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Optimizing Workforce Management with Resolve Marine

Updated on November 6th, 2023

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If it’s in the ocean, Resolve Marine will do it. 

Since the 1980s, this family-owned marine salvaging company has done everything from emergency responses, maritime projects, reef restorations to oil pollution, containment, and mitigation. With a global team, and many ready to go at any time, Resolve Marine needed a tool that would help them mobilize their crew and enhance project execution. 

Ethan Walsh started out as the company’s project coordinator back in 2019, and today he’s their Workforce Manager. Although they implemented Assignar’s scheduling tool before Ethan started, he’s taken their operations to the next level with Assignar Insights.

Navigating Complexity

Before adopting Assignar’s platform, Resolve Marine faced several challenges in managing its large workforce, which consisted of over 300 employees spread across various locations worldwide. As a marine salvaging company, their operations were diverse, ranging from emergency responses and maritime projects to reef restoration and oil pollution containment. Coordinating personnel availability, tracking certifications, and ensuring skill set alignment for different projects proved to be time-consuming and complex. Manual processes and reliance on spreadsheets hindered efficient workforce management, making it crucial for Resolve Marine to seek a digital solution to streamline their operations.

When we have an emergency response, it's mobilize people within the hour. It's really fast-paced." - Ethan Walsh, Workforce Manager

An Integrated System 

The decision to adopt Assignar’s platform was driven by the need for better organization, integration, and real-time access to data. Ethan’s team recognized that relying solely on spreadsheets was no longer sufficient for a workforce of this scale, especially when dealing with remote locations and fast-paced emergency response projects. Assignar’s ability to offer offline functionality was particularly appealing, as it allowed the workforce to access critical information even in remote areas with limited connectivity.

The Power of Insights

Streamlined Workforce Management: Assignar’s platform facilitated communication between the spread-out workforce and management. Crew requests, employee evaluations, and skill tracking were managed through Assignar Forms, ensuring that vital information was centralized, accessible, and up-to-date. The platform’s efficiency in managing personnel information reduced manual errors and improved the overall coordination of workforce-related tasks.

Real-Time Data and Analytics: With Assignar Insights, Resolve Marine gained access to real-time data on workforce availability, certifications, and qualifications. Ethan utilized these insights to efficiently manage the workforce, ensuring that the right personnel were deployed for each project, based on their skills and availability.

Customizable Reports and Dashboards: Assignar Insights empowered Ethan to create customizable reports and dashboards tailored to the company’s unique needs. These visualizations provided a comprehensive overview of workforce performance, project allocations, and personnel qualifications, enabling data-driven decision-making.

Predictive Workforce Planning: The true power of Assignar Insights manifested in its ability to offer predictive insights for workforce planning. Ethan harnesses historical data and uses the platform to simulate future scenarios, accurately predicting workforce requirements for upcoming projects. This proactive approach allowed Resolve Marine to plan resource allocation efficiently and optimize their operations.

With a team ready to go on short notice, and various skill sets that define who’s right for the job, Marine Resolve didn’t just need a scheduler- but a way to schedule better, every time. The platform’s real-time data access, seamless integration, and customized reporting empowered the company to make informed decisions, allocate resources efficiently, and optimize its global operations. With the help of Assignar’s support team, Resolve Marine continues to thrive as a family-owned marine salvaging company, setting new standards in the industry and providing unparalleled service to clients worldwide.

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