Planned Schedules

Solid scheduling translates into a steady flow of work: a level system that avoids bottlenecks and creates a culture where people know what to expect and respond accordingly. Does this ever happen?

Typical scheduling personnel use a series of master Excel spreadsheets (aka – the great band aid) that – when refreshed, filtered, pivoted, and spliced properly – give the best plan on how to proceed with the current schedules.  The problem is that the refresh, filter, pivot, and slicing don’t have good inputs, take too long, and require ‘Joe’ to process.

At tgg we tell our clients that the sole antidote to poor forecasts and changing customer requirements is rapid responding facilities. Short transactional travel distances.  Little to no unplanned downtime changing between projects.  Rapid response.  With this in place, when the customer change their mind (again) simply respond.

t used to be the large organizations that ate the small, but now it’s the fast that eat the slow.  Let tgg reduce your manufacturing lead times by 50% or more.

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What are the Issues?

  • Workloads across team members are not balanced
  • Expedite is the norm, not the exception
  • Information is not available
  • Reporting metrics describe the symptoms, not the root cause of our obstacles


  • 6 down to 1 Number of buyers in the process
  • 75% Reduction in schedule revisions
  • 5% Schedule attainment improvement

Define your Problem Statement.

The first step towards breaking your organizational log jams is identifying and verbalizing the challenge you're facing. What are you trying to solve? This simple Problem Statement exercise can have profound implications for your team. It helps you define the issue and gives TGG some sense of where the soft spots could be in your Order to Cash process. We invite you to take a few moments to fill out this form. A TGG consultant will contact you shortly to discuss your Problem Statement and provide some insight on how we may be able to help.

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