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Scheduling crews

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by vtscaper, Mar 15, 2014.

  1. vtscaper

    vtscaper LawnSite Member
    Posts: 159

    one of the items that came up during the annual "inspect the belly button" routine we do every winter was scheduling of employees - whos going where, with what truck, what equip etc. I am not talking about scheduling the jobs themselves.

    Currently i work on this throughout the weekend and have a quick meeting on monday and we adjust as needed throughout week.

    As we grow this system just doesnt work like it used to... now with 12 people and counting i need something more systemized that can be posted in office and shop thats on a white board or similar.

    any of you guys use something like this you are happy with? if so i want to talk.

    check this pic out - something like this

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  2. AMW Landscaping

    AMW Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 631

    Not sure if you even want to take all this to software, but it is a lot better for organization. Look into Service AutoPilot. It does everything that you have mentioned and more.
     
  3. BossPlowMaster

    BossPlowMaster LawnSite Member
    Posts: 122

    I love whiteboards like that. I make sure that every crew has a list that they have to take care of. I also put it up on a whiteboard like this showing what tools they need and so on. Only thing is that it takes a lot of f'ing time to get setup initially.
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  4. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,403

    Sometimes the simple things are the way to go.
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