Exide Technologies based in Milton, Georgia, USA, is one of the world’s largest manufacturers and recyclers of lead batteries with branches in more than 80 countries. In Germany, Exide is represented at facilities in Büdingen and Bad Lauterberg with around 1,350 employees. A process analysis quickly identified enormous potential for optimization in the management of working time in administration and production. With the aim of reducing the expenditure for administration, error checking, application processes and particularly for shift planning, Exide opted for ATOSS Time Control as a cloud solution.
The complete integration of Time and Attendance Management and Workforce Scheduling ensures that data recorded just once are available correctly and in real time for pay statements, evaluations and shift planning. Staff are integrated into the HR processes via Self Services. Today, approval processes for vacations, absences or overtime run electronically according to defined workflows. This takes pressure off the HR department. Production management, however, is benefiting especially from the new solution. All information relevant to the planning process is available at all times, right up to the minute, at the push of a button. The system automatically checks that statutory and company regulations such as working time violations or rest periods are being adhered to. Meaningful evaluations help planners in making the right decisions. To put it in a nutshell: planning quality has risen significantly. So much process optimization has a measurable effect. Overall, the company is expecting to achieve annual savings in the mid-six figure range.
Source: ATOSS Annual Report 2015
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