I submit to you that there no software system capable of managing the schedule for a job shop optimally. In fact it is easy to be distracted with the idea that software will fix your issues, when the key to a good scheduling system is execution of a good system (not software that is). If you are looking for a true scheduling system that will “fill the holes” let me recommend Dr. Lisa Lang. She helped us install a true scheduling system that lead to significant productivity gains. What’s great is that her system will utilize any of the aforementioned software systems. It’s inexpensive and if you can spare 15 minutes watch her webinar and see if her theories don’t rock your world.
by Tra Willbanks on LinkedIn