Crew planning problem has been widely the more difficult process due to the frequent change of crew based on circumstances, particularly this makes it challenging to maintain official operation that leads to better productivity.
expectation of crew planning is finding the most efficient way of vessel crew deployment and relieve the other in any situation or plan of the vessel but in reality you can have a crew overdue onboard and not realize it and some human error with mapping the right reliever for the crew onboard, only brings productivity down due to imbalance of proper crew deployment.
The Expectations are not met because the reality of things have changed and if we choose to rely on the old ways of crew planning, we will continue to have a huge differences in results.
Let’s take a scenario;
Someone using an excel sheet to plan for over a crew of thousands will have to map out each rank and vessels. For each rank you have more than one crew and mapping to a particular is a lot of work and waste time and mistakes will bring that growth of productivity.
Thanks to technology your expectation can match reality
You can have all crew onboard and their due date and relievers ready for deployment, mapping them to the correct rank. Making it easily to take back control of your crewing process while maintaining a good crew planning system.
No one plans and fail, but you can fail to plan . but planning wisely will help provide a clear vision. Technology is growing its is wise you grow with it and utilize it to help your business grow.