Hot off the press – and always on time. Naturally, this fundamental rule of publishing also applies in the media group Straubinger Tagblatt / Landshuter Zeitung. This long-established Straubing based publishing house is the second-largest publishing group in Lower Bavaria. Every day, its papers reach more than 490,000 readers. Ensuring that newspapers are on the breakfast table right on time, requires more than just impressive editorial and logistics efforts. All the processes at the two modern printing plants belonging to the publishing group in Straubing and Landshut must also run smoothly seven days a week. Some 250 employees work round the clock in three shifts to supply the region with news and to produce other orders precisely on time. In brief: The rotary presses in Straubing and Landshut rarely stand still. After all, competition in the printing business is tough. Profitability suffers if the load factor drops. The multi-shift operations and the complex rules in place at the media group translated as a highly complex planning process, not least as time recording was still based on time cards. The company decided to introduce ATOSS Time Control in order to bring its working time management and workforce scheduling processes up to the state of the art.
Today, working times are digitally stamped at terminals, automatically evaluated and transferred error-free to the payroll system. The administrative effort has been considerably reduced. The quality of planning and scheduling has also gained an entirely new quality. Instead of tools cobbled together on the basis of spreadsheet programs, standardized, intuitive user interfaces are used in all areas today. Legislation, collective agreements, working time accounts and qualifications are automatically taken into consideration in the planning process. Company-wide evaluations are now available at the press of a button. The management is delighted with the new transparency and in-depth foundations for decision making.
Source: Our customer media group Straubinger Tagblatt / Landshuter Zeitung | ATOSS Annual Report 2016
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