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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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