Burden Hours

How are Burden Hours calculated when using split burden?

From the System Help:

“One employee reports working on a job operation from 7:00 to 8:00; another reports working on the same operation from 7:30 to 8:30. If you select to split the burden at the resource group where the operation occurred the system will calculate labor and burden hours by assuming that the resource was only running for 1-1/2 hours (7-8:30), even though 2 labor hours were reported.”

Basically it means that you’re “splitting” the labor and burden calculations apart, each is not dependent on the other. This is as opposed to using “Burden = Labor”, where in that previous example the burden value would be 2 hours.

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Hi Ernie,
Thank you for the information. After further investigation, the “actual burden hours” are figured from the attained quantity produced hourly. This gives the actual burden hour of machine operation.

Maybe I should have worded the question a bit differently. Thanks again Ernie!