Our web-based software for automated rostering provides a great advantage to companies in many industries. If employees must be optimally plannedin an efficient way, SheepBlue is the simple and fair solution.
Manufacturing & Production
Industry 4.0 and intelligent production are not just buzzwords, but developments that no production company can hide anymore. Digitization, automation, the Internet of Things and the colloboration of humans and machines can bring many benefits.
The market-side challenges are not to be underestimated and the competition does not sleep. Individual production cycles must be considered as well as the increasing desires of employees for more flexibility.
Sheepblue brings significant benefits not only to service providers but also to manufacturing companies. The allocation of employees to the corresponding machines/workstations is fully automated based on the stored qualifications and working time models.
The rapid change of e.g. a 2-shift model to a 3-shift model can be performed at the touch of a button. Sheepblue allows long-term simulations of personnel requirements and thus helps machines and people to optimize perfectly to the conditions.
The workforce planning of outsourced employees and salaried employees is often a big challenge in the warehouse logistics industry. But also overloading and systemic mismatching of qualification profiles makes shift planning and employee management a massive challenge.
Sheepblue creates rosters fully automated, taking into account the specific optimization needs of the company. Even industry-specific regulations are observed. The optimization of the rosters is done according to the priorities of the company, e.g. the lifting of specially qualified workers or the forward rolling in multi-layer models.
Service companies and leisure businesses often have multiple locations and special opening hours. High employee turnover, large differences in collective agreements and many part-time employees characterize these areas. Qualification is also an important topic.
Not every employee is suitable for every job and in practice it is very important to have the right employee in the right place.
Sheepblue allows employee scheduling across multiple locations. Simple and fast the manager can gain overview of all his business locations. The assignment of employees to the locations and their areas of application is carried out according to the company’s requirements and the qualifications of the employees.
The invidual rosters are transferred directly to the employee via a modern chatbot interface. Similarly, employees can apply for swapping a shift through the Sheepblue Chatbot – in their natural language. Sheepblue understands the request and finds the best exchange partners fully automatically.
Employee Scheduling in stores is a major challenge.
Complex collective agreements, long opening hours, a high number of part-time employees and strong fluctuations in personnel requirements are only a small selection.
Sheepblue creates rosters fully automated, addressing the specific issues of the company. Even special regulations of commerce, such as the settlement of differently valued hours depending on the time situation, or the regulation of super weekends, are included in the calculation. The optimization of the rosters is done according to the priorities of the company, e.g. the minimization of overtime, the introduction of a 4-day week to the maximum consideration of the preferences of the employees.
The gastronomy and hotel industry has to contend with many current challenges, especially in recent years. Seasonal fluctuations , shortage of skilled professionals and high turnover rates are examples of this.
Many employees do not want to work at the weekend, which quickly leads to serious staff shortages in many regions.
Sheepblue enables a fair way of workforce planning and ensures that no employee is disadvantaged. Unpopular shifts are demonstrably distributed fairly across all employees. So social tensions can be avoided. In addition, the wishes of the employees are included in the calculation of the roster.
Short-term failures can be intercepted as best as possible. The simulation of different workforces over one season makes it possible to better coordinate long-term personnel planning.
Personnel deployment planning in the healthcare sector is a major challenge. Complex shift models, weekend services, a high number of different qualifications and strong fluctuations in staffing requirements often occur.
Sheepblue restores the balance with the help of intelligent algorithms and ensures that the best possible match is done with the available staff. The placement of qualifications and periods of service frame is possible as well as the optimization of the rest/pause times. An efficient and fair roster design is done with the push of a button – with minimal manual effort.