Rock-Tenn Company Successfully Implements Kronos® Workforce Central Suite with Axsium Group

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Axsium Group, a premier Workforce Management consulting firm, today announced that Rock-Tenn Company, one of North America's leading manufacturers of packaging products, merchandising displays and bleached and recycled paperboard, has successfully implemented the Workforce Central® suite from Kronos® Incorporated across 72 locations. Axsium Group was selected by Rock-Tenn Company to develop a comprehensive Workforce Management solution strategy, assist with the software vendor selection process and then manage the implementation project across all locations.

Axsium Group, a premier Workforce Management consulting firm, today announced that Rock-Tenn Company, one of North America's leading manufacturers of packaging products, merchandising displays and bleached and recycled paperboard, has successfully implemented the Workforce Central® suite from Kronos® Incorporated across 72 locations. Axsium Group was selected by Rock-Tenn Company to develop a comprehensive Workforce Management solution strategy, assist with the software vendor selection process and then manage the implementation project across all locations.

As a large manufacturing firm, Rock-Tenn Company faces, on a daily basis, the challenges of excelling in a highly competitive marketplace. The result is continuous pressure to control costs and improve productivity while still delivering quality products in ever shorter lead times. Working with Axsium Group to evaluate its workforce management practices, Rock-Tenn Company recognized the opportunity to standardize and automate the processing of one of its critical assets - labor costs. Axsium led an engagement to identify labor cost savings opportunities, translate those opportunities into a data-driven business case, select the most appropriate software vendor and then standardize a number of pay practices and processes prior to the software implementation. Upon selection of Kronos as the software vendor of choice, Axsium was then engaged to manage the implementation project, providing critical guidance and best practice expertise throughout the 10-month deployment.

"Prior to the implementation of Kronos, our existing locations used a combination of manual processes and stand-alone time and attendance systems, some of which were quite antiquated. We knew there were great efficiencies and cost savings to be gained by implementing a single enterprise workforce management solution," said Jennifer Graham-Johnson, Vice President - Benefits, Rock-Tenn Company. "Given our aggressive timeline, Axsium Group's valuable insight during the business case development and vendor selection processes was critical to the success of the implementation strategy."

"There is increased focus today on the substantial benefits that Enterprise Workforce Management can have in a manufacturing environment. Large companies such as Rock-Tenn Company can not only reduce and control their labor spend, but they can improve compliance with labor agreements and regulations while increasing employee satisfaction," said Tim Lett, Managing Partner, Axsium Group. "The key to achieving success is to properly plan and scope the project before starting the implementation. Rock-Tenn Company is a great example of how Axsium helps its clients lay the foundation for success by developing a structured and achievable solution strategy. This successful implementation further reinforces Axsium Group's reputation as the most strategic and knowledgeable consultant in the Workforce Management marketplace today".

About Rock-Tenn Company
Rock-Tenn Company is one of North America's leading manufacturers of packaging products, merchandising displays and bleached and recycled paperboard. The Company has annual net sales of approximately $2.3 billion and operating locations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Chile and Argentina.

About Kronos Incorporated
Kronos Incorporated empowers organizations around the world to effectively manage their workforce. At Kronos, we are experts who are solely focused on delivering software and services that enable organizations to reduce costs, increase productivity, improve employee satisfaction, and ultimately enhance the level of service they provide. Kronos serves customers in more than 60 countries through its network of offices, subsidiaries, and distributors. Widely recognized as a market and thought leader in managing the workforce, Kronos has unrivaled reach with more than 30 million people using a Kronos solution every day. Learn more about Kronos at http://www.kronos.com.

About Axsium Group
Axsium Group Inc. (http://www.axsiumgroup.com) is a leading Workforce Management consulting firm, dedicated to delivering business and technology advisory services to large, highly distributed organizations. With a singular focus on Workforce Management and through a combination of business and technology best practice expertise, our clients gain access to trusted business advisors and technology experts with unmatched experience. Axsium Group has implemented world-class workforce management solutions for companies such as International Paper, Safeway, JB Hunt, Bank of America, La Senza, and American Standard.

© Copyright 2008 Axsium Group, Inc. All rights reserved. Kronos and Workforce Central are trademarks of Kronos Incorporated.

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