Succeed in Manufacturing Workforce Management with Costpoint Shop Floor Time

Posted by Annette Grotz on April 8, 2019

Shop Floor Employees

Did you know that Costpoint Shop Floor Time does much more than link labor time to parts and routing steps? It can help you with your DCAA timekeeping compliance requirements while it also collects, manages, and evaluates time and attendance across your employees and your enterprise.

Why Do You Need Shop Floor Time?

To control labor expense, you need to know what your labor expenses are. And to improve operational efficiency, you need to start with an accurately measured benchmark.

Costpoint Shop Floor Time helps you control labor expense and improve operational efficiency by acting as an automated time tracking application, which transfers the captured data into Costpoint where costing rules are applied, allowing you to accurately track product labor costs for work orders and projects as they happen.

In addition to automating time tracking, Costpoint Shop Floor time helps you easily access and view work in process. You can see the data, dig into problems, and maximize profitability by measuring and improving operational efficiency

If you do not want your technicians to spend time filling out timecards, you can automate this process with Costpoint Shop Floor Time. It tracks when they move from project to project, automatically. Shop Floor Time helps you accurately track product labor costs for work orders and for projects without further involvement from employees.

Costpoint Shop Floor Time for Government Contractors
Costpoint Shop Floor Time - Government contractor manufacturing employee screen

What is Shop Floor Time?

Shop Floor Time is a best of breed application for manufacturers that has near real-time Costpoint integration. It is an on premises application and can integrate with the Costpoint Manufacturing Execution System (MES). You can do floor checks in Shop Floor Time too.

Shop Floor Time consists of a web application where supervisors can access the supervisor dashboard to view all of their employees and associated schedules. It has a web time clock and can also work with a  physical time clock.

Employees can use the web application to complete self-service scheduling requests and approvals. They can request paid time off (PTO) and can reply to supervisor’s requests for overtime.

Costpoint Shop Floor Time uses the time-clock capability to serve as a time tracker and attendance tool. It allows you to check the manufacturing order status, providing visibility to the timesheet and what is posted, the employees who worked on it, and for how long. Employees can sign into a single manufacturing order, stop labor, and sign out of a work order. Employees can sign on to do single, batch, and multi-manufacturing orders. The multiple manufacturing orders capability is for someone running a machine who needs to spread the time across jobs.

How Does Costpoint Shop Floor Time Work?

Shop Floor Time ties the “who and how long” data to the “when, where and how much” data in Costpoint.  It automates time tracking by employee, by project, or work order.

There are four pillars of data that move between Costpoint and Shop Floor Time:

  1. Schedule - (9/80,4 10s, etc.) you set up as you desire
  2. Shift – 1st shift, 2nd shift, etc.
  3. Shift policy - determine how hours are exported and if shift premiums need to be added, tells Costpoint how to treat those hours
  4. Policy Group – each employee belongs to a policy group. These groups house rules helping the system understand how to treat the time that is coming over

    Complex Pay Rules, 9/80 Work Schedules and DCAA Timekeeping

    Utilize the automation in Costpoint Shop Floor Time to apply rules to the data. For example, it will serve up the needed structure for your 9/80 work schedules. Shop Floor Time helps you with your DCAA timekeeping compliance requirements too.

To see Shop Floor Time in action, check out this Costpoint Shop Floor Time webinar hosted by Jonathan Davis, our Senior Solutions Engineer specializing in materials and manufacturing.

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