For a number of years flexibility in production has been seen as a key factor, with a growing trend. “According to a study by the Fraunhofer Institute for Labor and Organization, the number of companies in Germany, which see strong fluctuations in the demand for personnel, is increasing. These companies are also assuming that fluctuations that are already present, will become stronger in the coming years, “says Manfred Keuters, an expert in process optimization and owner of Aachen based GRP GmbH & Co. KG.
The GRP-PEP tool has developed a state-of-the-art web application, which allows a particularly clear employee management in production. An absolute novelty is the interface of the tool. The software allows a reduced planning effort, optimal machine utilization and subsequent cost reduction. Through automation, a reliable minimization of possible planning errors is created – nevertheless individual control and manual planning is possible – it is produced “in time”, the end customer is satisfied.
Allrounder for all aspects of personnel planning
GRP-PEP is a dynamic, flexible front-end for any HR solution, for example, SAP, as well as for “stand-alone” deployment. All aspects of personnel management in production are covered by a user interface. However, GRP-PEP can do more: cost optimization via forecast view, automatic and manual resource planning, reports and evaluations, administration of unplanned resources and the entire personnel planning from master data maintenance to holiday planning, leave applications, sick reports all the way up to the administration of qualification requirements for the operation of certain machines. The web application does not require local installation on local clients and is therefore absolutely flexible.
“Even in a virtualized and computerized factory, man remains the centre of all events. We therefore need processes and systems that take into account both the skills and experience of our employees as well as the existing production processes, “according to Keuters’ experience. GRP’s customers also confirm: “The new, easy-to-use, multi-lingual web interface for our production areas has greatly increased our acceptance for a BDE system among our employees,” says Torsten Piorr-Marx, Möller Tech International GmbH.