Shift Excellence

Operations personnel should not have to question their safety due to poor handover from shift activities; their friends and family are counting on them to get home safely. Using paper forms and spreadsheets to document shift activities leads to unnecessary risks at already complex plants. Driving Shift Excellence can significantly improve shift activities and ultimately reduce risk.

From the most earth-shattering accidents, to untimely shut downs and deterioration, your workers are a key defense against damage. Driving Shift Excellence fosters success because it focuses on the talent and expertise of the people working in your plant today.

Automatic and instantaneous information updates empower your workers, keeping them connected, freeing their time and focus and ensuring clear communication during critical times.

The effectiveness of operators during shift activities and handover is a variable that positively impacts:

  • Risk
  • Compliance
  • Uptime

However, at the end of a shift, all the information created over the last 12 hours is time-consuming to consolidate in order to effectively communicate to the on-coming shift.

Shift Excellence simplifies a process that used to take hours of data entry: teams now work with the logs, tasks, and orders digitally collected throughout the shift, to address anomalies and effectively communicate with the on-coming shift.

Shift Excellence is powered by Hexagon's shift handover software.

How It Works

Instant Visibility

Operators digitally record and track events during their shift; this data can be seen instantly by coworkers throughout the facility and remotely by managers in the corporate offices, who now all have an accurate and timely depiction of the facility.

Hazardous Condition Detection

Detect hazardous conditions and alert supervisors who can react appropriately with the current information.

Report Generation

Rather than trying to remember 100% of the shift events during handover, relevant information is already available and compiled in a Shift Handover report targeted to an individual’s role.

The Bigger Picture: Business Value

Complete Confidence

Incoming workers have confidence that they are aware of all potential hazards and conditions in the plant.

Exceptional Efficiency

Operations personnel can see events on dashboards across multiple sites to coordinate repairs and improve efficiencies at geographical scale.

Perfecting Performance

Managers and Executives can make better informed decisions about the company’s assets and improve their overall performance.

Productivity Time and Cost Savings Calculator


Operations Information
Number of Operating Units (Site Sections)
Number of Operators per Shift
Number of Shifts per Day
Average Labor Rate per Hour
Improved Operator Productivity
Time Saved per Operator per Day (min) 60
Time Given Back per Week (hours)
Estimated Annual Savings ($) $

Multiple case studies over the years have shown Shift Excellence can provide significant savings. We used these statistics to make some suggested default calculations. Plug your own estimates in to the blue fields listed below to see how many days and dollars you could save by driving Shift Excellence.

1. Number of Operating Units (Site Sections)

2. Number of Operators per Shift

3. Number of Shifts per Day

4. Average Labor Rate per Hour


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