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Understanding your capacities/constraints is paramount for maximising efficiencies in your business. Jobman can automate this process from the quote where labour operations can be assigned to products. When turned into a job, Jobman will auto-populate the Jobs ‘Operations’ with the time that it should take. This data can be seen in Jobman’s Checklist functionality.

This will auto-populate Jobman’s Target Calendar. The screenshot below shows how Jobman automatically divides the operation into working hour days and sets the target day as the parent and then assigns hours above normal working hours to the previous day. You can also assign teams to operations where multiple people can be assigned to an operation.

To set the above behaviour correctly we will have to set up the Labour Centre.

With Capacity Planning turned on, some new fields and tabs will be populated in the Labour Centre such as Capacity by Day and Capacity Date Range.

Number of Staff

    • Enter the number of staff that are available to this labour centre. Do not exceed the normal amount of staff that would normally work in this area.
    • If you employ 15 staff in your assembly area and 2 are normally absent (sick or otherwise) then enter 13.
    • The number of staff multiplied by the staff hours per day will show on the bar graph as a grey field. The hours are displayed on the left hand side of the bar graph.
Staff hours per day
    • This variable is designed to set the number of hours normally worked in the labour centre.
Capacity By Day

If one day a week there are less hours worked due to longer hours worked during the rest of the week i.e. Mon-Thurs 7.8 hours are done rather than 7.6 hour days so that Friday is two hours less, then Capacity By Day can be an override to the settings pictured above.

Capacity Date Ranges

If a person is going on leave or a machine will be out of action for servicing, then an override can be set to reflect the reduced capacity.

The total capacity for that labour centre is calculated by the number of staff multiplied by the hours per day.

The amount of staff that you have working on each operation is set in the operation type as shown below.