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Overcoming common shift work planning and management challenges in manufacturing

Exploring shared sector pain points and how to address them

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Seasonal shift patterns in manufacturing: Don’t let peak production periods harm your business

Responsive resourcing systems are key to managing cyclical demand efficiently and effectively.

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Increasing predictability with demand-led rostering and annualised hours

Organisations which depend on zero hour contracts to meet fluctuating demand need to look at alternative resourcing models

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WTS features in Manufacturing Management asking: Is it time to look again at Annualised Hours?

How Annualised Hours can support manufacturers’ responsiveness, productivity and resilience during a time of strategic workforce challenges

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Could Annualised Hours solve the precarious scheduling issue?

“The past decade has seen a fragmenting of working time, as firms have saved costs by increasing shift flexibility through a variety of mechanisms”

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Annualised Hours - helping the Coastguard save money and protect the service

Designing new shift patterns to help this emergency service align labour provision with demand

Case Studies

Maritime & Coastguard Agency

By designing optimised shift patterns, the Maritime & Coastguard Agency could meet variations in demand while reducing labour costs and protecting vital skills

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10 signs you should consider Annualised Hours

Adopting Annualised Hours enables truly responsive Demand-Led Rostering systems to be created

Case Studies

Premier Foods

One of the UK's largest food manufacturers saved £1m by designing seasonal shift patterns that better met demand...reducing use of overtime and temporary labour

White Papers

Annualised hours...a brief introduction to this efficient approach to resourcing

This paper looks at Annualised Hours and covers strategies to implement and manage this resourcing system

Case Studies

PPG

Introducing Demand-Led Rostering and Annualised Hours delivered a wide range of benefits for this manufacturer

Case Studies

Unilever

This food manufacturer's new shift patterns increased efficiency from 55% to 85%, while reducing administration time and boosting staff morale

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Top tips for managing your workforce during seasonal peaks

"Seasonal peaks are often met through an annual influx of agency staff and temporary workers or overtime"

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