Application Series
Flexible Shift
Be Able to Adapt to Changes
Technical Support Team, FingerTec Worldwide
The ability to react rapidly to changes in demand is one of the most crucial capabilities in business today. At any one time you may have staffed extra people or carried extra inventory, and that is costly. Every wasted resource depletes your business margins. Whatever your industry is, you need a way to respond quickly to fluctuations in demand, but still minimize costs. But what if you can do both? The right scheduling system customized for your unique demands provides the flexibility to meet those spikes in volume efficiently, without putting undue burdens on your employees.
The right flexible scheduling system allows you to meet unexpected changes in demand while lowering costs and minimizing employee disruption. There are three main types of flexibility, and each one serves a different demand profile. Some companies may need short bursts of increased operation in order to fill customer requirements, while some companies may need increases at the end of the week, either to compensate for productivity losses during the week or to fulfill last minute orders. In many cases, it is a necessity to engineer a balance of these scheduling abilities. The traditional set of schedules that most companies use limits their ability to adjust strategically to meet customer demand in a cost-effective way. Often, existing schedules allow some flexibility but not enough to meet today’s demands. A business with a uniquely tailored scheduling system can most efficiently and effectively meet the special requirements of its customers and the needs of its employees.
In the following example, we will be covering two different working situations in Company X. In this company, there are several different working schedules that are used. John is an employee who comes to work according to a specified shift period without a fixed schedule pattern. By using the TCMS V2 software, we can assign the different working schedules without any fixed schedule pattern to John without editing the Group Duty Roster manually whenever there are any changes in the shifts.
Step 1 – Create the daily schedule for Morning Shift
Step 2 – Create the daily schedule for Evening Shift
Step 3 – Create the daily schedule for Night Shift


Step 4 – At the Group Duty Roster, assign the clocking schedules 1, 2 and 3
The sequence will be based on the effective date range. For example, if the effective date range is 01/01/2013 (Tuesday), it will then rotate continuously for the whole year.
Sequence 1 = Tuesday as workday
Sequence 2 = Wednesday as workday
Sequence 3 = Thursday as workday
Sequence 4 = Friday as workday
Sequence 5 = Saturday as workday
Sequence 6 = Sunday as workday
Sequence 7 = Monday as workday
The open working roster will not have any clocking schedules displayed on the calendar. In fact the calendar would look like an empty calendar. This is because TCMS V2 will allocate the appropriate shift only when the users report to work. Therefore, the calendar will look like the image below. That means you’re done!
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