As part of its strategy to develop an integrated HR and payroll system, Kerry Foods, the food processing manufacturer, has selected Kronos to manage the time and attendance (T&A) of 3,000 employees at 15 UK based manufacturing plants.
The Kronos implementation of Kronos for Manufacturing will give Kerry Foods a single T&A solution for all 15 manufacturing sites, standardise timekeeping processes across the group and enable the organisation to develop an integrated system for HR, payroll and time and attendance. On completion, the project will provide a best practice time and attendance model for the group.
As part of its transformation of payroll and HR processes, Kerry Foods required a scalable time and attendance solution to serve its smaller sites, any new sites acquired and the companys larger manufacturing plants. Following an extensive market review, the Kronos system was selected to replace a number of disparate time and attendance systems currently in use across the, division from in-house developed systems to third party solutions.
Commenting on the selection, Bob Goodchild, IT Director at Kerry Foods, said: We selected Kronos based on the companys manufacturing expertise, rich product functionality, system scalability and the ability to interface the system with our Northgate HR and Payroll systems.
Sue Camm, HR Controller at Kerry Foods commented: We expect to see a number of benefits once the implementation of Kronos for Manufacturing is complete including the easy transition of HR administrators between sites due to standardisation of systems across the business. We anticipate an improved understanding of T&A fields that are critical for payroll and elimination of data input errors from manual processing, along with improved consistency of data entry, and reporting. Company wide, Kerry Foods will have greater visibility to absence levels for benchmarking exercises.
Keith Statham, Managing Director Kronos UK, commented: Kronos for Manufacturing has helped many UK manufacturers make decisions to achieve operational excellence. We are delighted to be able to provide Kerry Foods with a time and attendance solution that will give the company a clearer, centralised picture of their workforce costs and streamline their entire payroll process.
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