Working Time Solutions specialises in workforce management and planning for manufacturingWorking Time Solutions’ approach to workforce planning and management helps manufacturers boost productivity by designing shift patterns and rosters that are completely aligned to demand.

Technology, workforce empowerment and globalised competition are creating significant challenges for manufacturers that operate legacy working patterns.

Any gap between labour supply and demand in manufacturing typically generates:

  • High reliance on overtime and agency staff 
  • Poorer quality of output
  • Employee stress or sickness
  • Breaches of working time or health and safety legislation

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By implementing Demand-Led Rostering and Annualised Hours we've helped clients develop truly responsive resourcing that maximises hour-to-hour performance and efficiency levels...providing the mechanism to effectively manage demand variability, such as seasonality or supply exceptions such as holiday, absence or shut-downs. 

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We've worked with a wide range of customers from food and beverage producers, chemicals and pharma specialists, advanced engineering firms and automotive and aviation manufacturers:

Our manufacturing customers

Flexibility and being an ‘employer of choice’ are essential if manufacturers are to remain competitive in volatile conditions.

Demand-Led Rostering can help you effectively respond to change whilst supporting recruitment and retention efforts. The right patterns enhance work-life balance, broaden the demographics of your labour pool and provide the certainty, fairness and flexibility many people find attractive and a key differentiator.

We also regularly see complex resourcing frameworks and disparate management systems in manufacturing that have developed over the years in response to changing demand and working practices.

Our approach ensures shift patterns and roster management systems are simple, flexible and remain fit for purpose.

This helps lower administrative overhead, reduces the risk of errors or compliance breaches and creates a single, secure, precise record of working time that integrates with other HR systems and supports decision making.


Our shift planning, scheduling and roster management tools will help you:

  • Increase productivity & efficiency: Reduce overtime and agency labour costs by making more effective use of your employees’ contracted hours
  • Strengthen recruitment & retention: Create attractive and flexible working patterns which support diverse work-life balance demands
  • Support growth & change: Increase the flexibility and responsiveness needed to quickly respond to threats and opportunities
  • Reduce health & safety risks: Reduce long-hours working and associated fatigue-related issues
  • Secure compliance & governance: Gain instant visibility over Working Time data across the workforce and effectively manage regulatory and customer demands
  • Enhance flexibility & responsiveness: Use systems such as annualised hours and banked hours that are responsive to demand volatility, minimise underutilisation and reduce the need

We’ve also helped customers across a range of sectors including:

We help customers across a range of sectors


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