Thursday, February 28, 2013
The 4's and the 8's: Estimating Work Orders Wrong
If you can only achieve that level of accuracy then are the jobs really planned?
The planning process should include breaking down the job into smaller steps where estimation is easier and more accurate. If you are not breaking that job down into the component task then your inherently inaccurate job plans will lead to inaccurate schedules and that will provide for wasted craft time, excessive downtime, and broken delivery promises to operations. Job plans in general do not have to be planned to the minute but 4 hour and 8 hour is definitely not enough.
What level of planning accuracy would you suggest works for your facility?
to the hour? to the quarter hour?