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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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  • WERC Watch – DC Measures 2014

    2014 marks the eleventh year of the DC Measures study, conducted by WERC in conjunction with DC Velocity. The study captures 47 key operational metrics that are close to the heart of most distribution center professionals. The measures have been grouped into 5 balanced sets – customer, operational, financial, capacity/ quality and employee/safety – plus the additional sets related to perfect order and cash-to-cash cycle measurement.  This year's report highlights how companies turn benchmarking data into actionable steps. What are they doing with the metrics data they generate, how do they use it; who is using it; and what results have they seen.  As a proud sponsor of the survey, Kronos understands how critical warehouse and operational performance is to the profitability and success of any supply chain. Kronos has helped numerous organizations achieve better performance through optimizing the way they deploy and manage their workforce.

  • 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.

  • Celadon Group Deploys Kronos in the Cloud

    Celadon Group will deploy in the Kronos Cloud to implement its workforce goals faster to achieve a rapid return on its investment.

  • Kronos for Distribution: At Work in the DC

    This visual depicts the operational and strategic challenges of managing a distribution center workforce and maps these challenges to Kronos solutions. From kitting to the loading dock, and back-office functions to drivers on the road, Kronos for Distribution can help control costs, increase productivity and minimize compliance risk in your operations.

  • Great Bear Distribution

    Great Bear Distribution moves to real-time workforce management and automates payroll processes with Kronos. Great Bear Distribution is a leading UK logistics provider with a current year turnover of £92 million and a customer base that includes many blue chip FMCG customers. The organisation manages over 3 million sq/ft of warehousing and operates 150 commercial vehicles on behalf of its customers, employing 1,200 people at 26 UK locations.

  • 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.

  • Technology Tackles Labor Challenges

    In this interview excerpt, Malysa O’Connor, Director, Logistics Practice Group at Kronos Inc., explains how technology can help logistics managers control labor costs and boost efficiency, even when health care and insurance costs are rising and the industry continues to struggle with capacity and labor shortages.

  • The Overtime Lie

    Many distributors and logistics firms pride themselves on keeping overtime to a minimum. But in operations with highly seasonal or variable demand, minimizing the use of overtime can actually result in decreased service levels and inflated costs. John Frehse, Chief Strategy Officer at Core Practice Group, helps dispel ‘the overtime lie’ in this whitepaper – exploring the adverse costs of idle time and proving that overtime and flexible scheduling can be a powerful tool for management to improve customer service, respond to shorter lead times, and compete more effectively in today’s on-demand logistics world.

  • Adapt and React: Leveraging flexible labor strategies to manage volatile demand

    More so than ever, logistics providers are facing demand volatility and industry-wide uncertainty. Pinned between manufacturing production and retail activity, logistics providers must be able to scale their operations at a moment’s notice. An inability to do so — or do so effectively — can threaten both service levels and profit margins. Logistics providers leverage a number of techniques to expand capacity and adapt to seasonal, promotional, or economic demand variances. Flexing the workforce through use of overtime, temporary workers, and flexible staffing are commonly deployed methods. If not properly planned or efficiently managed, however, flexing strategies can impact throughput, quality, labor and production costs, and customer service proficiencies. Operations are therefore tasked with balancing capacity needs with service and profitability goals.

  • Uncover Hidden Capacity with Kronos for Trucking

    Today’s trucking companies are feeling pressure from all sides — the recent economic downturn, cross-border competition, increasing yet volatile demand, and an onslaught of regulations among them. Carriers have to contend with unpredictability in the cost of fuel and equipment and the volume of freight in their networks. And all this comes at a time when shippers are demanding tighter turnaround and greater response and flexibility from carriers.