The machine shop was booked solid 8 weeks in advance
Normal shop floor issues wreaked havoc with the schedule
The schedule wasn’t pulling jobs in if previous jobs finished early
Rush orders were very disruptive to the schedule and caused late shipments
The schedule tried to break into jobs to improve lead times
Ultimately, the schedule was not able to efficiently reflect the nature of our business. We needed a different scheduling solution. Fortunately, we found the solution just before the economy collapsed.