Ditch the Spreadsheet: New Book Explains a Better Way to Excel at Scheduling
Sewickley, PA, July 18, 2017 (Newswire.com) - A new book, Deliver on Your Promise: How Simulation-Based Scheduling Will Change Your Business, details how businesses can use Risk-Based Planning and Scheduling (RPS) to boost business and keep valued customers happy.
Written for managers challenged to consistently deliver on time and on budget in complex environments with multiple variables, Deliver on Your Promise defines the current state of scheduling, dissects scheduling challenges, and then details how to use simulation to effectively schedule production, despite variables ranging from differences in employee skill sets to sequencing limitations to equipment downtime.
Smart scheduling is what allows you to put your best plans into action. Once managers see how simulation-based scheduling helps them efficiently adjust to unplanned (but likely) disruptions, they'll understand what scheduling based on a spreadsheet, institutional knowledge, and luck has cost them in terms of inefficient production and wasted time.
C. Dennis Pegden, PhD., Author of Deliver on Your Promise
Put your best plans into action
“Smart scheduling is what allows you to put your best plans into action,” says author C. Dennis Pegden, Ph.D. “Once managers see how simulation-based scheduling helps them efficiently adjust to unplanned (but likely) disruptions, they’ll understand what scheduling based on a spreadsheet, institutional knowledge, and luck has cost them in terms of inefficient production and wasted time.”
Pegden bases his advice on more than 30 years of experience working with world-class companies on simulation and scheduling challenges. He has led the development of multiple simulation products and is the current CEO of Simio LLC and the former CEO of Systems Modeling Corporation (which is now part of Rockwell Software). Dr. Pegden is helping companies like BAE Systems, Shell, Denmark Hospitals and John Deere Foundry.
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Simio LLC is a private company headquartered in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania dedicated to delivering leading edge solutions for the design, emulation, and scheduling of complex systems. Simio was founded by a highly experienced team. C. Dennis Pegden, Ph.D., led the development of SLAM (marketed by Pritsker and Associates) and then founded Systems Modeling Corporation. He also led the creation of the market-leading simulation products SIMAN® and Arena®, as well as the finite capacity scheduling product Tempo. To learn more visit Simio.
Source: Simio LLC