Furniture Manufacturers Combat Reduced Orders with Increased Efficiency

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SaaShr.com has partnered with ITP Business Communications, Inc., a value added reseller (VAR) that specializes in providing the manufacturing community with workforce management solutions and manufacturing execution systems (MES). The partnership will assist ITP’s client community within the furniture manufacturing industry improve the measurement of workforce productivity and efficiency.

SaaShr.com (http://www.SaaShr.com), a leading provider of Software as a Service (SaaS) with a major push in Workforce Management Applications, has crafted a partnership with ITP Business Communications, Inc., a value added reseller (VAR) that specializes in providing the manufacturing community with workforce management solutions and manufacturing execution systems (MES). The partnership will assist ITP’s client community within the furniture manufacturing industry improve the measurement of workforce productivity and efficiency.

A majority of ITP’s customer base lies within the furniture manufacturing and transportation industry. “We were looking for a solution to allow us to better serve our existing market,” said Mike Filip, Owner of ITP. “Currently, we can determine how long it takes and how much it costs to make and deliver each piece of furniture. Combined with the rest of our product offering, the time and labor management application we’ve acquired through our partnership with SaaShr.com will assist these manufacturers in measuring costs and revenue generated from each location in a more accurate and efficient manner.”

According to the Smith Leonard’s October issue of Furniture Insights, a report that detailed an August 2010 survey of residential furniture manufacturers and distributors, the growth in new orders continued to slow in August. In fact, new orders in August 2010 were only 1 percent higher than orders that same month a year prior. The backlogs, meaning the number of orders that exceeded the number of shipments, or orders in the queue, is a prevalent statistic in this report that ITP keeps an eye on. “This is the statistic that really stands out to us, because with the solutions we provide, the number of backlogs can be minimized,” explained Filip.

“A problem that occurs within a lot of these organizations is the amount of time spent on running numerous reports, or worse, manually generating information on a specific aspect of business. For instance, if one of these manufacturers wanted to determine how much overtime was paid to employees during a specific month for all ten locations, they would have to run ten separate reports. The SaaShr.com application will enable these organizations to run highly configurable reports for specific projects, individual locations, multiple locations, or the organization as a whole,” explained Filip.

ITP is hoping to provide the cost-sensitive furniture manufacturers with the tools needed to better manage costs and increase efficiency, which ultimately will help these organizations to weather the tough economic times and be prepared to respond to production increases once business begins to pick up again. “We are anticipating that the SaaShr.com application is an offer we will continually provide to our clients,” stated Filip. “Being that it integrates with our three other applications, we believe the value we are able to provide our clients is well beyond that of any other VAR.”

About ITP Business Communications, Inc. –
ITP has developed Ideas That Perform for twenty years in industries including manufacturing, transportation, warehousing, distribution, retail and healthcare. Organizations that implement ITP products quickly realize profit growth due to less waste and more efficient management - - http://www.worldwidelogisticsinc.com/.

About SaaShr.com:
SaaShr.com was established in 2002, and has evolved in response to the ever-changing needs of both providers and customers of Payroll and Human Resources services. Under a private label model, providers leverage one interface and one user experience across all of SaaShr.com’s workforce management applications including Human Resources, Payroll and Time and Labor Management. Applications can be utilized as a complete suite, individually, or in conjunction with other core third party applications, content and services - - http://www.SaaShr.com.

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