Summer is here, and while some us will have a well-deserved break, for many, the show must go on. Businesses such as retail and food manufacturing have to keep their doors open and functioning, sometimes with skeleton staffing rosters. By using the right tools, your business can continue to run smoothly, even while you’re sipping cocktails by the beach.
Organise staff and rostering
Make sure you meet with your staff to discuss availability and what leave they require over the festive season. Using workforce management software can help you organise your outlets and employees well in advance. It gives you the ability to view multiple locations and staff availability, which benefits both you and your staff. It is also cloud-based, which means all changes are updated in real-time. Staff can make leave requests and access any rostering updates from their mobile phones. This gives you and your staff peace of mind that shifts are covered and organised well in advance.
Set a check in time
Do business owners really have a proper holiday? In an ideal world, yes, but it’s highly likely their minds drift back to their business while on holiday. If you’re a business owner, it’s possible to access all your company data from your phone. Using a cloud-based ERP gives you total mobility, but it also means you don’t have to be on call 100% of the time. Set up reminders to check in with staff at certain points during the day, such as the beginning or at the close of business. If problems arise, they can be monitored via the cloud ERP, which maximises your holiday time and minimises your time required at the office.
Automating Ordering Processes
Over the summer break, if your business is running on skeleton staffing, it’s a good idea to set up automated ordering, so staff can keep working without remembering to submit reorders of stock. Whether you have a stand-alone business or a chain of franchises, if stores or warehouses are linked by a central ERP system, all stock is visible and quantities are updated in real-time. Automating reordering of stock with a high turnover rate, saves you and your staff a lot of time. Rather than placing individual stock orders for each product, it’s possible to create a reorder report. With automation, you can create a unique stock orders with relevant suppliers. Acacia wants to wish everyone a safe and happy festive season. We hope that you have some time off and have a sensational summer. Thank you for being a part of the Acacia family, and thank you for letting us be a part of yours. We look forward to helping you, your staff and your businesses in 2022.