Staff planning software / program for logistics — automatic shift scheduling

More About Logistics Staff Planning

  • In transport and logistics, it’s all about being in the right place at the right time. Accurate organization is essential. In times of skilled worker shortages, it can be difficult for logistics companies to fill all open positions. Especially in this industry, there are strong seasonal fluctuations, such as increased order volumes at Christmas time or during special campaigns, such as Black Friday. During these times, flexible personnel scheduling is extremely important. It allows you to schedule additional employees in a timely manner and save on personnel costs during slower times.

    In addition, different working hour models are often used since the staff works in shifts. The legal and collective agreement requirements for shift work always need to be taken into account to ensure, for example, that sufficient rest periods between shifts are being maintained.

    The complexity of tasks is another challenge for logistics companies. From storage to distribution, each task requires specific skills, making personnel scheduling difficult. There are also several locations or depots that need to be served. A suitable staff planning software like plano WFM is geared towards the specific logistics challenges and ensures you can efficiently schedule the right staff for such cases.

  • When it comes to the logistics industry, keeping an eye on the economic requirements of the company is, of course, a primary concern for human resource managers. That includes staff planning. Staffing should be efficient and ensure a sufficient number of employees with the necessary qualifications are available at the right time. If schedules are solely created based on these criteria, however, problems can arise. On the one hand, manual shift scheduling is prone to errors and, on the other hand, legal and collective agreement regulations are often ignored. In addition, this approach does not take the needs and preferences of employees into account.

    Logistics operations depend on having the right personnel. That means it is important to see the staff as a team, one with which you work together towards company success. It’s about having competent employees who are committed and enjoy the work they do. With professional staff planning software like plano WFM, you can simplify and automate your staff planning process. Various shift models, legal frameworks, current collective agreements, and forecasted order situations are automatically incorporated into shift scheduling. This is what AI-supported technology can do. To a certain extent, it can think for itself and deal with special employee requirements without losing an overview of the process.

  • A staff planning solution for warehousing and logistics must meet the highest standards. That’s where our plano Workforce Management Software comes into play, combining the latest technology with the specific challenges of the industry. Our functional and flexible software helps you create shift schedules that are suitable for logistics companies and takes into account the needs of employees in the shift system.

    The functionality of plano Staff Planning Software for logistics can be summarized as follows:

    • Flexible handling of vacation, shift swaps, and absences
    • Automatic consideration of legal and collective agreement conditions
    • Consideration of fluctuations in staffing requirements
    • Comprehensive and individual user and access rights
    • Regular reporting
    • Employee self-service for employee involvement
    • Diverse interfaces to third-party systems
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Staff Planning for Warehousing & Logistics

Same-day delivery or seasonal fluctuations? Schedule your logistics employees in a flexible and efficient way.

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Schedule Employees Efficiently Across Locations

Use fair and flexible shift scheduling to ensure you have the right employees on duty at all times—whether in the warehouse, during delivery, on the road, on the tracks, or in the air.

With plano WFM, you can assign your staff efficiently across multiple locations or depots. The qualifications your employees need for various jobs (e.g., forklift license) are monitored automatically at all times and, with help from AI, are taken into account during shift planning. Employee requests and preferences, staffing requirements, and working hour laws are also considered. This means you always have the right employees for every shift and job, for example, for warehouse work or deliveries:

  • Packaging logistics
  • Warehouse logistics
  • Transportation logistics
  • Transshipment
  • Contract logistics
  • Pharmacy and hospital logistics
  • Logistics for replacement and maintenance products
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Stay Flexible During Fluctuations

Ordered today, delivered tomorrow: With plano WFM, you can be sure you have enough qualified employees to take care of every delivery. Remain flexible at all times and manage staff in real time, even in the event of last-minute changes, such as sudden production line failures or sickness. This way, despite short supply chains or faster delivery processes through same-day or express shipping options, you can avoid overstaffing and understaffing as well as save on personnel and storage costs.

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Legally-Compliant Shift Scheduling for Warehousing & Logistics

In logistics, 24/7 multi-shift systems are often used. Automatically comply with all regulations that a shift system entails. With plano WFM, working hour laws, such as minimum rest periods, as well as company agreements, legal regulations, time balances, and surcharges are also taken into account automatically during the shift scheduling process. With the help of AI mechanisms, specifications are reconciled with staffing level and employee preferences and skills to create the optimal shift schedule at the touch of a button. For efficient, employee-oriented, and rule-compliant staff scheduling.

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    “With plano WFM, our employees can now plan their schedules flexibly and according to their own personal circumstances. It’s great!”

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    “Before the plano modules were implemented, staffing was planned in one day for one day, but now, scheduling is done for the entire week in just one day.”

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