Absentee Reporting

A case study on a significant issue in the Meat Processing industry


Meat processing is a $21 billion industry in Australia, employing over 32,000 people. It is a labour intensive industry relying on consistent staffing to maintain production levels. Losing a staff member for even one day directly affects output, leading to challenges in keeping up with demand. Paying the absent staff member while also paying replacement staff (or overtime for other staff) incur additional costs. Labour costs make up a significant portion of the cost of meat and consumers will not tolerate price increases, so it is crucial to manage absenteeism.

Whats the biggest challenge in the meat processing industry?

“The biggest challenge the industry is facing right now is how to make sure we are as efficient as we can be, for us, the big ethos is you can’t manage what you can’t measure.”

Will BartonCEO at GMP

The Challenge

The Solution

“We are a ‘data rich’ plant. We have many systems capturing data which can be overwhelming and hard to manage but since working with Toustone they have positively influenced our labour costs and productivity. During this process, Toustone has been great to work with and is always readily available. We look forward to working more with them to bring even more value to the business”

Will BartonCEO at GMP
  • Understand the true costs of absenteeism
  • Identify conditions that lead to absenteeism
  • Predict and prevent future absenteeism
  • Save labour costs and maximize production