MES Time Between Logging out of a Job and Logging Back in

Thanks Chris... that will work..

--- In vantage@yahoogroups.com, "saab_barracuda" <chris.clunn@...> wrote:
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> Joshua,
> There is an option for the system to automatically calculate Idle Time. It's under Company->Modules->Production->Data Collection. You just need to pick a Resource Group and Indirect Code to associate the transactions. What this does then if you look in Labor Entry is that it adds the total of all the gaps for each employee for the day in one entry as IDLE TIME in a Labor Detail record. However, if there is no Idle Time, there is no entry. It's a handy feature but obviously needs to be monitored carefully.
>
> I like your idea of selecting the next job but you could possibly still have idle time between clocking in and starting the first activity so the Idle Time setup can still be useful even with this scenario.
>
> Chris Clunn
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>
> --- In vantage@yahoogroups.com, "Joshua" <kailua161@> wrote:
> >
> > We are running 8.03.407 (moving to 9 eoy)
> >
> > Often an employee that is clocking time to a job has a short gap of time that does not correspond to Indirect or Direct time. This is because they clock out of a job and clock into the next job after the next minute has passed.
> >
> > It would be nice if an employee would choose the next job to punch into instead of having to End Production then start a new production. This Clock out and clock in causes our Indirect Direct time to be unmatched.
> >
> > Often we will see times like this:
> > 7:58 of direct time
> > :02 of missing time(neither direct nor direct)
> >
> > Thus attendance doesn't match the details and our Indirect record vs direct is incomplete.
> >
> > Is there anything I am missing? Does MES allow for just clocking into the next job? Does Epicor 9 do anything to address this?
> >
> > Thanks for any help ahead of time.
> >
>
We are running 8.03.407 (moving to 9 eoy)

Often an employee that is clocking time to a job has a short gap of time that does not correspond to Indirect or Direct time. This is because they clock out of a job and clock into the next job after the next minute has passed.

It would be nice if an employee would choose the next job to punch into instead of having to End Production then start a new production. This Clock out and clock in causes our Indirect Direct time to be unmatched.

Often we will see times like this:
7:58 of direct time
:02 of missing time(neither direct nor direct)

Thus attendance doesn't match the details and our Indirect record vs direct is incomplete.

Is there anything I am missing? Does MES allow for just clocking into the next job? Does Epicor 9 do anything to address this?

Thanks for any help ahead of time.
Joshua,
There is an option for the system to automatically calculate Idle Time. It's under Company->Modules->Production->Data Collection. You just need to pick a Resource Group and Indirect Code to associate the transactions. What this does then if you look in Labor Entry is that it adds the total of all the gaps for each employee for the day in one entry as IDLE TIME in a Labor Detail record. However, if there is no Idle Time, there is no entry. It's a handy feature but obviously needs to be monitored carefully.

I like your idea of selecting the next job but you could possibly still have idle time between clocking in and starting the first activity so the Idle Time setup can still be useful even with this scenario.

Chris Clunn


--- In vantage@yahoogroups.com, "Joshua" <kailua161@...> wrote:
>
> We are running 8.03.407 (moving to 9 eoy)
>
> Often an employee that is clocking time to a job has a short gap of time that does not correspond to Indirect or Direct time. This is because they clock out of a job and clock into the next job after the next minute has passed.
>
> It would be nice if an employee would choose the next job to punch into instead of having to End Production then start a new production. This Clock out and clock in causes our Indirect Direct time to be unmatched.
>
> Often we will see times like this:
> 7:58 of direct time
> :02 of missing time(neither direct nor direct)
>
> Thus attendance doesn't match the details and our Indirect record vs direct is incomplete.
>
> Is there anything I am missing? Does MES allow for just clocking into the next job? Does Epicor 9 do anything to address this?
>
> Thanks for any help ahead of time.
>