Tracking work hours seem simple, but it is a crucial task for the labour-intensive manufacturing industry because inefficiency in time tracking will cause an unnecessary hike in operation cost. Tracking employees' regular work hours and overtime is a straightforward assignment. However, for the manufacturing industry, it often ties with multiple shifts, rotational shifts, overnight shifts, rapid scheduling, and last-minute shift swap, etc. Furthermore, the industry requires a system that tracks employees' tardiness and absenteeism, report the employee's whereabouts in real-time, which involves mobile technology. Hence, it could become a laborious daily operation process all by itself in the absence of a sound time attendance system.
For the manufacturing industry, the time attendance system's complexity multiplies by the need to eradicate buddy-punching to reduce time-theft and prevent the Covid-19 spread, which involves embedding automated body-temperature into biometrics clocking device.
"The occurrence of inaccurate employee clocking data can happen anywhere in the workplace if there is no formidable system to patch the frontend loophole. No matter how superior and accurate your backend payroll system is, it will never stop the inaccurate wages payout," explained Marcus Tng, TimeTec Smart Office Sales & Marketing Manager.