The Polish branch of Halsang, the Swedish manufacturer of gates, fences and access control devices, will implement the TIMATE system on its premises near Kraków. The solution will assist the company in its time and attendance recording, production cost verification and prompt responding to problems that affect production processes.
Halsang has been operating in Poland since 2011. Gradually, it has been extending its team with its core workspace comprising three productions halls.
We are increasing our headcount, so we really need a system that will help us record time and attendance. However, we have been looking for something more than standard cards that employees use to clock in and clock out. What we actually want is the real data on how the company is doing, on how we organize our teamwork and whether we use the working time and resources as best as we can. Such information will provide us with useful clues regarding the enterprise management and the assignment of tasks among employees in such a way that they do not feel overburdened with work or fed up due to idleness, explains Arkadiusz Jaworski, Vice President at Halsang.
TIMATE enables automatic collection and analysis of data related to business operations, procedures and methods. It mainly gathers the information about how employees use the working time, whether they adhere to the safety rules and how they make progress in performing the expected plans and schedules. Analyses in the form of clear charts are available in the system on an ongoing basis. As a result, managers can easily assess the actual use of human resources as well as the costs related to production processes.
We produce our gates by hand. Each model is unique and tailor-made. That is why we do not have any standard price list, as individual orders make it difficult to estimate the costs and the time of workmanship. Up to a point we go by intuition when we determine the final cost of products. The data provided by TIMATE will be our basis for precise calculations of the man-hours for each particular gate. We will then be able to verify the prices, while our customers will rest assured they pay only for the actual working time, adds Arkadiusz Jaworski.
TIMATE will also enable a fair settlement of time and attendance for the employees of Halsang.
When it comes to our team, cigarette breaks can sometimes be problematic – the employees who do not smoke actually work longer. We would like to eliminate such disproportions, but it is difficult to determine the precise difference here. The data we get from TIMATE will tell us exactly how long people work and how they use their time at the workplace, says the Vice President at Halsang.
Based on the collected information, TIMATE will also evaluate the effectiveness of teams and production processes on a daily basis. The assessments will be displayed on the Halsang employees’ and managers’ cards in the form of clear pictograms. It will help us promptly respond to problems and implement changes to boost our performance, emphasises Arkadiusz Jaworski.
The TIMATE system has been on the market since 2019. Today, it is used mainly by large businesses in the sectors of production and logistics. In Poland, several thousands of TIMATE cards are in operation every day.
Since the very beginning we have attached a special importance to the idea that the system should provide entrepreneurs with accurate data on how they businesses actually function. Moreover, such data need to be structured so that managers can quickly check all processes as well as identify and respond to any problems, if anything goes wrong. Our customers confirm the system works just as it should, says Sebastian Młodziński, CEO at TIMATE.