When we talk about plans ‘looking good on paper’, it shows an understanding of just how different things tend to be when they’re applied to the real world.

And this has always been a fundamental challenge that is faced with the mobile worker job scheduling. No matter how much you plan and prepare…things will change.

Vehicles break down, drivers get lost, jobs are cancelled and task orders are amended.

It’s dealing with this dynamic nature of mobile operations that’s so difficult for businesses who use traditional management methods. For most companies, scheduling is still done manually, with paperwork and Excel spreadsheets.

It creates a series of inherent problems that lead to slow, inefficient and inflexible processes. But these barriers to effective scheduling are now being removed by a multitude of tools and new generation of digital workforce management systems, here at SW Drainage Solutions we’ve embraced such technologies as My Mobile Workers as a way of boosting mobile workforce productivity, health and safety and client, customer transparency.