1. Time tracking overview

  2. Time tracking in the Shop Floor Control 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 Control app.

If you are not using the Shop Floor Control 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 Control 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 enables you to compare and analyze the actual time and planned time for tasks. Use the "Tasks" page 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 Control app

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

1. Start time tracking - time tracking is started when the Operator clicks "Start" for a task.

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

2. Pause time tracking - when the task is Paused, time tracking will be paused.

3. When the Task has been quit, the time spent on the task before quitting the task will be saved, but not yet recorded as the total actual time. When the Task is started again and completed (either by the same Operator or another), then Katana adds up the total time spent on the task.

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 the Task is Finished, the time tracking is completed and the actual time is recorded to the Manufacturing Order in Katana.

The actual time is recorded when the task is completed either from the Shop Floor App or in 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 is not available in the Katana MRP main site without the Shop Floor Control app.

You can still assign an actual time for each task in the Katana MRP main site, but this has to be done manually.

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

Editing the planned and actual time for a task

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

Planned and actual times cannot be edited in the Shop Floor Control app after completing the task.

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