Summary of Shop Floor Data Collection Tasks
The data collection module collects ‘time clock’ and ‘production’ details for users set up as employees in Midnight. The value of this information comes in the form of results like:
- Employee Time Clock/Payroll data/reports
- Employee Productivity data/reports
- Machine/Resource capacity and efficiency data/reports
- Production Department/Area capacity and efficiency data/reports
- Job Timeline Analysis
- Job Profitability data/reports
- Job Costing Analysis
Users will use this module to (1) start their work day, (2) find a job they are to work on and indicate when they are starting and what they are doing, (3) indicate when they have completed work on that job and enter production details, and (4) end their work day or shift. This is accomplished via four processes in this module: (1) Clock In, (2) Job In, (3) Job Out, and (4) Clock Out.
Each of the above processes is outlined below and followed by detailed screen shots of each process.
When an employee begins work in most production environments, they indicate they have started by punching a timecard or entering their ID on a time clock. This process is no different.
- Employee accesses the data collection module in the system.
- Employee enters their Kiosk CodeSystem recognizes the employee and, if not already clocked in, provides the employee with a button to click on to Clock In.
- After clicking on Clock In, the employee receives confirmation of successful clock into the system.
- Breaks – while clocked in, an employee can designate they took a break.
Clocking in is an optional feature that is defined on a per user basis. You may require all employees to clock in, only select employees to clock in, or none at all.
When an employee is ready to begin work on a particular job on a particular resource (machine) or production area, they will need several pieces of information to be able to provide the most accurate and detailed analysis of the job and their production efforts after the job is complete. The process has been designed in a user-friendly wizard type process that walks the user through the necessary steps to obtain the Job In information:
- Employee indicates to the system who they are (by entering a Kiosk code).
- Employee indicates they want to Job In (begin work on a job).
- Employee is presented with a list of open jobs to choose from.
- Employee selects or enters job number to work on.
- Employee is presented with a list of open tasks on the selected job to choose from.
- Employee selects service/task from list that is available for the given job.
- Employee is presented with a list of available machines to choose from
- Employee selects the machine they are working on
- Employee defines Start Count if other than 0
When an employee is done with all or part of their work on a job, they will need to job out so their time is accurately recorded and they have the opportunity to enter other details about their work on that job/machine like the number of pieces produced or possible production issues they encountered. Like the Job In process, Jobbing Out has been designed in a user- friendly wizard type process that walks the user through the necessary steps to obtain the Job Out information:
- Employee indicates to the system who they are (by entering a login code).
- Employee indicates they want to job Out (finish their work on a job).
- If Employee is jobbed in to more than one job, they will see a list of the jobs to choose from.
- Emloyee selects the job they want to Job Out of.
- Employee can enter optional information like finished piece count, identify the task is complete, call out any encountered issues, and then confirm that they are done.
Note: Services/Jobs completed in the Shop Floor Data Collection module are editable in the Job Costing module, and will automatically fall off of the Dynamic Job Board.
The final of the four processes in the Shop Floor Data Collection module will be to clock out, or indicate they have completed the shift or work day. While there will be some validation in place to make sure employees don’t clock out when they are not supposed to, the process itself will be the simplest process.
- Employee indicates to the system who they are (by entering a login code). As long as the employee was clocked in, and not currently jobbed in to jobs, this button will be enabled.
- Employee indicates they want to Clock Out (finish their shift or work day).
- System confirms the clock out process and records the time.