Global energy leader needed to be certain new fatigue rules, overtime equalization, and other existing industry and union regulations were met when employee schedules were created and updated at its eight refineries.
To implement an automated scheduling solution that can ensure compliance with work rules and streamline workforce management both within and across all US refineries of Royal Dutch Shell plc.
API RP 755 fatigue management guidelines are a complex rule set to automate and each of the eight refineries has its own unique processes for overtime selection, call-outs, and shift bids.
Shell chose SchedulePro after a vendor failed to deliver on their large-scale project. After a thorough market review, SchedulePro Software was chosen for its track record of delivering on enterprise clients like Ford and EMC.
To better understand the needs of Shell, the SchedulePro team performed a rigorous analysis of all eight refineries and identified core scheduling requirements. SchedulePro was then deployed at all US refineries in less than a year, and ongoing support for managers and employees has ensured usability on a day-to-day level.
SchedulePro automates Shell’s compliance with USW, IBEW and API RP 755 guidelines in employee scheduling as well as enforcing site-specific rules. SchedulePro software also provides audit reports for tracking compliance.
With SchedulePro, Shell can select the most optimal candidate for overtime shifts, whether through a seniority-based ranking or a ‘shuffle’ feature that re-allocates shifts to eliminate unnecessary overtime.
“SchedulePro is a proven solution for API RP 755 compliance. Employee scheduling was a vital concern at an executive level of our organization, and EDP Software went over and above the call of duty to meet our needs,” said Larry Heasley, HR Manager, Shell.