How does a business or a project team optimise the end to end workforce planning and logistics elements prior to sourcing and mobilising it labour to site or a location?

Modelling a workforce to capture the organisation of the work; the requisite jobs and work timing; and the subsequent positions/personnel to do the work, is fundamental to both a business and the support services delivered by a human resources function. For a Greenfield project this sets up the structure behind the recruitment and ramp-up of personnel to the location. It will also express the terms and conditions of employment that will drive the recurrent direct labour costs affecting the operation.

Indirect labour costs include capital such as site transport and workplace accommodation and employee facilities.  If an operation is long distance commute (LDC, i.e. FIFO, DIDO) rather than residential then LDC transport and village accommodation logistics also need to find expression in the WFP. Optimisation of flight and village utilisation through selective rostering and timing is a well-known challenge for WFP. Significant costs and change management issues can arise if it is done poorly so getting it right the first time has a pay back.

This service includes:

  • Labour availability across industries & sectors
  • Labour cost modelling
  • Labour budget reconciliations
  • Personnel accommodation strategies
  • Personnel logistics strategies
  • Roster design
  • Site and camp design for optimal productivity
  • Mobilisation and  de-mobilisation strategies.


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