Staff Management Publishes White Paper in Contingent Workforce Strategies Magazine Exploring the VMS Functionality Gap

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The white paper explores how Vendor Management Systems (VMS) fail to meet the needs of staffing buyers in the manufacturing, distribution and logistics segment.

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There's no denying that the technology needs in a manufacturing and distribution environment are unique and that light industrial buyers represent an underserved market when it comes to technology for effective contingent workforce management

Staff Management, the industry's leading provider of sustainable temporary staffing and contingent workforce management solutions, announced today the publication of a white paper, The VMS Functionality Gap, as part of the Fall issue of Contingent Workforce Strategies (CWS) magazine. The paper explores the unique technology requirements of the manufacturing, distribution and logistics segment and includes commentary from industry experts.

The paper is written for users of contingent labor at companies in the manufacturing, distribution and logistics segment and explores how the technology required to manage contingent staffing in those environments differs from the staffing industry as a whole. In particular, the white paper focuses on the unique need of companies in this segment to both manage and redeploy their contingent workforce at both the shift and line level in response to changes in production levels.

Dana Shaw, Senior Vice President, Staffing Industry Analysts commented on the VMS functionality gap in the paper. "There's no denying that the technology needs in a manufacturing and distribution environment are unique and that light industrial buyers represent an underserved market when it comes to technology for effective contingent workforce management," said Shaw. "Light industrial buyers often require labor and scheduling management at the shift and line level. To do that effectively requires a technology solution that enables granular workforce management," continued Shaw.

The paper examines the reasons that Vendor Management Systems (VMS) are often not the right fit for manufacturing, distribution and logistics environments and why filling the VMS functionality gap is not part of VMS providers' development strategies. It also explores an alternative to VMS which provides end-users with the access to real-time data and scheduling functionality required in fluid production environments but unnecessary with more static white collar placements.

About Staff Management
Staff Management is a division of SeatonCorp, a leading provider of consultative managed staffing and recruiting programs for Fortune 500, Global 2000 and high growth companies. Founded in 1988, Staff Management was an industry pioneer of Vendor on Premise (VOP) staffing.

Today, Staff Management has evolved its revolutionary VOP platform to provide sustainable temporary staffing and contingent workforce management solutions across a growing global footprint and has become the leading Managed Service Provider (MSP) with deep domain expertise supporting clients in the manufacturing and distribution segment. Staff Management solutions provide best talent, drive compliance, yield tangible savings and utilize a unique client aligned technology platform for high-volume workforce management.

Staff Management is ranked amongst the largest staffing firms in the U.S. by the Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA), the 13th largest industrial staffing provider on SIA's 2010 List of Largest U.S. Industrial Staffing Firms and the #1 MSP provider in breadth of services delivered and #1 MSP provider in size of deal on HRO Today's 2010 Baker's Dozen list of leading MSP providers. Staff Management is a 2010 Stevie for Women in Business Award Winner.

Staff Management is a charter member of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement IMAGE Program.

For more information, please visit us at http://www.staffmanagement.com or call 800-746-9462.

About Staffing Industry Analysts
Staffing Industry Analysts is the premier advisory service about the contingent workforce. Known for its independent and objective insights, the company's award-winning proprietary research, data, support tools, publications and executive conferences provide a competitive edge to decision makers who supply and buy temporary staffing. In addition to temporary staffing, Staffing Industry Analysts also covers these related staffing service sectors: third-party placement, outplacement and staff leasing (PEOs). Founded in 1989, acquired by Crain Communications Inc. in 2008, the company is headquartered in Los Altos CA, with offices in London, England. For more information visit: http://www.staffingindustry.com.

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