Many organisations working within the Waste Management, Street Cleansing and Grounds Maintenance industries allocate their resources, plan their routes, design their schedules and decide on definitive working methods at the beginning of a Contract and never look back.
Once resources have been allocated, routes have been drawn out and working methods agreed, it is easy to get bogged down by the day to day business of operating the contract. This results in Senior Management becoming too busy making sure the service is running smoothly to look for or spot any potential improvements to Work Programmes.
In situations like this, and on long term contracts associated with Environmental Services, employing an independent third party such as Plan B to review Work Programming can prove extremely fruitful and highlight areas where resources could be better allocated or schedules better planned.
Regular reviews of Work Programming are more important than ever in the Environmental Sector due to the rapid changes being witnessed in legislation, technology and even due to the growth in population and housing developments. A service that was deemed efficient five years ago could easily be outdated today, particularly if the service has repeatedly been added to without due consideration taken to resource utilisation.
Plan B is extremely skilled when it comes to Programming Work in the Grounds Maintenance, Street Cleansing and Waste Management Sectors. We combine the experience gained from managing, mobilising and supporting a number of Environmental contracts with an innovative and practical approach to Work Programming. This approach is focused around ensuring efficient use of people, plant, vehicles and equipment.
The services that we provide depend largely on the requirements of our clients, but include optimising the allocation of resources; comparing various options for the use of existing limited resources; establishing productivity expectations and monitoring task completion.We work with clients to optimise Work Programmes and help them to ensure that their limited resources are managed as effectively as possible.