Workforce Planning in W2MO - Operational Tactical Strategic

The key function, the main issue of each workforce planning tool, is the calculation of workforce demand.

Workforce planning is very powerful in W2MO and at the same time it doesn't require extensive trainings. The key function is the calculation of workforce demand. The better planning is made, the more accurately a human resources plan can be created and implemented. This definitely yields higher efficiency later on.

Feel the benefits of an innovative logistic methodology, which enables:

  • Demand-oriented workforce planning based on current/planned orders
  • Automatic determination of process times for all activities based on layouts and standard times (derived from MTMs or time studies) no inaccurate average times
  • Integrated function for process studies as part of the application
  • Strategic, tactical and operational planning Online control of efficiency
  • Interfaces to many systems, e.g. SAP

Scheduling, shifts and teams:

  • Online workload preview per area, team and shift on mobile devices display dynamic and time-specific bottlenecks, automatically adjust to the real time available capacity
  • Minimization of organizational cost of relocation
  • Optimization of load balance and order sequence for equally distributed workload
  • Simplification of employees' communication via Internet e.g. sending work schedules per email or integration of mobile devices via web browser
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Long-term staff capacity planning:

  • Optimization of working hour models, staff number and teams
  • Improvement of ergonomics in warehouse processes
  • Development of operational recommendations regarding sudden changes in demand
  • Optimization of buffer capacity for load peaks
  • Scenario calculations, e.g. changes in working schedules
  • Budget planning
process times

Mid-term staff capacity planning:

  • Extrapolation of past scenarios and order pools for future periods
  • Volume planning, applying alternative scenarios
  • Automatic identification of efficiency for estimating future staff needs
  • Holiday planning in cooperation with administrative systems
  • Shift scheduling
  • Classification of workforce planning groups
  • Searching for a week which is most 'similar' to the planned one based on number of orders, orderlines and items
  • Determination of planned demand due to automatic scaling of staff capacity according to the most 'similar' previous week

Intra-Day planning:

  • Constant up-to-date assessment of load balance for all areas and resources (incl. conveyors or automated small parts warehouses) considering e.g.:
  • Current staff availability and /or relocations
  • Changes in the assignment
  • Failure of system components
  • Current orders
  • Determination of expected end dates of orders. Change of priorities is possible
  • Searching for a week which is most 'similar' to the planned one based on number of orders, orderlines and items
  • Determination of planned demand due to automatic scaling of staff capacity according to the most 'similar' previous week

It is possible to visualize the load of different resources (paths, process points) in 3D and indicate the workload and the activities. By clicking on the bars you will be redirected to view a 2D graphic for visualizing the workload of pick points/paths

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Moreover, it is possible to make all manipulations in 3D mode.

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View Load Balance with interactive change of time bucket in 3D:

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