The shift plan screen allows planners and schedulers to modify every aspect of the shift plan, including KPIs, people and equipment resources, notes, tasks, attachments, and more.
At the top of the screen, a drop-down box allows for the selection of a specific process. Next to it resides a link for printing the shift plan.
On the same row, at the far left and far right, a series of arrows allows for navigation to a different shift, day or week, both earlier and later.
The next row, near the top of the screen, lists the current shift, shift length in hours, and effective shift length, based upon the amount of pre-production and end-of-shift activity required. It also displays the process name and the selected date.
Personnel can be selected from the list of available people, and other resources can be selected from the list of available equipment. Safety notes can be added for the shift as well as miscellaneous notes letting shift personnel know of directives for their specific shift. Both shift notes and safety notes include formatting options to allow important text to be emphasised when needed.
Also, personnel and equipment can be moved to their respective “unavailable” boxes, should something occur which would make them unavailable.
The bottom of the screen includes work orders and other tasks for the shift. Tasks are tagged by their priority — for example, 1P, 3P, 2A — and arranged accordingly,
- P — production — highest priority
- A — auxiliary — moderate priority
- C — contingency — lowest priority