Hozelock selects Kronos to drive efficiency

Posted on 8 Sep 2009 by The Manufacturer

Kronos announced that Hozelock, the market-leading garden watering, spraying, and aquatics manufacturer, has selected Kronos to improve operational performance.

Kronos will replace a number of legacy systems and will provide Hozelock with a single, fully integrated workforce management and shop floor data capture solution for its factory based in Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham.

Following implementation of Kronos, executive dashboards will provide real-time key
performance indicators (KPIs) on shop floor productivity, work-in-process (WIP), and costs focusing on labour efficiencies, labour utilisation, and quality.

Said Peter Rush, managing director, Hozelock Limited “Kronos will give us instant
feedback on labour costs, labour availability, and employee performance.”

“Our workforce is a large yet controllable expense, and to compete effectively in this market it is imperative that we control labour costs and utilisation while still providing our customers with the excellent service they expect from Hozelock.”