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Planning Horizon of a Technical Personnel Management System
Airlines struggle every day to reduce costs, maintain the level of customer service, and have more efficient processes, and this puts more pressure on line

a i personnel resources  managers may think. Benefits A system such as the one I described has several operational and process benefits, and the most important are Automatic allocation . Once all the parameters are fed into the system, the supervisor can validate or correct allocations in a few minutes; he or she does not have to worry about creating work teams or knowing the technicians' availability, because allocations will only contain those technicians that are available at that moment. Agility in providing solutions . The s

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Human Resources (HR)

Human Resources encompasses all the applications necessary for handling personnel-related tasks for corporate managers and individual employees.  Modules will include Personnel Management, Benefit Management, Payroll Management, Employee Self Service, Data Warehousing and Health & Safety.  

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