Workforce Scheduling

Automated Scheduling and Your Union

New approaches to managing the workforce can be unsettling to your line employees. Change is often a tough pill to swallow. Automating your scheduling process, by definition, can appear de-humanizing – ‘I’m scheduled by a black box!’ Actually, if handled correctly, union members come to embrace this technology. Why? Because it is consistent (fair) in… Read more »

Automating Workforce Scheduling – The Challenge!

Reduced hourly wages. Shrinking labor union membership. Plants moving offshore or outright closing. Today’s business news paints a grim picture of modern manufacturing’s sad decline, at least in north America. Has the well spring of invention that fueled the long history of improved productivity in US manufacturing finally run dry? Hopefully not. Maybe one of… Read more »