Intelligent Enterprise Workforce Rostering & Scheduling Software
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Scheduler™ 

Having calculated the manpower requirement, the Scheduling module utilises state-of-the-art optimisation techniques to generate the most cost effective schedules that balance staff availability to workload requirement. Scheduler™ takes into account employee contracts, availability and preferences, multi-skilling and staff competencies, working time regulations and union agreements when matching staff against the requirement for labour. For each member of staff, forward schedules detail breaks and start and finish times of shifts for the relevant number of weeks forward in time. In light of unforeseen events (delays etc.), alternative forward looking schedules can be created in addition to the ‘Live’ schedule, allowing the user to decide which schedule should be implemented ahead of the actual day of operations based on different factors (cost, level of coverage etc.).
 
Scheduler™ provides extensive “what-if” scenario capability enabling clients quickly and easily to determine the most cost effective contract mix of staff to meet customer requirements and to assess the impact on their rosters from operational, working time and staffing constraints.
 
Workload coverage is depicted via visual histogram displays – see Fig.2 below, or in report and tabular formats that are configurable. Green depicts covered work and red uncovered work. The black boundary line shows the total shift coverage. If configured, the impact of breaks would be represented by white zones. Unutilised time (overstaffing) is indicated by the blue areas providing planners with clear visibility on the utilisation and service levels within their staff teams, departments and operations. Statistics are displayed on screen which are updated when the user amends the schedule/roster or view window. A detailed planned cost breakdown can also be displayed enabling managers to understand the cost of the plan.
 
 
Fig.2 – Histogram display for a Passenger Services operation
 
Rosters are visual and configurable to multiple formats with the impact of sickness, holidays and training displayed – see Fig.3. Example roster display, below.
 
 
Fig.3 – Example roster display
 
Staff availability on the roster can be influenced by a number of key factors:
·         Holiday bookings or requests
·         Shift swaps or requests
·         Staff preferences to work or not to work
·         Staff availability updates due to training
·         Starters and leavers
 
The software will balance and match staff availability to current workload taking account of the original Master Roster and required changes to the roster that still satisfy the rules. Overtime slots will be communicated to staff via a Self-Service Kiosk facility.
 
The Scheduling module has a unique Working Time Engine that monitors rostered hours for staff on a definable and rolling reference period (4, 8, 13, 17, 26 weeks etc.) and ensures that changes to the base or Master Roster are in accordance with all agreed rules.
 
 
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