What type of shifts would be the best match for the workload within my organisation? Experience shows that many planners and planning managers have a difficult time making the right choice. You want to keep overcapacity to a minimum, but you also want to have enough workers on hand to handle any big orders that come in.
The Operating Hours Assistant© (OPA) is a software package that automatically generates a set of shifts that match the work that needs to be done. You can use this software package to quickly answer complex questions about the best operating hours for the expected workload and the available workforce capacity. The application is ideal for capacity planners, senior workforce planners, or planning managers.
XIMES has been successfully developing software for working time management for many years. XIMES has used its know-how and experience to create various specialised products. Déhora is the implementation partner of XIMES for this planning software.
The OPA enables you to analyse the current situation of your organisation, and then to calculate the optimal match between the required operating hours and the working hours of the workforce. It then automatically generates the optimal shift pattern for the required workforce capacity. In accordance with modern organisational requirements, the OPA not only takes into account quantitative factors (e.g., work times and holidays), but also qualitative factors (e.g., skills and training). The new model can be validated at regular intervals, and changes made if necessary.
A complementary product is the Shift Plan Assistant© (SPA), which can be used to design revolving shift rosters.
By using the OPA, you will be able to quickly answer complex questions in the field of workforce planning:
The practical advantages of the OPA are: