ScheduleSoft Adds Finite Scheduling to its Workforce Scheduling Solution

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Organizations like food and CPG manufacturers, who produce a large number of products, can now quickly and accurately prepare employee schedules based on labor standards while actively managing dynamic production demands

ScheduleSoft today announced the addition of Finite Scheduling to their workforce scheduling software. Along with this year’s earlier release of Fractional Demands and Advanced Volunteering the new feature strengthens ScheduleSoft’s unique off-the-shelf capabilities for complex and continuous Food and CPG manufacturing environments.

The Finite Scheduling feature directly leverages production planning data and labor standards to generate an optimized workforce schedule. Organizations like manufacturers, who produce a large number of products, can now quickly and accurately prepare employee schedules based on labor standards while actively managing dynamic production demands. Using the new feature, schedule changes caused by events like seasonal fluctuations or even an occurrence as common as product changeovers, can be easily managed.

“ScheduleSoft continues to differentiate itself as a leader in workforce scheduling for manufacturing,” said Brian Koniuk, Principal at The Hackett Group, Inc., a leading global strategic business advisory consulting firm. “Their workforce scheduling solution is unique in the way it allows organizations to directly apply their core business strategy and practices to their labor deployment.” Koniuk continued, “The ScheduleSoft solution goes beyond roster management and supports key business metrics like improved asset utilization, inventory reduction and improved product costing.”

“In the past 12 months, we have met with almost every one of the top 50 food manufacturers. We understand their business drivers and our product differentiation reflects that,” said Gregory Flessas, ScheduleSoft CEO. Flessas continued, “The pace at which retailers and consumers are driving changes in production schedules is causing these manufacturers to take a more active approach to managing labor. Using ScheduleSoft, customers can be confident they always have the right labor deployed for they are being asked to produced. In a large, complex production facility, that’s a huge competitive differentiator that within the next five years I believe will become a standard part of any factory shop floor.”

About ScheduleSoft
Founded in 1997, ScheduleSoft is a privately held company based in Madison, Wis. Since its inception, it has focused exclusively on developing workforce scheduling software robust enough to meet the requirements of the most complex work environments, and flexible enough to address changing business needs. With more than 150 customers scheduling for over 50,000 users, leading companies in many industries turn to ScheduleSoft to create an agile workforce that delivers business results.

About The Hackett Group, Inc.
The Hackett Group, a global strategic business advisory and operations improvement consulting firm, is a leader in best practice advisory, benchmarking, and transformation consulting services including strategy and operations, working capital management, and globalization advice. Utilizing best practices and implementation insights from more than 5,000 benchmarking engagements, executives use The Hackett Group's empirically-based approach to quickly define and implement initiatives to enable world-class performance. Through its REL group, The Hackett Group offers working capital solutions focused on delivering significant cash flow improvements. Through its Archstone Consulting group, The Hackett Group offers Strategy & Operations consulting services in the Consumer and Industrial Products, Pharmaceutical, Manufacturing and Financial Services industry sectors. Through its Hackett Technology Solutions group, The Hackett Group offers business application consulting services that help maximize returns on IT investments. The Hackett Group has completed benchmark studies with 2,800 major corporations and government agencies, including 97% of the Dow Jones Industrials, 84% of the Fortune 100, 80% of the DAX 30 and 49% of the FTSE 100.

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