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Workforce Management Software for the
Food Processing Industry

We understand your unique complexities in the food and beverage production industry. Get a demonstration of our automated shift scheduling software and discover how we can transform your workforce optimization efforts.

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Labor Management Challenges in the Food and Beverage Industry

Human error is a public health issue. To avoid contamination, only qualified staff members can be assigned to each job. This can be difficult to adhere to, however, when there is a last-minute vacancy and demand dictates that you need to fill the spot with “just about anyone, and fast”, leaving you vulnerable to noncompliance. Many facilities also distribute unnecessary overtime because they cannot keep track of employee requests and hours worked.

Many still rely on manual processes to track labor data, meaning that employee straight time and OT hours, vulnerability assessments, mitigation strategy breakdowns, and subsequent training documentation can get lost (or be inaccurate). There is no audit trail of who was working on what machine during any given shift, making it harder to follow the FDA’s Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) mandates.

Get access to critical insights via our labor analytics tool within Indeavor Schedule to boost workforce optimization, save time, and eliminate food processing scheduling-related grievances.

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of manufacturing employees regularly work overtime hours

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of overtime in manufacturing is unbudgeted

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percentage of the scheduling process that can be automated, resulting in the elimination of data entry errors

Benefits of Automated Employee Scheduling in the Food Processing Industry

For an industry facing detrimental worker shortages, Indeavor helps to optimize labor and overtime management.

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Quickly generate schedules and fill vacancies to ensure lines consistently run on time.

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Drive overtime costs down by 15 - 25 percent.

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Ensure overtime shifts are staffed to match only what you need.

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Ensure only qualified, FDA-trained employees are assigned to each job to avoid potential recalls.

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Eliminate excess labor costs that arise from paper, violation fines and over or under staffing

Food Processing Pain Points

Building and managing schedules in Excel or with pen and paper is time-consuming and error-prone.

Communicating schedules and schedule changes is difficult when relying on multiple tools that aren’t originally designed for this purpose.

Automated Scheduling Solution

Leverage demand planning capabilities and automated straight time and overtime schedule generation.

Keep pertinent food processing scheduling info transparent and easy to find with our cloud-based software.

Make better in-the-moment decisions via a customizable interface that shows your organization’s most critical information.

Food Processing Pain Points

When there are last-minute or previously unknown gaps in the schedule, supervisors are stuck relying on manual processes, like calling and leaving voicemails, to find another employee.

In the rush to find a replacement, supervisors may forget to consider skills (resulting in an unqualified employee doing the job) or hours worked (resulting in OT). Both fail to optimize labor, as unqualified employees can create bottlenecks during production and unbudgeted overtime is costly.

Automated Scheduling Solution

Assign only qualified workers to each position and fill sudden scheduling gaps based on skills certification and availability.

Track qualifications automatically with renewal notifications based on variables like ‘expirations’ or ‘date last worked’.

Food Processing Pain Points

Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) rules require facilities to have employee hours, vulnerability assessments, mitigations strategy breakdowns, and subsequent training documentation all in one place in the event of an audit.

Meeting every employee’s overtime expectations (and union contract stipulations) is hard to keep track of.

Automated Scheduling Solution

Have centralized data and full transparency with an auto-logged account of who was working on what machine during any given shift.

Ensure fair and optimized overtime distribution in accordance with company-wide

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Optimize Your Workforce

Learn More About Our Scheduling Software for the Food Processing Industry

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