Effective 24 / 7 Utilisation
The competitive advantages of 168 hour-a-week utilisation of facilities and equipment, or providing seamless 24/7 customer service may seem obvious. But workload often fluctuates, creating pockets of inefficiency and overload, so that proportional staffing of 24/7 operations may be needed to maximise efficiency. In this world, predictive models, creative staffing strategies and optimised scheduling become the key to continuous optimisation.
Corporate Shift Work Strategy
It is vital to develop policies and systems to manage the special challenges of employing a 24/7 workforce. This is a very different world from 9-5 daytime work.
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Effectively managing the excess costs of a shift work operation requires a comprehensive approach. This approach often requires direction at a corporate level to develop a plan of action for properly managing the costs, risks and liabilities of shift work. Developing the proper road map reduces the inefficiencies of multiple sites and locations working on their own individual challenges without proper support, guidelines and tools.
Expanding to 7 Days
To get the benefits without aggrieved employees it is critical to bring them into the process of designing work schedules to achieve fuller capacity utilisations.
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In today’s global economy, many plants operating on traditional 5-day production schedules are finding it difficult to compete. Sooner or later comes the realisation that something must be done and that more efficient utilisation of equipment and human assets must be obtained. This can best be accomplished by expanding the plant to a 7-day continuous operation.