Scheduling issues and software
I've been stepping up production from our 27"x31" clay oven. My last major bake was 50lbs, which is more than I've ever imagined doing! I'm considering selling at farmer's markets, and I'd have to step it up to about 75lbs. I'm seeing the crucial importance of timing when you have a small clay, wood-fired oven. I find that oven time is easy enough to schedule. (Certain things bake at certain temps.) However, timing the mixing, shaping, proofing, etc. becomes very complicated. It takes a lot of time to schedule, and I still can't get it right. (I end up scheduling myself in two places at once or not allowing enough time for a task.)
My question for the forum:
Is there a better way to schedule? I'm using a MS Word graph right now, but it's not very easy to use or read.
Is there some scheduling software? Do you have a name or names of different types and how much they run?
I know about Open-Workbench, which is the free version of MS Project. It is a scheduling software, but more for major projects like construction. I've looked the web over, and can't pin-point anything that fits this need.
Thanks for your help!