CR Auto Scheduler® considers your staffing indirectly when establishing your schedule.
As information is updated in the Setup Wizard, the program determines the number of hours that need to be booked each week in order for the collision repair center to achieve the sales goal. You would be asked during this process whether the facility can produce that number of hours. In answering this question, you may consider the staffing level. If you indicate that it is possible to produce the required number of hours, then the program will create your schedule. If you indicate that it is not possible, perhaps due to the staffing level, then the program will require you to revise your sales goal or other inputs. The program will only allow you to proceed and create a schedule for your collision repair center if you indicate that the facility can produce the hours required. With this question asked during the Setup Wizard process, the program does indirectly consider staffing. There is a significant advantage to you, the user, of handling the staffing issue indirectly…less maintenance required to keep the schedule functioning properly. If the program handled staffing directly, the user would likely be required to enter all of the staff along with their efficiencies and normal hours worked into the program. Thus, data entry would be required every time an employee is fired, quits, is hired, becomes more productive, becomes less productive, or change the hours of their normal work week. By handling this process indirectly, CR Auto Scheduler® users only need to update one number, their sales goal, when staffing levels change. If the staffing change does not alter the ability of the collision repair center to produce work (e.g., replacing one metal technician with an equally productive technician), no data entry is required.