WORK CENTER SCHEDULING. This type of scheduling covers daily personnel
work assignments for the following week.
a. Planning. Work Center Scheduling is both a weekly and a daily
operation. It starts when the Work Center Supervisor receives the Work Center
Schedule, NAVFAC Form 9-1014/27 (Figure 9-7). This form advises the Specific
Job Orders on which work will be required the following week and the
labor-hours necessary to adhere to the Master Schedule. The Work Center
Supervisor converts the weekly totals for each job into a daily plan and then
selects and assigns sufficient Minor Work Authorizations to provide an
assignment for all productive labor hours available for each day of the next
week. Work Center Scheduling requires close coordination with all Work Center
Supervisors on a particular job to ascertain site Availability, or when a
preceding craft phase is to be completed.
b. Procedure. Work Center Scheduling accounts for and schedules the
entire Work Center work force. After deducting for overhead and fixed
assignments, the remaining labor hours can be scheduled on Specific Job Orders
and Minor Work Authorizations. As noted previously, approximately 75 percent
are scheduled on Specific Job Orders. The remaining 25 percent are scheduled
on Minor Work Authorizations. The work schedule should never be interrupted
except for unavoidable emergencies. If an emergency, or a priority job, is
imposed on the Work Center after the weekly Master Schedule has been prepared,
then scheduled Minor Work Authorizations or lower priority single craft
specific job orders, not the committed multi-craft Specific Job Orders, should
be interrupted to make the necessary personnel available for the emergency or
priority. The only scheduling restriction imposed on Minor Work
Authorizations is that they must be completed within a specified period
established by the field activity, usually two to four weeks after receipt.
When Minor Work Authorizations start accumulating to the extent that they
cannot be accomplished during the specified period, the Master Scheduler
should be informed and that Work Center's commitments on the Master Schedule
for subsequent weeks temporarily reduced, or the Work Center's personnel
resources adjusted. The Work Center Scheduling process is shown on Procedure
Chart No 8. Instructions for completing the Work Center Schedule are provided
on the reverse of Form NAVFAC 9-11014/27.
WORK CENTER SCHEDULE BOARD.
a. Operation: A Work Center Schedule Board, or the Work Center
Schedule, NAVFAC 9-11014/27, if used in lieu of a board, should be prominently
displayed in such a place and manner that all Work Center personnel can
observe it. The Board or the Form should be completed and posted for the
following week by the close of business the preceding Friday. In this way
shop personnel know which jobs they are to work on the following week. During
the subsequent week, the Work Center Supervisor should visit each major
jobsite daily, and minor work sites as is considered necessary. As a result
of these visits, and, because of other factors such as emergency leave and
weather, it may be determined that a force adjustment is required. Before
adjusting the force, the impact upon other Work Centers involved should be
considered and, when necessary, the proposed changes discussed with them.
Upon reaching a mutual agreement, each supervisor should then adjust the Work
Center Schedule accordingly. By the close of business each day, Work Center
Schedule Boards must reflect accurate work assignments for the following
morning. Also, at the end of each day, actual labor hours expended on each
job that day must be posted.