Having calculated the manpower requirement, the Scheduling module utilises state-of-the-art optimisation techniques to generate the most cost effective schedules that balance staff availability to workload requirement.
Tambla Scheduler takes into account employee contracts, availability and preferences, multi-skilling and staff competencies, working time regulations and union agreements when matching staff against the requirement for labour. For each member of staff, forward schedules detail breaks and start and finish times of shifts for the relevant number of weeks forward in time. In light of unforeseen events (delays etc.), alternative forward looking schedules can be created in addition to the ‘Live’ schedule, allowing the user to decide which schedule should be implemented ahead of the actual day of operations based on different factors (cost, level of coverage etc.).
Scheduler provides extensive “what-if” scenario capability enabling clients quickly and easily to determine the most cost effective contract mix of staff to meet customer requirements and to assess the impact on their rosters from operational, working time and staffing constraints.
Workload coverage is depicted via visual histogram displays or in report and tabular formats that are configurable. Covered work, uncovered work and total shift coverage are all visible – quickly and easily interpreted – providing planners with clear visibility on the utilisation and service levels within their staff teams, departments and operations.
Critical statistics along with the cost of the plan are displayed on screen in real-time.
The software will balance and match staff availability to current workload taking account of the original Master Roster and required changes to the roster that still satisfy the rules. Overtime slots will be communicated to staff via a Self-Service Kiosk facility.
The Scheduling module has a unique Working Time Engine that monitors rostered hours for staff on a definable and rolling reference period (4, 8, 13, 17, 26 weeks etc.) and ensures that changes to the base or Master Roster are in accordance with all agreed rules.
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