LABOR COMMAND can help you reduce labor costs. With unmatched ability to provide shift-by-shift, department-by-department, and location-by-location planning and analysis, LABOR COMMAND is the only labor cost management tool that gives you so much control with so little effort.
LABOR COMMAND is a web based application built to run alongside the Prophix Corporate Performance Management (CPM) system and can be integrated with most timekeeping and payroll systems. Integrating LABOR COMMAND and Prophix with your current payroll system provides you with a comprehensive labor management and planning solution.
LABOR COMMAND enables management to forecast the cost and man-hours required to perform estimated work down to the day, shift, and job level. It works by storing the established standards for each and every key task performed within an operation in a database. Actual man-hours and cost can then be compared to the standards that have been established for that task. With this information, management can monitor operational performance and costs daily.
Our labor management experience indicates that many companies continue to rely on spreadsheets to plan and control labor costs — often their single largest operating expense. The spreadsheet, however, is a limited tool when managing these costs.
Spreadsheet limitations include:
Some companies have considered traditional database systems as an alternative to spreadsheets but found implementation too difficult and costly to adapt to their industry. While analyzing the gap between existing technologies and the needs of many companies, MetriTech identified these distinct problems:
Problems with existing systems:
MetriTech saw the potential for a Labor Cost Management (LCM) system to eliminate these problems and, after much research, developed LABOR COMMAND a web-based application that is easy and inexpensive to implement in any labor intensive industry.