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Solectron Deploys Kronos Workforce Management Suite Worldwide

Solectron Corporation, the giant contract manufacturer and supply chain management services provider, is rolling out a workforce management solution from Kronos Inc. to more effectively deal with labor and personnel matters for more than 60,000 employees worldwide.

The Kronos for Manufacturing solution is designed to allow Solectron to centralize and standardize its time and labor processes, improve labor analysis and reporting, and "empower the organization" to most effectively manage compliance with labor laws, Kronos says.

"Our decision to continue our relationship was based on the benefits we have already achieved with Kronos, which has enabled us to manage the complexity and diversity of our global operation," says Warren Ligan, chief accounting officer at Solectron. "We have no doubt that Kronos is going to enable us to improve operational functional excellence and performance management by allowing us to capture real-time labor data and analyze it in a variety of different ways."

Kronos, Chelmsford, Mass., says that the integrated suite's applications include time and attendance, scheduling, absence management, analytics, labor tracking, and shop-floor data collection.

"In a global market, manufacturers require a flexible and scalable solution that can help them drive productivity and achieve operational excellence in all of their locations," says Gregg Gordon, global practice leader for manufacturing at Kronos. "Meeting this requirement, Kronos for Manufacturing will allow Solectron to quickly begin experiencing the benefits of the workforce management solution including increased visibility into labor. This will ensure the organization is maximizing Lean practices around the world."

Visit www.kronos.com and www.solectron.com.

Solectron Corporation, the giant contract manufacturer and supply chain management services provider, is rolling out a workforce management solution from Kronos Inc. to more effectively deal with labor and personnel matters for more than 60,000 employees worldwide.

The Kronos for Manufacturing solution is designed to allow Solectron to centralize and standardize its time and labor processes, improve labor analysis and reporting, and "empower the organization" to most effectively manage compliance with labor laws, Kronos says.

"Our decision to continue our relationship was based on the benefits we have already achieved with Kronos, which has enabled us to manage the complexity and diversity of our global operation," says Warren Ligan, chief accounting officer at Solectron. "We have no doubt that Kronos is going to enable us to improve operational functional excellence and performance management by allowing us to capture real-time labor data and analyze it in a variety of different ways."

Kronos, Chelmsford, Mass., says that the integrated suite's applications include time and attendance, scheduling, absence management, analytics, labor tracking, and shop-floor data collection.

"In a global market, manufacturers require a flexible and scalable solution that can help them drive productivity and achieve operational excellence in all of their locations," says Gregg Gordon, global practice leader for manufacturing at Kronos. "Meeting this requirement, Kronos for Manufacturing will allow Solectron to quickly begin experiencing the benefits of the workforce management solution including increased visibility into labor. This will ensure the organization is maximizing Lean practices around the world."

Visit www.kronos.com and www.solectron.com.