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Reference IDCON. (2016). Maintenance Planning and Scheduling Implementation . Retrieved February 20, 2016 from ; training/implementation/planning‐and‐scheduling.html. Thread: Neubauer ­ Q6 Post: RE: Neubauer ­ Q6 Author: Posted Date: February 22, 2016 6:46 AM Status: Published Hi Shane, Scheduling people for services work is very challenging. IDCON Inc. sounds like a firm that can help with this process. I think their quote is spot on and your association with operations management in general is more than accurate. I work in a software company and we sell a lot of services. We provide consulting as well as software modifications/enhancements to or software that requires defining requirements, coding, testing, and post implementation assistance. In some cases we act as a systems integrator for the customer to provide the William Dempsey
3/6/2016 Collection – MBA675­T303 Operations & Logistics in the (... ; 12/28 (Post is Read) necessary skills that they may be lacking. These customer requests for these services have no standard flow. You cannot predict if/when a customer will need services and it is almost impossible to schedule accurately. It is not like trying to determine how many machine hours are required to complete a specific part or component. I have been trying to relate the examples we have been using in the book to the services consulting. It just does not fit the model. We have tried using different software tools to track resource availability and they do use it to some degree, but it is not accurate and requires too much overhead to try to keep it updated. Once a major request for resources comes in, it distorts the entire allocation plan. I can see the need for these tools but one must consider the costs involved in keeping the information accurate. I have been directly involved with project managers that start a project with the intention of using these types of tools to manage/track the resources. It starts out clear as day, and then after a few months and a few changes in direction, the tool becomes more of a hindrance than an asset to the project. One of these days, I hope I run across one of these tools that are flexible enough to change and maintain easily and that provide more than a high level view of resource utilization. I am sure some companies can use them effectively, but I am skeptical that they can be truly effective in an environment that I described. They can be used as a guide, but cannot be relied on as much as companies like IDCON state. Bill Thread: Neubauer ­ Q6 Post: RE: Neubauer ­ Q6 Author: Posted Date: February 22, 2016 9:16 AM Status: Published Bill, There's a saying where I work that fits your description perfectly: "No plan survives first contact".

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