Departments and Workforce Planning

With MRPeasy, it is possible to categorize manufacturing workers into departments according to your organizational structure, or according to their skills.

When scheduling, the production operations can be assigned to specific workers or to departments. As a result, all workers part of a department can see all open operations that are assigned to the department.

  • How to assign operations to departments.
  • How to pick jobs as a worker.
  • How to set default planning departments for operations and workstations.
  • How to see workforce requirements.
  • How to manage departments.

User Manual: Departments and Workforce Planning

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With MRPeasy, it is possible to categorize workers into departments according to your organizational structure, or according to their skills.

When scheduling, the production operations can be assigned to departments instead of workers. As a result, all workers part of a department can see all open operations that are assigned to the department.

This functionality greatly facilitates both human resources planning and assigning reporting of production operations to workers as they can see all operations in their departments.

This function is extra useful when there are several workers with a certain skill-set, and it’s not necessary or possible to assign a specific worker upfront.

Once a worker starts an operation, he/she will be saved for the operation, and others will not see it any longer unless several workers are required.

Setting default departments for workstations or operations

Default departments can be set for operations in product routing, by choosing departments instead of specific workers.

Also, it’s possible to assign default departments to specific workstations, where the department is always automatically assigned to operations scheduled for this workstation. In this case, the department could even represent the group of workers who are permitted to operate a specific workstation or machine.

Viewing the number of workers required for each day

The “settings – human resources – planning” section shows an overview of required workers, by the department, for each day according to the current production schedule.

The report considers that one worker can only perform one operation at any one particular time, and calculates the total number of workers needed, for a given department, each day.

Setting up the departments

The various departments can be defined at “Settings –> Human resources –> Departments.” A department could represent a physical department, or it could represent your workers’ skill-matrix.

One worker can be part of several departments, which can all be selected in the user’s details.

In this video, we demonstrated how the Departments functionality works in MRPeasy.

To learn more about the functionality of MRPeasy, please see our other videos!

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Keywords: Workforce planning, human resources planning, departments, skill matrix