When you’re looking to invest in technologies that save you money, you probably think of expen- sive equipment first, like material handling
equipment, conveyor systems, enterprise technologies, etc.
But since time is money in your operations, have you ever
thought of how much money you could save by investing
But how often are you or your employees too early or too
late because the clocks are off by a few minutes? Are there
disputes around break times and shift changes because of
differing clock times? Does your maintenance team receive
constant requests to adjust the clocks?
Imagine that all of the clocks in your facility or across
your campus — whether wired, wireless, digital or analog — are in sync because they are getting the same time
from the same source.
With a synchronized time system, differing clocks no
longer cause meetings or shift changes to start late, break
times aren’t extended, employee pay is accurate, regula-
tory reports are precise and clocks
adjust automatically for daylight
saving time changes, which saves
your maintenance team time and
money. In short, synchronized time
eliminates many inefficiencies
and extra costs that otherwise go
There are two main ways to
• A wired timekeeping system has
a master clock that is wired to each
clock in a building and controls the
displayed time to uphold synchronization.
• A wireless system controller
retrieves a time signal from GPS
satellites, cell phone towers or the
internet. A signal is sent to each
wireless clock using a radio frequency.
Both the wired and wireless
systems automatically update for
daylight saving time twice per year
and may come with a multi-year
battery life, saving your maintenance staff a huge amount of time
adjusting and repairing clocks. In
certain cases, vendors have options
Wrong, You’re Wasting
More Than Time