Case Study: O&K American Simplifies Labor Management with HULFT Integrate

O&K American Corp. is a leading Japanese-owned manufacturer of cold-heading quality steel wire products for both domestic and overseas automotive markets. It is based in Chicago, and its parent company O&K, Ltd., is located in Osaka. The HR team was spending 8-10 hours per week manually entering data and analyzing it to determine if shop floor employees were working the hours as scheduled and if they were logging unapproved overtime hours. Most of the effort was data reconciliation to ensure its accuracy.

O&K deployed the HULFT Integrate platform, which serves as an automated data integration platform that extracts active employee data from ADP Workforce Now, and populates it into a new SQL database where the record of employees is stored. Now, using HULFT Integrate, the employee shift schedule spreadsheet is automatically uploaded into ADP Workforce Now. Additionally, reports of actual time-clock punches and finalized work schedule data are extracted into spreadsheets for easy analysis.

“We were able to implement HULFT within 8 months, which is relatively fast given the custom ERP solution we had and other integration points that were required. HULFT’s professional services team was with us every step of the way and their expertise in the manufacturing sector made a big difference,” said Randy Welsh, O&K’s Computer Systems Manager and Environmental Health & Safety Manager.

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