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Activity-Based Scheduling gives managers the ability to base their labor Labor % on projected sales for their specific department sales and allows for a per schedule analysis to cut labor expense. For example, this would be useful if

I am

you were writing a BOH schedule

and  I want my projected sales to only reflect that of the Food department(s)

and wanted to only see the generated sales projections, which would only reflect the Food departments.


Activity-Based Scheduling allows the manager more control in of having the right people on staff for the right volume and sales that the area of the restaurant is going to produce., to calculate an accurate server to customer ratio, and to analyse the anticipated sales, down to each department. 

Schedule Forecasts

Consider the scenario where a manager wants the Kitchen and Server schedules to be based on different department sales.

  • The table below lists three departments, the department sales, and an “X“ indicating if that department will be included in a schedule’s projection metrics.
  • The sum of all department sales will equal the total sales for the entire store.
  • Each schedule sales value will be less than or equal to the store-wide sales.

Department

Department Sales

Kitchen Schedule

Server Schedule

Food

$1000

X

X

Liquor

$500


X

Catering

$250

X


Total Sales

$1750

$1250

$1500

  • Instead of using department sales directly, our system calculates averages over 6 weeks, ending with the last date of recorded sales.
  • An average is calculated for each day of the week. For example, an average will be calculated for 6 Mondays in a row.
  • For each day of the week grouping, we remove outliers that more than one standard deviation away from our mean.

Labor Departments

These The departments are configured in using the Labor Setup page in Decision Logic:

  • Once these departments are configured in Labor Setup, it’s time to create a schedule.
  • When a new schedule is created, the projections panel at the bottom of the page will then display the Schedule Sales
which are sums
  • .
  • These are the sum of the sales
from
  • that are determined by how the Labor schedule's departments have been set up. 
  • Toggling the “All Schedules” switch will display the store-wide sales instead.

Schedule Overrides

Sometimes, a manager may


If you do not want to

adjust

manually update the

Schedule Sales value that their Labor Percent is calculated from. In this case, a manager can adjust the Target Sales value found in the Projections modal.

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(warning)Updating the Target Sales in the Projections modal

Sales Forecasts, then you can select Generate sales, and all projected sales will be used. 

Labor Forecasting:

  • Updating the Targeted Sales on the Sales Forecasting page will affect all schedules.
  • When a Target Sales value is set for a day, a department sales override value is created for
every department, proportional to how much the original
  • each department.
  • This generated amount is proportional to the percent that the department sales make
up
  • of
the
  • the store’s total sales.

Department

Department Sales

Department Sales Override

Food

$1000

(1000 / 1750) * 2000 = $1142.86

Liquor

$500

(500 / 1750) * 2000 = $571.43

Catering

$250

(250 / 1750) * 2000 = $285.71

Total Sales

$1750

$2000

When viewing the Projections section at the bottom of Labor Scheduler, the Schedule Sales values will update accordingly:

Department

Department Sales Override

Kitchen Schedule

Server Schedule

Food

$1142.86

X

X

Liquor

$571.43


X

Catering

$285.71

X


Total Sales

$2000

$1428.57

$1714.29


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