In principle, the planning task can be split into two processes:
- Identification of what needs be executed (tasks and requirements) and then
- Allocation of resources for execution of these tasks.
The result of planning then ends up in execution including both communication of the plans and handling of deviations.
The discipline of finding and matching the right resource (employee) with a given task should most often be related to knowledge about the employee's qualifications, work hours and other parameters such as labour agreements. The result is a plan of which tasks should be executed containing both the time frame as well as the allocated resources.
Carrying out the plan will often lead to deviations, either changed tasks or changes in relation to presence of the planned resources hence leading to replanning. ProMark holds information about the presence and qualifications of each resource as well as the rules and agreements which must be complied with.
In ProMark we work with three levels in connection with planning:
|Time & Attendance planning||This level of planning is based on the existing attendance plans in ProMark combined with the actual employees and their qualifications|
|Job and activity planning||This level of planning is based on ProMark receiving orders/operations or projects/activities from external sources, and that resources are allocated to these so that timely execution of orders and/or projects are ensured.|
|Economic planning||This level of planning can be used as a superstructure. Here you will be able to visualise the economic consequences of any given plan. Based on budgets and parameters for ”optimum”, suggestions can be generated as to how the optimal allocation of resources should be.|
The above illustration shows the fundamental system correlation in relation to the three planning levels.