Production Shift Scheduling Software
Production shift scheduling software helps you eliminate shift scheduling issues in manufacturing operations and production sites. Schedule overtime based on seniority, overtime hours worked or declined, call in/out, and collective agreements. Snap Schedule is the easiest way for companies to transform time-consuming, manual ways of shift scheduling into effortless workforce management.
Inefficient shift scheduling on the production shop floor can lead to increased operating costs, decreased sales, high worker turnover, and soaring grievances. Production managers often spend countless hours on shift scheduling, trying to get their shifts and work schedules just right. Over-staffing wastes payroll dollars while under-staffing results in late production deliveries and lost sales. Shift scheduling presents many challenges. Most manufacturing factories operate around the clock (24/7), having many job positions to schedule and multiple sites and shifts to cover. Within each shift, factory workers must also be assigned to various tasks or work orders.
Union and FLSA rules may restrict work hours, overtime compensation, and the types of shift rotation that can be implemented. Production schedulers must also consider time-off requests, labor rules, and worker availability when developing schedules for production facilities. Snap Schedule has robust features to help manufacturing production companies manage all facets of their employee scheduling. Using spreadsheets, documents, online calendars, or paper to schedule employees may be familiar. Perhaps it’s the way your company has always done employee shift scheduling. While these methods may be sliding by, they lack the capabilities and features needed to increase efficiency, reduce labor costs, and promote employee work-life balance.
Snap Schedule cloud-based scheduling software is designed to help manufacturing and assembly companies overcome complex scheduling challenges. Its automated shift call-out and notification features let you accurately and quickly find and contact the right employees to fill open shifts, to meet emergent work demands, or to restore services. Snap Schedule is packed with powerful shift scheduling features and gives you instant access to key decision-making criteria, including staffing requirements, regular, overtime and on-call hours, labor costs, employee skills and certifications, employee availability and preferences, and much more.
Manage production shift scheduling with one tool
Drag-and-drop or auto-generate shift schedules for an unlimited number of workers and shifts. Support fixed, rotating, split, multiple shifts, time off, and on calls.
Tasks & breaks scheduling
Effortlessly schedule multiple tasks, duties, and breaks of any length in a single shift. Ensure adequate coverage by skills, positions and proactively manage break and rest compliance.
Time clock & attendance
Clock in/out of work on a mobile device or via an on-site iPad. Record work hours, on-call, and attendance for accurate payroll.
Leave & time off accruals
Set up different leave types, reasons, and accrual rates. Avoid accidentally scheduling on-leave employees. Employees can see their leave balance and request time off on the go.
Automated shift callouts
Promote fairness, reduce grievances, and stay in compliance by enforcing callout rules. Receive and respond to callout and scheduling notifications via automated phone calls or SMS texting.
Labor cost control
Sum up in real time employees’ planned and actual work hours. Handle all types of regular, on-call, overtime, shift premium, and incentive pays. Generate time cards for payroll based on either planned or recorded work hours.
Unlock the hidden value of workforce data with 59 built-in reports. Uncover insightful labor patterns, trends, and outliers. Export data to various file formats such as PDF, Word, Excel, HTML.
Anywhere, anytime access
Employees can access their schedules online, view leave balance, request time off, bid on, trade, pick up shifts, punch in/out, and update availability. Android and iOS employee scheduling apps are available.
Ensure shift coverage
Show the number of workers scheduled in each shift by positions, skills, or reasons. Flag over or under staffed positions or skills while making shift assignments.
Schedule by skills / positions
Define skills/certifications and associate them with employees. Fill a shift based on the required skills and positions. Provide multiple options for identifying who are qualified to bid on open shifts.
Unavailability & preferences
Avoid scheduling conflicts with up-to-date employee availability and leave balance. Employees can enter their availability and desired work hours.
Keep teams in sync and notify crews when work schedules have changed. Notify employees when open shifts are created and available. Alert schedulers when employees request time off, bid on an open shift, or accept a shift trade.