No matter how much comfort and productivity technology brings to the world of business, wasteful activities like travelling, misalignment of resource scheduling and delays in resolving customer issues can lead to colossal losses. This rings especially true to public sector regulators that have to send inspectors to complete inspection workflow. The answer to minimising wasteful activities always leads to finding the right resource scheduling optimisation technique. Let’s dig a bit into how RSO solutions can be implemented into inspection management processes (orother field services) and how organisations can benefit from it.
Most of our clients who perform inspections say that resource scheduling has been a very time-consuming process for them. Many mistakes are happening in the process of scheduling and therefore it’s hard for them to predict and measure the performance of their inspection teams. Their burning questions is always the same: How do we make our schedules profitable?
Optimising work schedules and making them profitable not wasteful
The introduction of our inspection management software into the processes of our customers (mainly regulators) made scheduling optimisation an achievable object for them. Canalix includes a special product feature called Jobtimizer that encompasses skill-matching capabilities to ensure that an inspector with the right skillset is being assigned to complete successfully a job that requires his skill profile.
Inspection teams need to successfully finish their assignments so that a fast resolving of inspection request can be fulfilled. The more finished inspection jobs by inspectors mean more realised potential. At the end of the day, this has a positive impact on the financial sheets of the organisation and also on the customer’s satisfaction.
The goal of every scheduling optimisation software is the same – to fit as many jobs as possible per day while minimising drive time. If we pick up exact figures, the resource scheduling optimisation tool Jobtimizer constitutes in:
CASE STUDY: OPTIMISING THE RESOURCE UTILISATION IN REGULATORY AGENCY
- reducing the scheduling time with up to 75%
- increasing efficiency of operations with 40%
- fully eliminating errors in the resource allocation process.
How does resource scheduling optimisation work?
Jobtimizer as a resource scheduling optimization system can design the most optimal daily schedules for each inspector of field technician. The schedules are optimal because Jobtimizer takes into account various factors like geo-location, the driving distance between subsequent inspection jobs, risk level, complexity, required skill set and available equipment. One of the most impactful RSO benefits is the minimising of the driving distance between inspection jobs.
Designing efficient schedules manually will take hours or even days. When there are last-minute changes in the schedules it becomes almost impossible to craft a new effective schedule on time. But with automated resource optimisation tool like Jobtimizer all this is being done fast and easy.
The benefits of resource scheduling optimisation software
The problem with crafting efficient schedules for inspection management is common. That’s why it’s easy for us to predict the best possible solution for the regulators that turn to us for help. Speaking in benefits, the most common problems that we help our clients fix are:
- Inspectors spend more time performing inspection jobs than driving between jobs compared to the period before automating their resource scheduling.
- Schedulers get great assistance in scheduling operations and can do more with their time.
- More completed inspection jobs mean more profits, which benefits everyone.
- Resource optimization doesn’t optimise only the routes of inspectors, but also the route of technical equipment that may be needed for a specific type of jobs.
Last but not least, our resource optimisation solution is designed to fit the needs of any type of inspection jobs that requires technicians on-site, not just inspectors.
Why should you consider seriously the use of resource scheduling optimization software?
The intersection between productivity and efficiency is what the RSO software can help an organisation achieve. Regulators and enterprises can spare hundred of hours of manual scheduling work and automate it all with the use of a single RSO solution. See for yourself how it works in the video below and schedule a meeting with us to show you even more: