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Job Scheduler Lite ( JSL) : In Depth

Overview

Welcome to Job Scheduler Lite (JSL). Designed as an entry level production scheduling offering that allows users to quickly create a series of routing steps then schedule according to capacity limitations, direction (Forward or Reverse), and Priorities. It also offers a quick method to load data either directly or importing from and Excel sheet. If you have more complex routings (non linear, or non batch, etc.) then consider Resource Manager-DB (RMDB) as it can model scheduling most any manufacturing flow..
Screenshot of production scheduling software interface.

Features

Simple, familiar interface

One step menus, on-screen buttons, or sheet tabs make navigation a snap.

Easy to configure and run

Quick, intuitive layout and prompts allows you to focus on your business, instead of learning another software product.

Finite capacity planning and forward scheduling

Global and/or detailed workcenter configuration can be made and applied instantly.
Screenshot of a daily work hours tracking application.
Screenshot of a data import software interface.

Modules

Import Data

We recommend you review JSL with currently loaded demo data then consider using Import Data to load your application specific data. Just edit the importsback.xlsx to represent your data
Data import software window with options and required columns.

Daily Hours

Daily Hours is normal operating hours for your business. You might consider entering net hours (subtract breaks, lunch, efficiencies).
Simply click on a day and enter start and end times in format below.
Screenshot of Daily Work Hours tracking software interface.

Holidays

Holidays can be a partial shutdown event for company, repeating holiday (like Christmas), or varies each year according to calendar (for example Thanksgiving).
Screenshot of holiday management software interface with dates and times.

Rescources

To add a new resource simply clear input table, enter in Name, description, and number of resources. Then Save. To delete, choose resource and press Delete key. The Num of Res (number of resources) is how many of that workcenter/resource you have. It is multiplied by daily hours to calculate gross hours available. This number can be changed at ANY time with the change applying to Next jobs being scheduled, or rescheduled.
Screenshot of software resource management interface.

Finish Goods

Finished Goods/Routing List (FG/RL) is what will be scheduled. You can enter a new name, then list the workcenters and timing in the order they are worked, then save. JSL schedules in a linear mode, meaning all parts are completed at one workcenter before moving on to next. If you have routings that don’t fit this simple model, please call and we can discuss other options (such as Resource Manager -DB).
Inventory management application interface with lists and buttons.

Orders

Orders is what will be scheduled. You can enter a new name, then list the workcenters and timing in the order they are worked, then save. JSL schedules in a linear mode, meaning all parts are completed at one workcenter before moving on to next. If you have routings that don’t fit this simple model, please call and we can discuss other options (such as Resource Manager -DB).
Screenshot of a software order management system.

Schedule

See call out details below.
Screenshot of job scheduling software interface.

InSights

Insight is the most comprehensive and feature rich module in JSL.
Check out the schedule calendar Legend to see at a glance how selected month is scheduled. Work day with no late jobs, work day with at lease one late job, workday with NO scheduled work, non-working day (weekends and holidays) and a leading or trailing day (this is just an extra time buffer that can be applied on global level.
The time scale can be 15 minutes to a week. Right click on Workcenter ID (frist column in Gantt display) to display color coded efficiency.
You can even click on any job segment to move it as desired on display.
Cross hatched bar segments in Gantt Chart indicate Late Jobs (scheduled end date > due date)
Screenshot of scheduling software with calendar and utilization graph.

Export Data

Export data however you wish. Sometimes its quicker to export out data to Excel, make big changes as needed, then just import in.
Screenshot of data export software interface.

Theme Configuration

Configure allows you to try different themes, back up and restore database, and also register the JSL for customer use.
Software configuration interface with theme options and registration fields.

Reports

There are a variety of reports available.
Screenshot of a schedule report software interface.
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