If we analyze the studies that are being published regarding the improvement of productivity due to schedules optimization, we see how all are focused on minimizing overtime.
However, in LOMAXIM we go much further. If we see a map of needs and a timetable, we quickly see some areas that do not fit between them:
Two types of situation are diminishing productivity in companies:
a) We have customers unattended because no employees available at the right time.
b) We have employees who cannot attend customers as there are any at that time (this is particularly abundant).
But, if we extend a shift for better covering the peaks in the afternoon, means we will pay overtime: (extension of shift 3)
Thus, we are paying the outlined hours in green by current price and blue like overtime with extra cost:
If we not only optimize overtime as all reports are exposing, we probably would face a situation like this:
We move the shift and avoid overtime, but not enough, we are wasting 8 units of time.
By law, we can not change our block of contracted time every half hour to suit our needs.
That's where the LOMAXIM discovers the GREASE that will allow us to join the block of efforts needed and the block contracted time without squeaking.
How? Not paying twice a number of hours (green hours + blue hours increased by overtime costs).
Through automatic optimization achieved by LOMAXIM, we require the employee not to come to work during the hours in green (as no task needs to be done) coming later (blue box).
For improving the match of these two blocks, we have developed the TIME BALANCE, allowing the employee to include in it the hours not worked regarding contracted hours (as there is no workload) and returned them when the workload is demanding (periods of intensive work).
In this example only a single day is considered, but imagine when a fortnight comes with low workload demand and the next one is highly demanding.
With this simple exercise, we move from paying 2.5 hours (peak work attendance) to 1 as the hours to be made in blue are not going to be extras. In addition, we will keep in the time balance all wasting hours so we can use them later.
The situation would be then:
At baseline we were wasting 11 frames. In the new situation, only 4, but also initially we were paying 15 + 4 extra and passed to only 11 without any extra.
If we focus on the reports' objectives, we can save only delta between normal and overtime costs, but in our case, we are even saving wasted hours.
This concept is what allows us savings of between 12-20% in wages.