The Light Industrial Market
In light industrial environments, worker demand is driven largely by tight production schedules which can vary widely over time and across seasons. Manufacturers often rely on a temporary workforce to supplement their full time workers in aligning a flexible manufacturing capacity with its variable production needs. Fulfilling and managing a temporary workforce poses a number of unique challenges beyond managing an internal workforce. These can include, large volumes of temporary workers required at short notice, highly variable demand for workers over time, high turnover rates, pay rate inconsistencies,multiple and varying shift schedules, job position compliance requirements, and excessive error rates in time reporting and supplier invoicing. These challenges unnecessarily add to the administrative costs, time-to-fill rates and compliance risks found in managing a manufacturer’s temporary workforce.
With this in mind, ELEVATE recently worked with a market-leading MSP channel partner and several of its light industrial customers to enhance its VMS platform support for the light industrial environment by expanding features now embedded in the ELEVATE LI+ (Light Industrial Plus) platform.