Casepak were looking for a solutions provider to deliver a solution to administer timesheet information that appeared instantly into online timesheets for daily monitoring that once signed off on a weekly basis could be processed through the supplier’s weekly payroll system. The solution also needed to monitor the makeup of the workforce, who was doing what job and ensure compliance across the plant. The final part of the Casepak brief was for their commercial team to access data that showed the daily flexible labour cost to enable them to allocate this cost to the production of each recyclate bail produced across 8 product channels.
The product channels are processed within a cabin on a waste picking line which allows the retrieval of specific materials, from a line that contains multiple types of waste. Some materials are in abundance, some scarcer, some more difficult to pick than others, and some materials much more valuable than others, so being able to monitor and direct the focus of the workforce is imperative in the monetisation of the recycling process.
The keys to managing cost were to not over resource picking lines where the commodity value is low, make sure the resources are in place on lines where commodity prices/demand is high and where premium quality sorting dramatically improves bail value. With pick rates from labour being the cornerstone of the service KPIs in this environment the client was also keen to see that a solutions provider was recording individual performance and implementing measures to improve performance where required and keeping records of these.