Streamline Manufacturing Employee Scheduling with Snap Schedule

Difficulties of Manufacturing, Factory, and Production Employee Scheduling

Managing employee scheduling in manufacturing facilities encompasses many aspects and obstacles. Perhaps you have employees working in raw materials, inventory management, production, shipping, and more. Each of these areas requires their own unique schedules including different shifts, number of employees needed to perform tasks, and task assignment. Possibly you even have multiple locations in which to manage these different employee segments and divisions. In addition to these hurdles is cost control. Cost control has always been a top priority in the manufacturing industry, but it especially plays a critical role in today’s economy.  Without the proper scheduling on the production floor your business can experience:

  • Increased operating costs
  • Decreased sales
  • Inability to fulfill orders on time
  • High worker turnover
  • And other soaring grievances

Managers often spend countless hours working to create the most optimized schedules. This is time managers could be spending on revenue generating activities instead of on employee scheduling. If managers accidentally overstaff, the result is wasted payroll dollars. If they accidentally under-staff, the results are late deliveries and lost sales. To add to the complexity of manufacturing employee scheduling and the affects it has on the business’ bottom line there are also laws like FLSA or union regulations that dictate limitations on work hours, types of shifts, and compensation. The best way to optimize your budget, keep track of regulations, and ensure you have the right employees scheduled is to use Snap Schedule employee scheduling software.

Areas Snap Schedule Can Positively Impact Your Manufacturing Employee Scheduling

  • All Information Centrally Located
  • Role-based Access for Schedulers
  • Multi-skill Shift Scheduling
  • Comprehensive Employee Profiles
  • Schedule Breaks and Tasks Within Shifts
  • Comply With Labor Rules and Collective Agreements
  • Remotely Access Employee Scheduling Data
  • Track Overtime, On-Call, and Vacation Costs
  • Extensive Reporting and Analysis Features