is directly responsible for driving revenue and delivering quality service. So how do you meet rising customer expectations while still controlling costs? You begin by understanding the impact your people truly have on your business.

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  • 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. Among companies surveyed for a recent study conducted on behalf of Kronos®, approximately half of respondents expect omnichannel costs to increase in the next 12 months. Of those, 66 percent say their labor costs are currently up 15 percent and 62 percent estimate labor costs will grow 12 percent in the upcoming months. Clearly, without an effective labor management strategy, shippers risk losing business and wasting money. 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.

  • Kronos for Third-Party Logistics Industry Brief

    As supply chains become more global in nature and demand increases for omnichannel support, third-party logistics providers are being challenged to adapt and innovate in the highly competitive logistics marketplace. More than ever, 3PLs need systems in place to optimize labor costs and performance so that they can meet increasing customer demands while maintaining profitability. An agile, flexible workforce — operating at maximum efficiency — is critical to achieving these goals. Workforce management can help by providing the visibility and controls operations managers need to manage labor costs, increase workforce productivity, and deliver on service level expectations.

  • Navigating the New Normal eBook

    In the “New Normal,” logistics providers face new and greater challenges surrounding their workforce. Rising costs, new capacity constraints, and higher customer demands have put additional pressure on service levels and profit margins. To remain competitive in this volatile marketplace, leading organizations are already preparing strategies on how to best utilize their labor. This interactive eBook, “Navigating the New Normal,” investigates the complex challenges that logistics organizations like yours face and provides strategies to better manage capacity constraints, balance escalating costs, and deliver perfect orders by gaining critical visibility into your workforce.

  • Kronos for Logistics Solution Guide

    The Kronos® for Logistics Solution Guide outlines the assets and strategies necessary to gain a competitive advantage.

    Learn the key areas in which Kronos for Logistics can help your organization achieve its business goals, including: controlling labor costs, delivering quality service, increasing workforce productivity, and minimizing safety and compliance risk.

    Download the solution guide now.

  • Technology Seen as Key to More ‘Driver-centric’ Trucking, Stable Truck Capacity

    Businesses struggling to hire and keep truck drivers need to look beyond incremental increases in per mile pay toward using technology more effectively to build driver-centric businesses.

  • 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.

  • Overcoming the Frontline Talent Crisis in Logistics

    Driven by increasing demand for services, an aging workforce, and changing demographics, logistics providers are facing a dramatic increase in the demand and competition for the best frontline employees. This whitepaper explores how an effective talent management strategy - coupled with the right tools - can help logistics organizations quickly identify, hire, and onboard employees and win the war on frontline talent.

  • Kronos for Trucking Industry Brief

    Today’s trucking companies are navigating a complex storm of issues. Driver shortages and high turnover, potential wage hikes, fierce competition, and an oppressive regulatory environment are making it difficult to maintain sufficient capacity in their networks while protecting razor-thin margins. These mounting challenges are prompting trucking companies to look for new ways to increase capacity and drive profitability. More effective workforce management is the place to start.

  • 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.

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