Dispatching & Scheduling
Dispatching is a key element in DSM. Deciding who can do which job and when is a difficult process. DSM will help by keeping worker information on hand and adding up the estimated hours of work. At any point in time you know exactly how much work there is and which workers are available. Simply put, DSM makes it easy to schedule and do more work with the same number of people. Scheduling uses the same principle as the availability screen. When you go to specify an operator to do a job, a filtered list of only qualified employees is presented. Along with the name, the skill level, number of jobs scheduled thus far, and total estimated hours of those jobs are shown. Need to change workers? Just bring up the screen and select another operator. Want more detail? Look below the worker list and you will see the jobs for the worker highlighted above. This makes it a snap to see if you can squeeze in that extra job. If some jobs are not yet assigned, they appear below the highlighted worker's jobs to prevent double booking.