We’re living in an economic environment plagued by issues of a supply chain shortage in rapid flux, continual labor shortages and skills gaps, and decreased employee morale. It’s now more important than ever to have the right number of employees with the right skills at the right time. Yet, for many organizations, workforce planning remains a challenge.
That’s why we built and are excited to announce the release of our labor demand planning module that connects supply and production planning systems to people operations, delivering tremendous efficiencies and ushering in a new era of modernization with workforce management.
Innovative manufacturing leaders are continually improving upon their supply-chain woes by putting technology to work in new and exciting ways. By investing in labor demand planning tools, businesses can gain greater visibility into their workforce needs, and make more informed decisions about staffing. We know this results in significant cost savings, increased productivity, and improved employee satisfaction.
Benefits of Labor Demand Planning Tools
One of the key benefits of labor demand planning tools is the ability to match production needs to labor needs. When production demands increase or decrease, it can be difficult for businesses to adjust their workforce to meet these changing demands quickly. This can lead to overstaffing, which can be costly, or understaffing, which can negatively impact productivity and customer satisfaction.
Additionally, the ability for ERP systems to send raw data directly to Indeavor, and for Indeavor’s functionality to translate that information into the correct labor requirements significantly improves the end-to-end operational experience.
Another key benefit of our labor demand planning is our ability to integrate with ERPs. The ability for ERP systems to send raw data directly to Indeavor, and for Indeavor’s functionality to translate that information into the correct labor requirements significantly improves the end-to-end operational experience.
With labor demand planning tools, however, businesses can forecast labor demand and adjust their workforce accordingly. This can help businesses avoid the costs of overstaffing, such as reducing idle labor, while also ensuring that they have enough employees to meet production needs.
This also helps with other major issues facing organizations including providing flexibility to employees, all while increasing engagement and retention. Labor demand planning tools can also help businesses optimize scheduling to ensure that they have the right people in the right place at the right time — improving employee satisfaction by reducing the likelihood of last-minute schedule changes or unexpected overtime.
Additionally, labor demand planning tools help businesses identify skills gaps and plan for future hiring needs. By analyzing historical data and forecasting future needs, businesses can proactively recruit and train employees with the skills they need to reduce idle labor and meet their future production demands. This can help reduce the costs of recruiting and training new employees while ensuring that businesses have the talent they need to succeed in the long run. Or, this can help supplement any gaps with temporary/agency labor or plan to cover with overtime if applicable.
Finally, labor demand planning tools can provide businesses with greater transparency into their workforce data, enabling them to make more informed decisions about staffing, scheduling, and other labor-related issues.
Labor Demand Planning Software with Indeavor
We feel this is going to be a game-changer for businesses struggling with labor demand planning issues. This tool automatically matches labor demands to production demands, ensuring that businesses are never overstaffed or understaffed. And, does so at scale, from integrations with your planning tools down to site-specific scheduling rules across your network. Something we know no one else has been able to accomplish. With the ability to manage production volatility or changes in real-time, businesses can quickly adjust their labor needs to match demand, without any delays or disruptions.
Indeavor Operate’s scheduling automation is designed to account for changes in real-time. This level of visibility ensures that businesses can forecast labor scheduling as far out as the production schedule is set and match labor schedules based on peak or quiet seasons. The end result is a more efficient and effective workforce with the right person, in the right place, at the right time.