This is the eighth in a series of blogs about common myths I have encountered and continue to encounter in my work with various customers. None of these “myths” are universal – some people believe them, some don’t, and others are unsure and many haven’t even thought about it. Which are you?
This myth is about who should schedule work.
There are three roles involved here: planners who plan the jobs, supervisors who supervise their crews and schedulers who create the work schedule.
Planning, as stated before, is all about what work gets done and how.
Scheduling is about when the work gets done. The practical constraint is that no work goes on a schedule until you are sure you have everything you need to execute that work when you schedule it.