Raben Logistics Polska, beloning to the Raben Group, chose the TIMATE system and is now implementing it in all of its Polish facilities. Today, the solution for automatic recording of time and attendance as well as supporting the employee safety monitoring operates in several dozen halls and warehouses of the company. Raben Logistics will use 4,500 TIMATE cards.
Raben started implementing the TIMATE system in 2020.
We embarked on the project by reviewing time and attendance systems available on the market. We verified traditional solutions requiring clock-in and clock-out with the use of cards, but we also looked around for innovative products. TIMATE offered a comprehensive solution: hardware and software with interfaces to external systems. As a result, we could work with TIMATE to provide our facilities with necessary installations, to prepare integrations with the HR system and the working time scheduling system as well as to configure the application, and all of that at the same time, says Paweł Szymański, IT Project Coordinator in the Raben Group.
Today, the solution is used by employees in nearly forty facilities in Poland. The company decided to use the TIMATE cards for the working time measurement in large warehouses where traditional readers would not be an effective solution.
The solution offered by TIMATE enables recording of the working time of a large number of employees in many locations in Poland without the need to use standard card readers set up at entrances to the company premises, warehouses, offices etc. It also allows to check the actual number of employees within a given area, which is very important information for emergency services when there is a threat of fire. Furthermore, the collaboration with TIMATE is part of Raben’s policy to support start-ups offering interesting solutions. Undoubtedly, the IoT cards and the system of receiver stations along with the software constitute an appealing tool for large and medium companies. By integrating it with other systems operating within the enterprise, one can get measurable benefits in terms of safety and efficiency, says Sławomir Pawlak, CIO in the Raben Group.
The TIMATE system uses the capabilities of both IoT (Internet of Things) and IoB (Internet of Behaviours). It is a new platform that offers a range of possibilities in terms of personnel management. It records the working time and measures its use, but it also cares for the safety of employees. In consequence, our company has ongoing real-time visibility of how particular facilities function.
The implementation at Raben gave us the chance to prove that our system is scalable and can work in large enterprises operating multiple facilities. We estimate that it is one of the largest installations in Poland and Europe that works by combining radio technologies and Web technologies into a single IoT platform. Today, it already comprises a network of several thousand devices. The successful implementation of the TIMATE system was possible thanks to the effective collaboration of our employees with the customer’s experienced team, says Sebastian Młodziński, TIMATE’s CEO.
The implementation at Raben Logistics Polska covers all of the company’s facilities in Poland.
Raben Logistics Polska provides the services of contract logistics, LCL transport, maritime transport and air freight. It belongs to the Raben Group, operating in 14 European countries and offering custom-made logistic solutions since the 1990s.