The appointment of the production staff
Benign pain or real opportunity ?
Efficiently manage large numbers of staff with many different skills
" From opening lines to assigning over 100 people, it was a constant headache !
Combining my staff members' skills and their availability with respect for legal requirements is an everyday challenge.
And that’s without taking into account rotation of complex schedules, medical restrictions, part-time work etc.
Without forgetting that we have to calculate recourse to temporary staff as accurately as possible and arrange training sessions. ”
PeopleForce answers a very simple question: who is doing what in the next few days ?
Once you pass 100 people, it becomes difficult to effectively manage assignment of personnel using lots of different Excel files.
For this reason, Synthetis has developed PeopleForce – software that is ready to assist you daily in creating and managing your staff schedule.
The tool includes the planner's know-how and leaves them in control in particular cases: common sense cannot be computerised !
PeopleForce formalises legal restrictions : maximum hours per week, stoppage times etc., as well as local organisation: night and Saturday work, demanding jobs etc.
PeopleForce brings together all the useful information into a single tool :
- Opening of lines and machines
- Team work timetables
- Staff skills
- Management control
- Staff timetable
By automating assignments, PeopleForce helps you to produce a timetable rapidly while guaranteeing respect for rules and favouring flexibility and fairness.
Ensuring fairness and managing arduous work in order
to keep peace in the company
Assignment is a sensitive subject that affects those working with you every day : overtime, rewarding positions, more demanding positions, night work premiums etc.
PeopleForce formalises the rules and makes them clear. Choices are more objective and transparent, and facilitate social dialogue.
The legal framework requires you to partition exposure to demanding work positions during each worker's career. Using PeopleForce to place personnel allows you to compile histories and trace exposure levels easily. By sharing demanding work positions out fairly, PeopleForce helps prevent musculoskeletal disorders (MSD).
To sum up, PeopleForce is a great asset in relations with staff representatives.
Doing away with time losses
On a daily basis, many different people participate and share information in the management of your production staff :
- Staff scheduling manager
- Production director and workshop manager
- Human resources
- Management control
- Training manager
PeopleForce helps structure exchanges and save time at all levels.
Adjust skill multiplicity levels
to guarantee flexibility
Regular management of your staff's skills is an asset in optimising flexibility.
PeopleForce's rules help adjust the balance between use of skills and maintenance of secondary skills.
Mastering use of times
PeopleForce's allocations help trace hours worked.
This associated function allows control of industrial management, with comparison of planned and realised.
It is also a source of information for validating respect of production standards.
Optimising use of resources
for better collaboration
PeopleForce helps create synergies between workshops through effective sharing of personnel, while leaving the daily management to the team managers.
Centralised scheduling encourages balancing of overtime counters and helps optimise the use of temporary staff.
Simulation on the basis of leave and future production volumes helps anticipate labour requirements.