CyberShift's latest white paper discusses how applying lean manufacturing methodologies to workforce and expense management can help complex, mid- to large-tier manufacturers increase business process efficiencies and reduce payroll and expense report processing costs. CyberShift specifically addresses how enterprise-class applications -- such as workforce and expense management automation -- can be leveraged as part of a lean approach to overcome persistent scheduling challenges such as overproduction of goods. As a result, manufacturers can better match demand-to-output levels and realize efficiencies in both the manufacturing and distribution processes.
"Successful organizations understand the intertwined relationships between workforce management, business performance and competitive differentiation," stated Morné Swart, vice president of Product Management, CyberShift, Inc. "The latest workforce management solutions help match supply with business demands by providing visibility into the most current workforce information, including real-time cost and sales metrics and key performance indicators (KPIs). This insight provides manufacturing operations management with the ability to react to changing labor and market demands with greater accuracy and speed than ever before."
The new white paper also examines the myriad business challenges created by ever-expanding employee mobility, and the solutions available to bring enterprise applications to these workers, increasing both their productivity and efficiency while in the field. As an example, CyberShift's mobile solutions are designed to provide mobile access, in real time, to enterprise-class applications such as expense reporting, employee self-service, and time and attendance, all on the BlackBerry® platform.
In addition to workforce management, control of employee business expenses -- widely recognized as the second-largest variable expense under management control after labor costs -- is also vital to a manufacturer's continued operational efficiency. The CyberShift white paper reviews the application of lean manufacturing initiatives to expense management, and explains how an Expense Management Automation (EMA) solution can boost productivity as well as workforce loyalty and satisfaction.
"By relying on an EMA solution, manufacturers can centralize and better manage the escalating costs involved in processing expenses," said Craig Fearon, senior product director, Expense Applications, CyberShift. "In addition to automating the expense reporting and approval cycle, an EMA solution will ensure operational efficiencies and generate higher levels of employee engagement, especially since reimbursements will be processed on a timely basis."
The white paper, "Lean Manufacturing: Applying Lean Manufacturing Initiatives to Workforce & Expense Management," is complimentary and available for a limited time by visiting www.cybershift.com/Manufacturing/default.asp. More information about CyberShift's Workforce & Expense Management solutions is available at www.cybershift.com/products_workforce.asp and www.cybershift.com/Products/Necho_Expense_Software.asp.
CyberShift, Inc. is a leading provider of workforce management and expense management software and services focused on helping mid-sized to large, complex organizations improve organizational performance and profitability. Through its integrated Workforce Management 3G suite, which includes time and attendance, advanced scheduling, absence management and reporting and analytics, companies can more effectively plan, manage and deploy their workforces, reduce costs and improve processes across business operations. CyberShift's Necho Expense automates the processing and facilitates the management of employee business expenses and helps companies improve compliance; enforce expense policies and procedures and increase visibility into operations. Offered in both traditional license fee and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) delivery models, CyberShift's innovative solutions have been awarded U.S. and Canadian patents. More information can be accessed at www.CyberShift.com.