In manufacturing, the delivery of goods of is an important aspect of the business, and customers increasingly want to know when should expect the product. While shipping the goods can be one matter where the amount of time is out of a company’s hands, what happens on the factory floor can be controlled. Knowing where the product is on the assembly line can be useful for giving an estimate on when the product should be completed. But with automation becoming the main method of producing goods, getting an accurate answer on when a product is completed should be a simple process. That is where automated time collection becomes an extremely useful feature, especially in an ERP solution.
The use of timekeeping software has previously been a process of manual data entry, as noted by Reliable Plant. This is particularly used in billing certain jobs, such as creating a specific part for a larger product that is being made on the shop floor. In recent years, however, the process has turned into an automated process, with jobs instantly registering a start and completion time to the main office and accounting department. The main office can then use the information to relay a completion time to the customer, while the accounting department receives an accurate assessment on how much to bill on equipment use or employee wages. This can then be analyzed to improve overall productivity in the factory.
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