Appalachian Stitching

Manufacturing

Challenge

Appalachian Stitching Company (ASC) is a leading U.S. manufacturer of high-quality sewn leather products, located in Littleton, NH. ASC was searching for an automated workforce management solution to track real-time labor costs, simplify staff scheduling and improve workforce reporting. The manufacturer wanted to eliminate the negative effects of understaffing and absenteeism to consistently meet customer design and specification needs.

 

What Appalachian Stitching needed was a solution that could:

  • Increase automation and reduce dependency on manual processes
  • Provide a unified system for time and attendance tracking
  • Deliver exact costings of time to labor activities by team and product line
  • Improve compliance with a centralized employee records database

Solution

Mitrefinch Time Management System enables ASC to determine at a glance if shifts are covered by skilled staff and facilitates easy, on-the-fly adjustments. ASC now have consistent access to historic workforce data, so they can effectively forecast staffing and budgeting, ensuring top-quality productivity. As experienced and skilled staff are so critical to the final product, employee scheduling functionality enables the company to make sure that teams deployed to work on a specific project have the right mix of skills, experience, and knowledge.

Mitrefinch Absence Management Software keeps track of planned and unplanned absences and notifies ASC when adjustments need to be made. Employee self-service software empowers employees to keep track of and manage their own absences, giving management more time to focus on meeting organizational goals.