I have been asked to be involved in a project to review employee resourcing as a result of a change to the level of business activity within a Warehouse and Distribution environment. This is intended to review numbers,working hours, types of roles, structure etc according to the business need. Basically looking at if we had a blank sheet how would we need things to be, how does this match with what we’ve got and how we might need to go about making changes.

I am looking for advice from anyone who has undertaken a similar exercise, particularly using ‘work study’ methods. Where did you begin? What data did you utilise and what methods did you use to analyse this? How long did the project take? What type of work study method did you use? etc etc etc.

Recommendations of any publications or information sources would also be welcome.
Yvonne Saxon