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Auto Schedule Based on Must Finish Date

Auto Schedule Based on Must Finish Date

Auto Schedule Based on Must Finish Date

I have 100+ tasks in my production schedule at any given time. What I would like to do is have a “must finish by” date, but have the tasks move into open gaps in my production schedule. How can I make this happen?


RE: Auto Schedule Based on Must Finish Date

What you could do if I understand your problem correctly is have a milestone that is the last item in any one string of activities and make that "Must Finish On" make all the others "Start as late as possible". The major drawback with this is that it will move all the tasks onto the critical path.

RE: Auto Schedule Based on Must Finish Date

Thank you for the post.

I should have explained it more clearly.

We are a millwork manufacturing company. I have created my schedule with all tasks being individual, (handrails, stairs, shutters, etc.,), that have a date at which they must ship to be on-site “just in time”. That date may be weeks or months away; I can produce the product at any time before that must finish date. Because my production schedule changes constantly, I sometimes create gaps of one or two days. Most of my tasks are one to two day durations. What I would like is one of the tasks to “jump” into the open gap in my schedule automatically.

If the solution that you provided will achieve this, then disregard… I will try it and see what happens.

Best regards,


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