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Analytics Software Company Publishes Workplace Optimisation Guide

Analytics Software Company Publishes Workplace Optimisation Guide
14 March 2023

A guide to help companies improve their workforce planning and scheduling decisions has been released by DecisionBrain.

The guide focuses on planning and scheduling, which can have the biggest and most measurable impact on business key performance indicators in many industries. It is hoped that organisations that manage large field-based teams, such as maintenance and repair technicians, facilities management teams, security guards and construction workers, can learn from the guide.

Authored by DecisionBrain implementation consultants and academics with real-world experience implementing optimization-powered workforce planning and scheduling systems, the 6-part guide spans topics such as cataloguing employee skills and work activities, benchmarking performance metrics, handling uncertainty with forecasting and capacity planning, operational scheduling, tactical planning and strategic planning.

"We've completed a large number and variety of projects over the years and have learned some important lessons," said Filippo Focacci, CEO of DecisionBrain.

"This guide summarises those lessons and gives readers a glimpse into some critical but often overlooked aspects of workforce optimization. Regardless of whether you hire us to implement a system for you, build your own planning tool in Excel or buy a packaged application from another company, the insights in this guide should be quite valuable."

DecisionBrain, which has offices in France, Brazil, Hong Kong, and the United States, provides decision support software to brands such as Toyota, IBM, Carhartt, JLL and the Port of Hong Kong.

Picture: a photograph of three DecisionBrain guides in a pile. Image Credit: DecisionBrain

Article written by Ella Tansley | Published 14 March 2023


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