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01/12/2022

Vallarta Adopts New Scheduling and Time/Attendance Software

Move completes implementation of Logile’s entire WFM solution portfolio
Bridget Goldschmidt
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Along with time and attendance and benefit accruals, Vallarta will leverage Logile's solution to schedule associates to forecasted demand while taking into account employees’ availability.

Latino-owned supermarket chain Vallarta Supermarkets has completed implementation of Logile Employee Scheduling, Time & Attendance and Benefit Accrual, replacing its legacy solutions across its 34 stores, two distribution centers and two corporate offices. Employee Self-Service will deploy over the next couple of months at all locations. With this implementation, Vallarta now employs Logile solutions for all of its workforce management functions.

Vallarta previously tapped Logile for 5S and labor standard development consulting, and implemented the company’s Forecasting, Enterprise Labor Standards, Enterprise Labor Model, Staffing and Task Management software in 2018.

“We wanted to consolidate all workforce management to a single vendor, and Logile was our definitive choice,” said Steve Netherton, Vallarta’s CIO and VP of continuous improvement. “Our outstanding results with Logile’s forecasting and labor management solutions and positive experience of Logile as a partner have been extremely valuable in helping us realize our optimization and growth goals.”

Added Netherton: “Additionally, Logile’s long-standing commitment to innovation and unique business requirements reinforced our selection decision. Logile developed the Benefit Accrual engine we needed to generate the accrued benefit hours per Vallarta’s rules and the actual hours worked as defined by Logile’s Time & Attendance. The Logile solution also identifies and automatically applies the California Meal Break conditions based on defined rules, which we previously had to manually manage. We now benefit from a seamless, integrated experience where accurate forecasting, labor planning, scheduling, benefit requests, and time and attendance interact within a single system. These synergies will strengthen our ability to control and understand labor costs, improve productivity and customer service, increase associate engagement, reduce turnover, and maintain compliance with regulatory and corporate mandates.”

“Vallarta is an operational powerhouse, and we could not be more honored to extend our relationship,” said Purna Mishra, founder and CEO of Dallas-based Logile. “We welcome the opportunity to deliver even more value to this retail leader with our industry-best employee scheduling solution, employee self-service and time and attendance — especially in today’s environment where improving and preserving the associate experience rivals profitability as more important than ever. We are eager for Vallarta to realize the incremental benefits of using our comprehensive WFM system; the whole truly is greater than the sum of its parts.”

Along with time and attendance and benefit accruals, Vallarta will leverage the solution to schedule associates to forecasted demand while taking into account employees’ availability. The grocer can auto-schedule all departments and incorporate its scheduling policies into scheduling rules to achieve accurate schedule quality, without over- or under-scheduling. Employee Self-Service will allow associates to exchange shifts, view schedules, change availability and receive important company communications from any mobile device.

Founded in 1985, Sylmar, Calif.-based Vallarta Supermarkets is an independent grocery chain with 53 locations throughout California. 

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