Austin Packaging Company Uses ScheduleSoft Workforce Management to Manage Demand Volatility

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ScheduleSoft supports contract manufacturer’s strategy of being most flexible and responsive supplier for the multinational brands it serves

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“ScheduleSoft has given us better visibility into our labor requirements and allowed us to extend our planning horizon and improve our overall workforce productivity.

In an effort to improve profitability and be the most responsive supplier to its customers, contract manufacturer Austin Packaging Company (APC), selected ScheduleSoft for workforce management. While fluctuations in demand are typical for any manufacturer with seasonal demand and frequent changes to their production mix, the kind of flexibility and speed-to-market capabilities APC is known for makes managing this volatility critical to its profitability and long-term success. APC has implemented ScheduleSoft as a tool that will allow them to quickly adapt to changing market demands, better match their labor to production requirements, and provide their workforce with more predictable schedules.

“ScheduleSoft has given us better visibility into our labor requirements and allowed us to extend our planning horizon and improve our overall workforce productivity,” said Chris Shimek, COO of Austin Packaging Company. “We are leveraging the system to provide more job opportunities and more predictable schedules for our employees. With it we are better able to consistently provide our core staff with a 40-hour work week which will in turn help keep skills current and better support our production needs year-round.”

“Austin Packaging manufacturers for some of the best-known brands in the industry and they understand that operational efficiency is what is required for sustainable growth and profitability,” said Gregory Flessas, ScheduleSoft CEO.

He continued, “APC has a clearly mapped out growth strategy and they used the project as an impetus for improving and supporting the business processes that will be the drivers for continued success.”

ScheduleSoft is the leading provider of workforce management applications for the food processing industry helping many of the world's leading companies improve workforce productivity and operational effectiveness. Their clients include industry leaders like Georgia-Pacific, Kellogg, Mondelez (formerly Kraft Foods), Nestlé, and ConAgra Foods.

About Austin Packaging Company
Operating in Austin, Minnesota for almost a decade, Austin Packaging Company (APC) is privileged to serve national and multinational food companies based in North America, providing long-term partnerships to support marketing and manufacturing needs. APC specializes in USDA/FDA contract manufacturing and packaging of shelf-stable, refrigerated, and frozen food products, including pizzas and portion control liquid sauces in pouches, cups and bowls. APC – Making the Worlds’ Best Brands Better.

About ScheduleSoft
Since 1996 ScheduleSoft has been providing demand-driven workforce scheduling solutions that are scalable and flexible enough to support the full range of scheduling needs. Hundreds of organizations across many industries have selected ScheduleSoft because it offers the most comprehensive functionality with the flexibility and robust capabilities to scale to and automate the requirements of any environment. To learn more about ScheduleSoft products, or to see a demonstration, call 1-800-416-9006.

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