Scheduling the Manufacturing Workforce white paper

May 12, 2006

Scheduling the workforce is a challenge for many large-scale manufacturing companies with constantly changing production requirements. Since labor is the most significant cost of production and management is under pressure to keep their workforce lean, automating the scheduling process stands out as an area where IT should focus. Unlike call centers or airline crewing, Tugboat Software notes, in manufacturing the absence of a leading IT solution has been a conspicuous problem. Based on experience adapting IT to the scheduling requirements of several large manufacturing facilities, the structure of the problem becomes apparent and when new optimization technology is applied, a solution has emerged. To download this new white paper, go to