Shifting the limits
Fronius International stands for quality and innovation. The company that began in 1945 as a small operation for welding power sources and battery chargers, today regularly sets the standard with new technologies and unique solutions for monitoring and controlling energy. The three divisions, Perfect Welding, Solar Energy and Perfect Charging, represent the pillars of its success. With 3,385 employees worldwide, 21 foreign companies and 928 patents issued, Fronius International is a global leader in innovations and a European market leader in the segment of arc welding technology. Shifting the boundaries of the feasible – that is the principle behind the company’s success. Where others move gradually, Fronius International relies on achieving genuine development leaps.
And that also applies to
workforce management at its central production and logistics facility in the Upper Austrian town of Sattledt. Battery charging systems, welding systems and solar inverters of the highest quality are made here. Fronius International relies on efficient processes, maximum flexibility and dynamic shift planning to manufacture competitively and in line with markets. Based on information from the production planning system, the aim is to determine optimal shift models, and generate automated, rules-based duty plans. Besides the required qualifications, plan proposals also factor in the individual wishes and requirements of some 1,500 production workers.
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Source: ATOSS Annual Report 2015
Thomas Herndler, Member of the Executive Board, and responsible for Production:
»The fast pace of today's markets demands a high degree of automation and flexibility along the entire value chain – and that applies especially to the workforce. Our new solution is to contribute towards dynamically synchronizing personnel demand and workforce deployment and adapting them to fit the current order situation. We see great optimization potential here.«