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Workforce Scheduling and Optimization: The Missing Link on the Shop Floor?
Today’s manufacturers must be able to promptly cater to customer fluctuations in demand and maintain profitability. With agile workforces, companies have a real

workforce scheduling optimization  enough” or that their workforce scheduling is so unique and complex that it cannot be properly captured and automated. The incremental improvement in labor utilization or productivity with WFM has only recently motivated manufacturing executives to invest in the use of sophisticated WFM systems. Labor has been customarily viewed as a constraint (not to say a necessary evil) to the successful movement of goods through the supply chain.   Changing Manufacturing Mindsets What a difference in attitude a

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How Much Supply Chain Optimization Do We Really Need? - Part 1


My recent series on how to plan and manage in uncertainty and volatility (which conditions have become the “new normal” in many sectors and industries) has generated much interest and many comments. As mentioned in the series, the inspiration came from Kinaxis customers’ case studies presented during the Kinexions 2011 user conference. Ottawa (Canada)-based Kinaxis has been experiencing a

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The Balancing Act of Mobile Workforce Management


When dealing with complex and dynamic scheduling decisions, knowing which plan best reflects a service organization’s business needs is difficult. So how can you get right person to the right place, at the right time, with the right resources—and minimize your overall operating costs? This paper discusses the challenges of mobile workforce management and provides solutions for continuous optimization of scheduling resources.

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How Much Supply Chain Optimization Do We Really Need? - Part 2


Part 1 of this blog series introduced the concept of (Rapid) Response Management in the realm of supply chain management (SCM) via a software category pioneer, Kinaxis. The currently bullish Kinaxis has a number of customers that are SAP ERP customers too, and for a long time SAP was at first dismissive (or at least ambivalent) regarding the need for Response Management, as the company had its own

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ScheduleSoft: What about Workforce Management on the Shop Floor?


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Vana Workforce Launches Vana HCM Release Update 9


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To be certain its materials management functions were up to par with industry best practices, a South African fertilizer plant obtained the services of an inventory optimization firm. In doing so, it was able to identify weak links in its inventory control processes, and achieved a savings of over $2 million (USD)—an impressive return on investment (ROI) considering it had invested less than 4 percent of that amount.

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There are a lot of things to think about when evaluating your mobile workforce management strategy. And because your strategy impacts so many areas, it can be hard to know where to begin. To get you started, here are 10 things to consider when evaluating your mobile workforce management strategy.

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Global High-tech Manufacturer Aligns Workforce Processes Using SumTotal


As a global company, GKN faced a spread-out workforce and disconnected processes, with separate and inefficient workforce performance, goals management, and learning and development processes. GKN needed to streamline and connect all of its strategic HR processes by deploying an integrated people management solution. Read the case study and see the results GKN achieved with SumTotal’s integrated talent management platform.

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Located in Livonia, Michigan (US), WorkForce provides enterprise class, web-based time and attendance, and labor management software for large employers. It is a privately-held company.

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