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Improvement Toolkit / Crewing Optimisation

Crewing Optimisation


Are your people working efficiently for your business? Have you made great process improvements but failed to see the benefits on your bottom line? Without effective labour management financial benefits are quickly lost.

Crewing Optimisation techniques can be used to reduce labour costs, increase labour utilisation, whilst still maintaining service levels.


Key features include:

  • Identification & management of poor labour utilisation through measurement e.g. Actual Daily Crewing versus Target Crewing (based on takt times).
  • Effective scheduling, balancing labour whilst delivering required customer service levels.
  • Simulation. Using production forecasts, labour simulations enable capacity and scheduling issues to be addressed early.
  • Labour balance review, comparing fixed versus flexible labour.

All of this can be achieved whilst reducing the time currently spent on labour management.


To find out more about how Crew Optimisation could help your business, contact us.



I assumed that if the machines were running, everything was fine. It has really opened my eyes. Personally, it has given me a new lease of life.

Paul McCarthy, Engineer, Dalehead Foods

It’s been running so well, we could do a crossword!