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What does shop control do for you?  

Shop control is the means by which shop activities are coordinated to complete jobs.  Shop control provides the following features and benefits:  

Releases jobs to production in proper order based on material availability.  

Reschedules jobs as needed to reflect the actual release date.  

Eliminates the need for manual expediting by automatically prioritizing jobs relative to required dates.  

Lists started and ready job sequences within work center queues for worker assignments.  

Enables real time material issues to jobs prior to starting associated job sequences.  

Enables real time labor updating as job sequences are finished.

Enables real time generation and receipt of subcontract POs for outside services performed during the course of jobs.  

Tracks late jobs and POs and the effects on dependent jobs and sales orders.  

Tracks load days and queue days at the work center and overall shop level.  

Our design is optimized for small business

We’ve designed our shop control system so that it can be successfully used by companies of any size, especially small businesses, for these reasons:    

The master schedule is simplified and easier to work with because it is confined to requirements that need current action.

Job rescheduling and prioritization is handled automatically to minimize the need for manual intervention.  

All calculations and values are transparent and easy to follow.  

Who is this guide for?  

This guide is for the benefit of managers, production planners, work center supervisors, workers, and anyone who wants to learn how a shop control system works or is considering using DBA as a manufacturing solution.