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Operational Research

You can always be more efficient

Operational Research is all about using analysis to improve decision making. Dr Angela Moore uses mathematical modeling, statistical analysis, optimisation, sequencing and scheduling techniques to create simple heuristics you can employ to run your operation more efficiently.

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Holiday Management

Holidays are very important to everyone. They are not just about time off, they are about time with family and friends, and about having control over one's life. Because holidays are so important, they need to be managed, and managed well.

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When we talk about managing holidays, you need to think about continuity of operations, so that the work is not affected by the absence. You also need to think about equality and fairness. So that everyone has an equal chance of taking good quality time off.

When it comes to managing holidays, there are two solutions. The most common is to create a holiday management plan. So first you need to ask yourself how will you cover for holidays? Will you run short, will you bring people in, will you use overtime? Then you can work out how many people you can allow off at any time. Then you will know when you can grant a holiday request, when you can deny a request and most important, when you need to push people to take their holidays. A typical example could be “first come first served with up three people allowed off on any shift”.

The alternative to a holiday management plan, is that you create a holidays included operation. This is where all of the holidays are planned in advance and scheduled for everybody. This results in a planned approach to holidays where everyone is rostered off in turn. The main advantage that everybody gets guaranteed time off. Both employees and managers have to exert zero effort in order to get good quality time off for everyone. A good example of this is teachers who have their holidays in school holidays and they can't take holidays at any other time. This way they take their holidays when they are not needed.

If you would like to know more about how to manage holidays then we have an ebook Holiday Management available from Amazon and another ebook on Holidays Included also available from Amazon. We also have a video about Holiday Management.

Or you can contact us directly and discuss how you would like your operation to run in the future.

We have created holiday management plans for companies around the world. Why not improve your operation and efficiency by seeing if your current operation needs a new holiday management plan?