At certain times each day, every employee connected to Shop Floor Control must register. Employees in some companies may only be required to register when they clock in and clock out. Other employees are required to register every time they start a new job or take a break.

Terminology used in Shop Floor Control is defined here.

  • Production jobs - Employees can register when they start a specific operation on a production order.

  • Projects - Employees can register on projects or project activities. To register on a project, the project must have the status .

  • Indirect production costs (IPC) - Employees can register on activities that have no direct relationship to a production order or a project. Breaks, internal transport, and cleaning are examples of indirect production costs (IPC).

  • Assistant - In shop floor control, you can register as an assistant to another employee. This employee will then act as a pilot. This means that only the pilot must register and all assistants have the same registrations as the pilot.

  • Switch codes - Switch codes can be registered at any time during the day and are valid for the whole profile day.

  • Breaks - Employees can register on breaks or register to cancel breaks defined by the profile setup.

  • Bundling - In some companies, employees can register on several jobs at the same time. This is referred to as bundling.

  • Feedback - Typically, production jobs require feedback. Therefore, when the job is finished (or sometimes during), employees must enter the required information. For more information, see About production feedback.

  • Inventory - Materials that are not related to a production order can be registered through an inventory journal.

  • Project fees - Employees working on projects can register fees through a project fee journal.

  • Project items - Materials for projects can be registered through a project item journal.

  • Collective registration - Sometimes a foreman or a team leader will make a collective registration to prevent employees lining up in front of the computer or terminal. For example, when employees attend group meetings this feature is very useful. For more information, see Create collective registrations.

  • Notice board - When an employee logs on to the registration form, the employee can see notices specifically for them.

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