Manufacturing Employee Scheduling Software

Adaptive Operations for Maximum Shift Coverage

Food and Beverage

Food and Beverage

Medical and Pharmaceutical

Consumer Products

Consumer Packaged Goods

Chemical

Chemical

Heavy Industrial

Automobile and Industrial

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Align Staffing to Production Plans

Create accurate staffing plans to meet product targets.

  • Align staffing demand and skill-mix requirements to production plans.
  • Create worker schedules to match your production line schedules.
  • Identify staffing gaps in advance and mitigate understaffing issues early.
  • Build an adequate pool of workers for backup contingency.
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Ensure Smooth Operations

Respond swiftly to call-offs, supply chain disruptions, and other unexpected changes.

  • Find coverage quickly with an automatic list of available and qualified workers.
  • Assign workers in the order required by plant-specific scheduling procedures.
  • Block violations against employment laws, union contracts, and internal policies.
  • Notify workers of schedule changes and promote shift openings automatically.
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Attract and Retain Workers

Keep workers satisfied and reduce turnover with flexible, transparent, and fair schedules.

  • Collect and accommodate worker availability and schedule preferences.
  • Allow workers to check schedules, pickup, and trade shifts with online self-service.
  • Inform workers about schedule changes in real-time with automatic notifications.
  • Build fairness and trust by balancing overtime distribution among employees.
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Lower Overtime and Labor Costs

Reduce overtime and overstaffing to drive higher cost-efficiency.

  • Prioritize workers based on the least overtime cost implications.
  • Uncover schedule moves to fill gaps before resorting to extra overtime and labor.
  • Reassign underutilized workers and shuffle them to areas that need them the most.
  • Gain clear visibility into current and forecast overtime stats to stay on budget.
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5 Reasons Manufacturers Choose Shiftboard

1.

Tailor-Fit Scheduling Automation

Match staffing to production schedules with automated scheduling processes configured to the way each plant and unit operates. Support manufacturing-specific scenarios such as production line changes, worker shuffles, and more.

2.

Worker-Friendly Schedules

Versatile toolsets to track and accommodate workers’ availability and shift preferences. Create schedules that different worker types embrace.

3.

Coverage Optimization and Agility

Unlock new coverage possibilities with intelligent scheduling suggestions powered by a robust, always-on optimization engine—purpose-built for operations with dynamic staffing demands and labor pool flexing needs.

4.

Overtime Equalization

Ensure fair hour assignments among employees with exclusive OT detection and equalization mechanisms.

5.

Full-Cycle Compliance

Go beyond rules enforcement and support exceptions management and audit logging. The only compliance guarantee available in the marketplace


Employee Scheduling for Manufacturing: A Best Practices Guide

Learn six best practices to develop an employee scheduling strategy to improve productivity and reduce costs.

Shiftboard for Manufacturing Solution Sheet 

Learn more about how Shiftboard’s solutions can help you lower costs, increase efficiency, and improve safety.


At LUSH, we utilize technology to specifically assist in scheduling our staff in a manner that accommodates their needs, while also ensuring that our staffing strategy meets the needs of the business. We will further refine the ways in which we schedule our staff to better serve them, and also help us achieve operational excellence.

Lush

Alan Nair, Labor Scheduling Project Lead, LUSH Fresh Handmade Cosmetics
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