When it comes to resource and workforce planning, it is becoming increasingly necessary to operate with efficiency improvement measures with respect to effectiveness. Such interventions can be applied to activities concerning direct personnel, the control of activities managed by external companies, and the means and facilities used in the performance of the service.

Use of Simulation Modelling

A common way to deal with these problems is through analytical methods consisting of right-sizing calculations based on the effects generated by the relative prospective scenarios. These calculations enable managers to extrapolate reliable decision-making elements, so that they may plan a more efficient allocation of resources, thus maximizing benefits with limited risk.

Alternatively, this can be followed by the use of a strategic, systemic-based simulation model, where the effects of decisions are analyzed in a risk-free, digital/virtual environment. Company directives must take charge of operating activities, and collect the necessary data for calculation and simulation in order to determine the daily resources and workforce needed, both of which are necessary for effective operations management.

Specific Benefits

Systemic vision and dynamic simulation modelling methods are the optimal tools to determine the quantities of resources needed, and to calculate the staff usage index. However, this methodology can facilitate a range of other business practices, such as:

  • Strategy implementation
  • Planning
  • Cost management
  • Sensitivity analysis for arrangements

Industry: Transportation

To learn more, read our full case study on Resource planning for the airport sector