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

The Big Picture: Business Value

Productivity Time and Cost Savings Calculator

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


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 ($) $