Mudgett’s Auto Body uses old-school scheduling, says Justin Mudgett, the facility’s president. A calendar is hung up on the wall behind the front office secretary’s desk. The calendar only displays the large jobs that the shop books.
Scheduling is based off labor ability, Mudgett says. If two technicians are on vacation for the day, then the shop will wait to book a job until all employees are present.
For smaller jobs, like parts replacements, the secretary schedules those on an Excel spreadsheet, which she is able to print out and make any last-minute changes to using pencil and paper.