In Primavera P6 -> Resources window -> Units & Prices tab, there is a selection box called Shift Calendar
What does it use for? I’ll show how to use it in this article.
The Shift Calendar control the Price/Unit for activity, depend on what time activity start and finish.
For example, we have resource B which has different rate for different shift.
We click on Shift Calendar and select 3-shift Operations.
We select Shift 1 and enter 15 $/hour
We select Shift 2 and enter 10 $/hour
We select Shift 3 and enter 13 $/hour
To know what time does the Shift start and finish, we go to Enterprise -> Resource Shift
Select 3-shift Operations and click Modify
Now we can see :
- Shift 1 start at 00:00, finish at 08:00
- Shift 2 start at 08:00, finish at 16:00
- Shift 3 start at 16:00, finish at 00:00
We go to Activity window, let say we have 3 activities which is:
- Duration is 1 day (8 hours)
- Calendar : 7-Day Workweek (and 24 hours/day)
We assign Resource B for all 3 activities.
Now because the start and finish time of each activity is different, the resource will have different Price/Unit.
Activity Excavation start at 00:00, finish at 08:00. The Price/Unit will be Shift 1 : 15 $
Activity Steel start at 08:00, finish at 16:00. The Price/Unit will be Shift 2 : 10 $
Activity Concrete start at 16:00, finish at 00:00. The Price/Unit will be Shift 3 : 13 $
So based on the start and finish time of activity, Primavera will get the right Price/Unit for us.