Receiving a large order that a shop previously hasn’t fielded before can be a pain to fulfill. Sure, the influx of revenue is great, but some orders may paralyze a shop by requiring all available resources. Learn more about how to maximize and map out resources.
To run projects like a pro, you must think of everything involved with the project as a resource unit. Work hours, materials, equipment, money, etc. are all broken out into units of measure. Assign a usage grid to each resource and track when those resources will be used throughout the day and throughout the week.
Estimating the required resources by the hour will show the project manager when specific equipment will be free at any point throughout the day and work week. This allows employees to be shuffled around and other projects to take advantage of resource downtime when large projects are hogging machines or employees.