Workforce Planning

Plan, forecast and organise on your workforce

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Efficient warehouse management requires continuous planning, follow-up and optimisation. To meet these requirements, we have developed the Workforce Planning module, which includes management, forecasting and the follow-up on workforce.

Our Workforce Planning software enables warehouse managers to forecast workload and the required workforce for upcoming periods. Furthermore, it enables evaluation of actual productivity and costs outcome for every task.

As a result, warehouses can now rely on a combination of functionalities that allows planning the entire workforce cycle.

Key features & benefits:

Advanced workforce planning functionality enabling you to always be one step ahead of the game. 

 

  • Full control of your warehouse planning
  • Fast rollout with easy setup and implementation
  • Real-time, continuous tracking and of all ongoing activities
  • Efficient management of your staff throughout the entire working cycle
  • Operational follow-up of tasks and related costs
  • Functionality to review productivity per hour, volume and related costs over specific periods of time
  • Historical reviews of outcome, at any time

Operation areas and time tracking

First things first. We know how challenging it can be to coordinate staff and optimise their workload. With Workforce Planning, users can choose or be assigned to specific tasks automatically when logging in to the system, such as unpacking, picking, packing, etc.

By doing this, each operational area registers the  active time and work hours. Depending on the user’s type of process, the system automatically detects and switches the operating area, keeping track of all the activities carried out.

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Workforce Planning Form

The Planning Form is a functionality focused on planning the resources needed for each operating area.

The Planning Form includes features such as:

  • When logging in, users can choose calculation methods that allow the system to forecast the workload for upcoming periods of time
  • Together with the calculated productivity, the Planning Form can show important insights about the needed resources for each operating area
  • The possibility of setting values manually and simulating situations virtually

This feature is key to success, as it enables you to always be one step ahead in the planning process. The planning can be previewed in the system, exported to different formats or viewed as a report.

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Workforce follow-up

In addition to planning upcoming periods, the Workforce Planning module also allows you to review the outcome of historical periods. 

It gathers different operation areas and is the perfect way to keep different operation areas on track:

  • The actual workload, calculating also the work hours needed to complete determined tasks
  • Productivity – can handle different tasks per working hours, calculating the average time that processes need to be completed
  • Resource usage and costs
  • Set specific productivity targets to compare actual and expected result

The result can either be viewed directly in the system or exported to different formats (e.g excel) or as a report.

Want to know more about Worforce Planning? 

Let us show you what we can do – book a free demo with Tim Edgren (Pre-sales) or Johannes Puonti (Key Account Manager). Among others we will take you through how you can:

  • Remove IT as a barrier to your logistics development.
  • Work with a specialized partner who knows logistics.
  • Take part in the development of a rapidly growing user base, with the same challenges as you.

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