Creating rosters for a group of employees is a complex task. Rosters can have a continuous nature, for example when employees need to be physically present in a factory both day and night and during weekdays as well as during the weekend. When creating these rosters, many variables need to be taken into consideration, such as employee contracts, a mix of required skills sets, employee preferences, rules and regulations, etc.
TimeSeries’ Employee Shift Rostering template combines the low-code platform Mendix and Artificial Intelligence to automatically create rosters. The template takes into account many different business rules and tries to optimize the roster as much as possible. Once published, the application tries to minimize the number of changes needed when an employee becomes unavailable unexpectedly. This results in less time being spent creating rosters, and increased employee satisfaction due to less roster changes. As the engine tries to minimize the cost of a roster, taking hourly rates and overtime into consideration, the total cost of doing shift work decreases.