Scheduling / Resource Capacity Management

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Realtime visibility of your production operations with the flexibility to eliminate bottlenecks, resource constraints, delays,  to meet your customers’ deadlines

Bring your projects to completion consistently on time and on budget. The Crows Nest Timeline presents a dynamically driven view of all production tasks remaining against user defined milestone dates in Gantt Chart form. Milestone dates are user defined and can be manually entered or automatically updated upon completion of a respective operational task or calculated based on other milestone dates.  Milestone date autocalculation formulas are set globally but can be customized for individual projects as needed.

Each operational task shown on the Timeline Gantt Chart view belongs to a labor department.  Using the Gantt Chart in conjunction with the Crows Nest Resource Capacity Calendar, you are able to view resource constraints by the month, week or day.  The Timeline view allows for workorder start date or workorder operation date changes as necessary to automatically adjust completion dates.

Features

  • Separate your project into workorders and track each individually with specific applied to the workorder. As an example: Set the “Ship Date” to when the customer wants your product on site. From there, auto-calculate your manufacturing start date to commence in ample time to meet your updated “Ship Date,” ensuring on-time, on-budget completion.
  • Scheduling is driven via Crows Nest Task Management
  • Visual, Drag & Drop
  • Project & Production Scheduling
  • Forward/Backward Scheduling
  • Precise employee scheduling
  • Color-Coding for Visual Segregation
  • Formula-Driven
  • What If Scheduling
  • Capacity Planning
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“We purchased Crows Nest because we were looking to automate our scheduling which we were still doing by hand on a calendar. What we received when we purchased Crows Nest was much more valuable to our company than just a scheduling program. We now use Crows Nest for scheduling, purchasing, receiving, labor tracking, job costing, and employee information. We have found this program to be very versatile and adaptive to our specific business model. Looking back now, out of all of the purchases we made Crows Nest has made the most significant impact to our company. I can’t imagine running my company without it.” 

—Danny Miller, President, Miller’s Custom Cabinets

Project Scheduling Features

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Releases or phases

Crows Nest scheduling is displayed via Gantt Chart that visually display all tasks belonging to a Crows Nest WorkOrder. 

The Gantt Chart may display WorkOrder milestone dates, in addition to each task start and due date in direct correlation to the milestone dates.

Moving an overall milestone date may directly impact start and due dates belonging to the Work Order.

User may create their own personal Gantt Chart views consisting of various parameters such as selected project(s), WorkOrder(s), Task Assignment(s), etc.

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Work Order Milestone Dates

Users will determine how many and what WorkOrder milestone dates they wish to track at the WorkOrder level. 

The WorkOrder Dates may be the basis of any task start or due date calculation.

WorkOrder Dates may also be the basis of other WorkOrder milestone date formula calculations.

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Labor Load per release or phase

Use the Crows Nest multidimensional Calendar Function to view the number of WorkOrders that have been entered for a month, week or day. 

Each WorkOrder is associate with its projected hours of labor offering total labor loads for the respective time element. 

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Scheduled Resources

The Crows Nest multidimensional Calendar will visually show the amount of net available resources per labor department(s) per month.  

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Capacity Management (gross or net available)

Use the Crows Nest multidimensional Calendar Function to compare the total net available hours of labor per department(s) against the required number of hours on a per month, week or daily basis.

Quickly and visually identify resource shortages to proactively adjust workloads

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