Pitch Schedule Templates are a great tool to schedule pitches for the Schedulers of your organization. This tool allows you to make pre-determined schedule formats because it is much easier to use a template to schedule pitches over multiple shifts, days, and lines at once vs. creating pitches individually, manually one by one. Once pitch schedules are created, they can be tied to lines in the line setup or in the pitch template configuration. Multiple lines running the same shift configuration can then all use the same single template to build the Pitch Board.
Make sure that you have shifts created and assigned to the lines you wish to use production on. Shifts cannot overlap as that will cause conflicts with scheduling pitches.
Building Your Template
- From the main menu go to the Production Tab
- Go to: Pitch Schedule Templates
- At the top right of the title bar Select 'Add New'.
- Give your template a name and a description in the space provided.
- Start your template by entering the information for the first pitch on the schedule.
- Determine how many production and Non-production minutes will be used during that pitch.
- Select the + button on the right to add the next pitch.
- Repeat Step 7 until you complete your template.
- Click Save.
- Always try to sync start and end times of your template to the shifts in which you will be using the template.
- Don’t forget to add in the Non-production time for breaks, lunches, and meetings.
- You can load multiple pitch templates on a single line. If the start and end times match, all pitches will be replaced with new pitches from the Template. If the start and end times are different, new pitches will be added to the existing pitch schedule.
- Leading2Lean uses Planned Production time and Production Down Time to calculate OA (see Production Summary Report article to learn how we calculate Production Down Time). Since we don't know if Planned Non-Production Minutes are at the beginning of the pitch or at the end of the pitch, Production Down Time can be off. For instance, if you have a 60-minute pitch with 30 minutes Planned Production minutes and 30 minutes Planned non-production minutes, and you have a 30-minute "down" dispatch during the pitch, we will count 30 minutes for Production Downtime, even if that dispatch was during planned non-production time. You can eliminate the affects of this behavior by splitting the pitch into a 30-minute production pitch and a 30-minute non-production pitch.