Kronos Inc. has further extended its reach in the Indian market through a strategic alliance with Qimpro Consultants Pvt. Ltd., a leader in quality consulting in India. The alliance will leverage the synergies of Qimpro’s leadership in quality consulting and Kronos workforce management services to drive workforce transformation for Indian businesses through workforce cost optimization, process effectiveness and performance excellence, the Chelmsford, Mass.-based Kronos said.
The alliance will focus on key industries such as manufacturing, retail and health care.
A Center of Excellence will be jointly established by Kronos and Qimpro to showcase the solutions and establish innovative ways to address the challenges of controlling labor costs, minimizing compliance risk, and improving workforce productivity in India.
While the center will provide the joint go-to-market strategies for the relationship, it will also focus on leveraging best practices, benchmarks, and standards that the alliance brings to joint Kronos/Qimpro customers, according to Kronos.
“It’s a privilege to team up with Qimpro and Suresh’s team, who have been the pioneers of the Quality movement in India and have created stellar success for companies in India to adopt Innovative Quality Practices,” said James Thomas, country manager for Kronos India. “It’s an opportune time to storm the Indian business community with a quality revolution in workforce performance excellence hinging on cost optimization and process effectiveness, and through this strategic relationship, we look forward to accomplishing just that.”
“Kronos workforce management solutions will significantly strengthen Qimpro’s Process Management services. This relationship will enable us to confidently explore hidden opportunities for cost of poor quality within the third dimension of variability – the workforce,” said Suresh Lulla, founder and managing director of Qimpro. “We look forward to an enduring relationship with Kronos in the manufacturing, retail, and healthcare sectors.”