No, the Wrench Time Calculator is a simple tool created in Microsoft Excel. The tool includes a couple of macros to make it more user-friendly and that’s why we offer a PC version and a Mac version.
The Wrench Time Calculator is pretty straightforward to use and our article How to Sell Planning & Scheduling to Your CEO provides some additional guidance.
The tool is used in our Planning & Scheduling training courses, where we have a lesson that explains how planning & scheduling creates value. That lesson includes a demo of the Wrench Time Calculator.
You can actually watch this lesson here: Sample Course Video #2: The Value of Planning & Scheduling
If you find the Wrench Time Calculator useful then don’t forget to check out our Planning & Scheduling Scorecard. It is a simple online assessment that helps you to score your current performance in maintenance planning & scheduling and provides customised advice on where and how to improve your performance based on the answers you provide.
The Planning & Scheduling Scorecard is a slimed down version of the in-depth Audit Tool we offer as part of the Planning & Scheduling training which assesses your planning & scheduling process across 10 different areas, using around 140 questions and then plots performance on a spider chart.