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For the construction industry, GoContractor and WPMS Solutions were identified as software meeting the needs for compliance and contingency workforce management. Navex Global and Workforce Solutions were identified for the manufacturing industry, and Tailwind TMS Software and Workforce Logiq were identified for the transportation/logistics industry. A brief description of the company, and its product is presented below along with insights related to compliance and workforce management for each industry.

CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

Interesting Insights — Compliance

  • The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs has updated the Federal Contract Compliance Manual. Changes has been made to compliance requirements related to desk audits, onsite requirements, Corporate Management Compliance Evaluation, Functional Affirmative Action Program, complaints, and relief.
  • Regarding Construction, the manual has made changes impacting on how the personal data of construction workers is handled, updated the description of different types of projects and subcontract award information, and adjusted language related to nondiscrimination and affirmative action requirements.
  • Construction document management software solutions assist with managing construction compliance by providing easily accessible documentation whether for inspection purposes or project management, automating workflows so that compliance management tasks are streamlined, allow subcontractors to self-manage their compliance requirements, and help to ensure accurate procedures are followed should onsite incidents occur.

Interesting Insights — Workforce Management

  • Compliance management software can integrate with construction enterprise resource planning (ERP) software to ensure the availability of a management portal dedicated to the project that allows for efficient management of compliance documentation and project tasks.
  • Workforce management efficiencies can be built in with software by requesting that workers of subcontractors create profiles in the software. When the profiles are populated with qualifications and OSHA requirements, the need to on-board subcontractor workers onsite is eliminated, and workers can go to site knowing that they have already been qualified and approved to work there.
  • The software can link, or integrate, with the project management software to consider daily workforce requirements onsite and issue schedules and access badges to ensure the maximum site access control on any given day.
  • Orientation training can be delivered prior to the arrival of workers onsite, with safety managers being able to monitor when it was accessed and completed by potential site workers.

GoContractor

  • GoContractor works with clients to build the custom project platform, register, and train workers, and manages training, reporting and job site access.
  • The software promises to allow workers to start quicker, save time and money, eliminate paperwork, monitor and manage documentation, qualifications or training, provide reporting, solve access control and badging, and customize on boarding.
  • The company has a customer satisfaction score of 97%, over half a million workers enrolled globally, and has worked with more than 1,000 companies worldwide.
  • GoContractor software can integrate with Trimble, Triax, Procore, and Field Control Analytic.
  • Among the customers of GoContractor are Skansa, AECOM, Turner, Canadian Road Builders, Walsh, and North American Construction Group.

WP Management Systems Solutions

  • WPMS Solutions offers compliance monitoring that addresses issues of saving time otherwise lost to mapping, linking, and registering compliance monitoring data, and that meets the requirements of the evolving regulatory environment.
  • WPMS Solutions provides cloud based risk and compliance management software to the aviation, automotive, energy, pharmaceutical, healthcare, finance, and construction industries.
  • The company has completed 426 projects, with positive feedback in 99% of the cases, and has covered 17,460 regulations in its software.


MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY

Interesting Insights — Compliance

  • Traceability is impacting compliance requirements in the manufacturing industry for autonomous vehicles, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, agriculture, tobacco, and UL requirements for electrical part manufacturers.
  • Managing compliance for manufacturers is challenging due to high levels of staffing, dispersed locations, and an interactive and heavily regulated operation involving a multiplicity of processes.
  • For manufacturers to develop a response that adequately meets the compliance requirements they will need an understanding of the obligations, policies, and regulations required for their industry, a strategy for meeting the compliance requirements, integrated planning to address cross industry regulations, training and monitoring, and an integrated approach to mitigate against compliance deviations and non-compliance risks.
  • Steps that can be taken to ensure centralization for regulations compliance are ensuring that policies remain aligned to evolving standards, regulations, guidelines and laws, put in place reporting mechanisms, training for relevant staff, and third party due diligence that is automated and continuous.
  • Environmental laws and regulations, business regulations, and labor laws and regulations placed sixth, seventh, and ninth out of eleven top market challenges faced by manufacturers,

Interesting Insights — Workforce Management

  • Contingent workforce trends for 2020 include an increase in dependency on vendor relationships with vendors that are assuming responsibilities within the organization that is traditionally held by an internal workforce, making the employer attractive to the contingent worker, increased occurrences of flexible talent pools, and benefits legislation driving demand for contingent workforce management strategies.
  • Industrial workforce needs in 2020 revolve around replacing or closing the knowledge gap created from the departure of experienced workers and meeting the expectations of workers. Technology helps to meet these challenges by acting as a repository of organizational memory, and by enhancements to efficiency from digitally enabled jobs.
  • Management software to assist with scaling contingency staff should include scheduling capacity, be responsive, and agile to adapt to a changing environment.
  • Increasing labor productivity was the fourth highest operational challenge in the Manufacturing industry.

