Warehouses, distribution centers and manufacturing facilities rely upon synchronized interaction between departments. Inconsistent time sources between the front office, manufacturing plant and shipping floor disrupt the work flow and create inefficiencies in operations and schedules.
Daylight Saving Time can prove to be especially problematic, requiring recurring and costly manual time adjustments. Thousands of facilities nationwide are burdened with spending hours of time, changing the hands of time, twice per year during Spring and Fall Daylight Saving Time. It takes a maintenance worker from 5 to 30 minutes to reset a clock, depending on complexity. Multiply that by 100 or more clocks and it winds up costing a substantial amount of money in maintenance expenses every year. It's a job that can't be delayed, and resetting them by hand, and getting them all synchronized, is next to impossible.
Synchronized clock systems take time changes off the to-do list by eliminating the need for manual time changes. These intuitive timekeepers automatically adjust for Daylight Saving Time, springing ahead one hour at the start of Daylight Saving Time, and falling back one hour when Daylight Saving Time ends each year. Radio Frequency Wireless synchronized clocks receive an official time signal from a radio frequency transmitter, while PoE IP Network synchronized clocks receive time over a local (LAN) or wide (WAN) network. The result-your business is ready for business as usual on Monday morning without ever touching a single clock.
Synchronized clocks go beyond Daylight Saving Time. Since every clock displays the same exact time over multiple departments and work stations, schedules are streamlined, shift changes are seamless, and processes are precise, creating efficiency, improving productivity and promoting employee accountability. It is estimated that a synchronized clock system can save an average of $500 per employee per year on top of annual Daylight Saving maintenance labor savings (assuming they make $15 per hour). Use in conjunction with a Bell System and/or Time Clock System to promote the highest level of productivity, accountability and efficiency throughout an entire facility.
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