Schedule Templates

Complex schedules are easily created using Schedule Templates.  By defining the scheduling requirements outside of the employees and their availability, JXP simplifies complex schedule generation by focusing on the requirements rather than the resources.  Allocation of resources to requirements is automatically managed by JXP when schedules are generated from templates.

    • The first step is to define your organization with JXP.  The breakdown is by Site, then Stations.  Each Site can be a physical location or an organizational unit.  Stations represent job functions and employees can be assigned these stations as “skills“, with each employee ranked by their ability to perform the job.  Further training requirements can be assigned to each station so that, during schedule generation, only employees with that training are considered.


    • The second step is to define the schedule requirements for the site and its stations.  Most schedules are based on a week, but JXP allows for any number of weeks for cases where each week of, say, a four week schedule are different.  Shifts are defined in the Schedule Template, including details such as Site/Station, gender and language requirements if needed, and the shift start/stop times and/or duration.


    • The final step is to generate schedules as needed from the Schedule Template.  The schedule is generated by selecting the template, specifying the start and end dates of the schedule, and selecting other options such as to automatically assign employees and overrides for statutory holidays that may fall within the generated schedule.  Once the schedule is generated, you can review the assignments, make changes if required, or even delete the entire schedule and start over.