Navex Global

  • Navex Global is a risk and compliance management software and services provider. The company focuses on managing people, regulatory, and business risk.
  • The risk and compliance platform offers a unified view across varying applications, streamlined workflows, a single sign-on for employees, and a unified view of their compliance tasks.
  • Features include a centralized administrative access, improved employee experience, simplified use, and enhanced feature functionality.
  • Navex Global boasts a satisfaction rating of 95%, an average score of 94% for customer support, and over one thousand articles.
  • Clients include YMCA, Texas A&M University System, Toyota, and Equifax.

Workforce Software

  • Workforce Software provides cloud based workforce management solutions.
  • The company solutions speaks to time management and attendance, absence, leave, accommodations, scheduling, forecasting, compliance, data capture, analytics and insights, employee self-service, employee productivity, and HCM and ERP integration.
  • The company was the winner of the gold medal from Info-Tech for being the number one workforce management software for two consecutive years, The company was also named a CX Champion in 2019.
  • Major clients include ArchCoal, Air Canada, Cook County Illinois, Corelle Brands, Erie Insurance, Ohio, and Oregon State University.


TRANSPORTATION AND WAREHOUSING INDUSTRY

Interesting Insights - Compliance

  • The major regulatory concerns for logistics in 2020 are potential increases to fuel prices as a result of International Maritime Organization (IMO) regulations, driver time on the road changing due to changes to hours -of-service regulations, increased drug testing for safety exacerbating the driver shortage, increasing insurance rates, and new tariff agreements impacting on global trade.
  • California enacted Assembly Bill 5 (AB 5) limiting and redefining, the way independent contractors are classified by businesses. The impact of this regulation is to make it more difficult to classify workers as independent contractors. There is also a financial impact to the employer as labor protections for employees is greater than that for independent contractors.
  • The California Trucking Association successfully petitioned the US District Court for Southern California to temporarily exempt truck drivers from being subject to the law. Despite the legal challenge, and the inclination of labor unions to favor classification as employees, the states of New York and New Jersey are considering passing similar legislation.
  • Transport Management Systems (TMS) should include auto carrier selection, automatic order processing, multi-modal shipping, shipment consideration, dispute management and order tracking.

Interesting Insights — Workforce Management

  • In 2017, the Bureau of Labor Statistics noted that the gig economy in the US has 55 million participants, over 40% of US workers have alternative works, and 33% of companies source labor from gig workers.
  • Contingent workers are attractive to companies because they can be cost effective and possess niche skill sets. Companies hiring gig workers must ensure that contingent workers are properly classified, paid well negotiated fair and equitable rates, and are at a manageable headcount.
  • The transportation industry has a shortage of approximately 60,800 drivers. This figure is expected to increase in the short to medium term due to an aging population of existing drivers, limited new driver entry into the profession, and regulatory action.
  • Workforce Management Systems are deployed in the warehousing industry when companies are experiencing high turnover of staff, adapting to e-commerce from a strictly brick and mortar operation, implementing automation, and otherwise expanding.

Tailwind TMS Software

  • Tailwind TMS software promises to "control the chaos of compliance," so that freight business can be free to accelerate.
  • The company works with small and medium trucking and freight brokerages, to manage personnel and assets, ensure compliance, track, manage dispatch, and provide administration among other duties.
  • Tailwind's product offers centralized information and support resources in a monthly subscription model. The product is offered in Standard, Pro, and Enterprise versions, and a complete APP.
  • Tailwind customers (88%) report feeling 50% more organized, 50% more efficient in admins and operations (84%), and 85% felt they reduced paperwork by 25%, while 61% felt they grew their business by 25% or more.
  • Clients include Knaggs Trucking, TCB Logistics, Loop Integrated Solutions, Orangedale Transportation, and F2F Logistics.

Workforce Logiq

  • Workforce Logiq states in its mission statement that it will deliver the expertise, innovation and insight to transform and re imagine how an organization will win the talent it needs to grow.
  • The company was founded in 1999, and serves in over 50 countries, has 8,000 global supplier relationships, and is 100% vendor neutral.
  • The Self-Sourcing, ENGAGE talent and IQ talent Network are combined to provide a management system for contingent workers.
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