[clug-talk] Labor Scheduling

bogi khangyi at shaw.ca
Thu May 25 12:37:33 PDT 2006

Hi Jess,
What a bout a bit of in-house development, i have done things of similar 
calibre :-)

On May 25, 2006 12:51, Jesse Kline wrote:
> Quoting Carl <ct at turner.ca>:
> > Can you be more specific on what features that you are looking for yet
> > http://www.tutos.org/ does not have?
> While I have a number of requirements for a scheduling solution, one of our
> big problems is scheduling relief workers. We currently have 13 departments
> which are scheduled manually by the department heads, there is also a lack
> of communication between the departments. The idea is to centralize
> scheduling to reduce the work load for the coordinators and schedule more
> efficiently. What I need the system to do is automatically come up with the
> best fit for relief workers when a staff member calls in sick or takes a
> vacation. The relief worker would have to be matched up based on three
> variables, availability, competencies of the relief worker and needs of the
> client, as well as location in the city. The solution would also need to
> have strong reporting features so that we can find inefficiencies in our
> scheduling process. I am very interested in a web based solution because
> the system would need to be available 24 hours a day, it would also be nice
> to give staff the ability to update their availability from off-site.
> As you can see, I'm looking for something much more complicated than a
> gannt chart. I may be able to use project management software, but I would
> need to setup something quite complex, and I'm not even sure if this is the
> right tool for the job.
> Jesse
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