Assured Systems have released the FlashRack. The FlashRack is designed for places where people pick up their work from a single place. You can see immediately if the work has been picked up, who needs more work and when they need it. The FlashRack holds the work as a "work pack" for each job. The work pack could hold drawings and instructions for the work.
The work packs overlap each other vertically, one vertical column for each person, or separate team. There is a horizontal line up for the due date or time. A cover sheet for each work pack has a vertical stripe. The stripe length is set by the estimator. When the workpacks are in the FlashRack the stripes line up vertically. Now a gap in the vertical strip shows that the team is going to run out of work at that time.
The FlashRack merges planning with the natural flow of work.It is a very simple planning system. The user can run it with or without any computer assistance. Assured Systemscan interface the FlashRack with Microsoft's Excel or with MYOB or with most other systems.