Getting your schedule under control in a job shop really implies one thing: developing systems to level your product mix and variation.
Capacity planning is the crucial first step to ensuring ontime delivery, yet so many job shops get it wrong.
Jobs shops have a mix of different jobs flowing through their plant at one time, often with unique routings and process times. Calculating your capacity at each process is critical to keeping your schedule in control.
Map out your the variation in product mix, and learn to control bottlenecks in your job shop operation
Drum Buffer Rope schduling in a job shop is a key component of the elevate and subjugate phases of the Theory of Constraints.
Create a simple job shop production tracker in an Excel spreadsheet.
If you a taking a simple two dimension view of your job shop production schedule, you could be setting your plant up for failure.