1. Time tracking overview

  2. Time tracking in the Shop Floor App

  3. Time tracking in the Katana main site

  4. Editing the planned and actual time for a task

Overview

Katana enables you to track the actual time spent on completing the tasks.

To track the actual time automatically, the task has to be started by an Operator via the Shop Floor App.

If you are not using the Shop Floor App, you can still track the time by editing the actual time for tasks on the Katana MRP main site.

By tracking the actual time for tasks, you can:

  • Get accurate manufacturing costs for products based on the actual time spent on production operations. Read more

  • Analyze the actual vs. planned time spent on production operations. Read more

  • Track the total time spent on production tasks by each Operator in a certain period.

We suggest using the Shop Floor App as it gives access to tasks for the shop floor team and makes it easy to track the actual time spent on tasks.

Katana allows you to compare and analyze the actual time and planned time for tasks. Use the Tasks tab in the Make screen to see the planned vs. actual time for all your Done tasks. Export the list to conduct further analysis.

Time tracking in the Shop Floor App

Each Operator can see all the tasks that have been assigned to them in the app. The Operator can Start, Pause, Stop, and Finish tasks.

  1. Start time tracking - Time tracking is started when an Operator clicks Start for a task.

    The Operator cannot see the tracked time, but the stopwatch starts in the background when a task is in progress, as indicated by the yellow line on the left of the task.

  2. Pause time tracking - When a task is Paused, time tracking will pause.

  3. When a Task has been quit, the time spent on the task before quitting the task will save but won't yet be recorded as the total actual time. When a Task is started again and completed (either by the same Operator or another), then the total time spent on the task is added up.

    For example, the Operator starts a task and runs it for 1 minute before pausing and quitting the task. The Operator later starts the same task again, runs it for another 1 minute, and Finishes the task. The total actual time for the Task is 2 minutes.

  4. Complete time tracking - When a Task is Finished, the time tracking is completed, and the actual time is recorded to the Manufacturing Order (MO) in Katana.

    The actual time is recorded when the task is completed either from the Shop Floor App or on the Katana MRP main site.

    Time tracking will be only started when the task is started from the Shop Floor App.

Time tracking in the Katana MRP main site

Automatic time tracking isn't available on the Katana MRP main site without the Shop Floor App.

You can still assign actual time for each task on the Katana MRP main site, but only manually.

If the task is set to In progress and completed from the Katana MRP main site, the Planned time for the task is automatically assigned as Actual time. You can edit this after completing the task.

Editing the planned and actual time for a task

The planned and actual time can be edited on a MO in the Katana main site. Click on the time to change either planned or actual.

Planned and actual times can't be edited in the Shop Floor App after completing a task.

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