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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.

Creating Next Year's Rota


Every year you need to create next year’s rota. So, every year you need to sit down and try to remember how you created last year’s rota.

It’s not easy to recall after a year. So, C-Desk Technology has created a video to help you. Full of useful hints and tips, it’s a step-by-step guide to creating next year’s rota.

There are two examples in this video. One is for a holidays excluded shift pattern with six people. It is a six-week shift pattern using both 8 and 12-hour shifts. The shift pattern repeats over six week and this is used to create a rolling shift pattern.

The other example is a holidays included shift pattern with annualised hours. It is set up for one year and has a 365-day rotation. In this example you can see how to rotate the shifts each year so that the same people are not always working Christmas, and everyone gets different weeks off each year.

This is designed as a training video for our clients who use VisualrotaX to manage their shift patterns. We hope that this video will save you time each year and help you create a full shift pattern for the year in minutes instead of hours.