Report Operation Start/Stop

The purpose of the reporting activity is to register the time spent on an operation, update the work order and close operations after work is completed. The reported transactions can then be validated, approved, and transferred to the payroll system.

Before you start

Before the reporting activity can be started, an order must be released and Basic Data for Maintenance Activity Control and Basic Data for Operation Start/Stop must be defined.

Results

When reporting the operation as started:

When reporting the operation as stopped:

After validation:

After closure:

Follow these steps

Reporting the start and stop of an operation can include these activities:

  1. Start operation

    An operation is started when a person reports that work has begun on one or more operations in a work order. The operation times that can be started include both setup and run time for a single person or for a team consisting of several persons. The transaction can be reported directly in M3 or through external equipment connected to M3.

    When the operation is started, the work order is updated with the actual start date. In addition, the operation and work order status is updated to 60 (started). All transactions are reported as saved in a special file (MMOPTR). An indicator (TFDC) indicates that reporting the start/stop of the operation created the transaction.

    The operation can be reported as started as follows:

    • Start setup time by calling 'WO Operation. Report Setup Start' (MOS825) or through option ‘Start Set-up’ in 'Work Schedule. Open Toolbox' (MOS195).
    • Start run time by calling 'WO Operation. Report Work Start' (MOS820) or through option ‘Start operation’ in (MOS195).
    • Simultaneous start of several operations 'WO Operation. Report Several Starts' (MOS830) where the Operation reports type determines if setup or run time is reported.
  2. Stop operation

    An operation is stopped when a person reports that work has been stopped on one or more operations in a work order. The operations time that can be stopped includes both setup and run time for a single person or for a team consisting of several persons. The transaction can be reported directly in M3 or through external equipment connected to M3.

    When the operation is stopped, the work order is updated with the actual finish date. In addition, the operation and work order status is updated to 70 (partially reported) or 80 (stopped) if the operation is marked with a completion flag.

    The operation can be reported as stopped as follows:

    • Stop setup time by calling 'WO Operation. Report Setup Stop' (MOS826) or through option ‘Stop Set-up’ in (MOS195).
    • Stop run time by calling Stop Work on Operation (MOS821) or through option ‘Stop operation’ in (MOS195).
    • Simultaneous stop several operations through 'WO Operation. Report Several Stops' (MOS835) where the Operation report type determines if setup of run time is reported.

    When the operation is reported as stopped the following information can be reported: the quantity (normally 1), scrap and possible disturbance code and whether the operation is to receive a completion flag. When the operation is reported, material connected to the operation will be automatically issued if it has material issue method 4 or 6. In addition, if automatic receipt has been defined for the operation, 'Work Order. Close' (MOS050) will be displayed.

  3. Automatic closure

    The field automatic receipt in the operation determines if automatic closure is performed when reporting the last operation in a work order. This applies as long as the operation has not been classified as a quality inspection. That means that the field Quality Inspection must be 0 in 'Work Center. Open' (PDS010).

    The maintenance object will be put away in the location specified on the work order. Alternatively, the maintenance object can be registered as reinstalled. If a location has not been defined, the object will be put away in the location that is defined for the item in 'Item. Connect Warehouse' (MMS002).

  4. Automatic material issue

    Material with material issue method 4 or 6 that is connected to an operation is automatically reported as issued when the operation is reported.

  5. Time calculation

    The time used is calculated when the operation is reported as stopped. The calculation of the time used is based on the time the person is present according to the person’s calendar and time and attendance reporting (if used). At the same time, the employee’s time piece rate is calculated if this method is utilized.

    The time calculation is performed either in an autojob (MOS930) or manually by starting a batch job (MOS870). Parameter 07 in 'Settings - WO Operation Reporting' (MOS991) or 'Settings - Operation Reporting/Facility' (MOS990) determines which of the two options is used.

    If a person is registered on several jobs simultaneously, parameter 08 in 'Settings - WO Operation Reporting' (MOS991) or 'Settings - Operation Reporting/Facility' (MOS990) determines how the time for the different jobs will be calculated.

    Depending on whether the work center is man hour or machine hour planned, the time will be calculated differently.

  6. Validation and editing

    Validation and editing of the calculated time, pay type, piece rate, hourly rate, etc. is performed in 'WO Operation. Open Reported' (MOS800).

    Changing the finish date and time can change the calculated time. Afterwards, the value must be recalculated using option 21 = Time calculation.

    Approval of the transaction is performed using F14 = Approve on panel E. All transaction can be approved using F14 = Approval all on panel B. Parameter 01 in 'Settings - WO Operation Reporting' (MOS991) determines if approval must be performed for a transaction before it can be closed and transferred to the payroll system.

  7. Closure and transfer

    After any necessary changes have been made, the transactions can be closed. When a transaction is closed, it is deleted for 'WO Operation. Open Reported' (MOS800). In other works, the indicator (TDFC) in the transaction file MMOPTR is turned off. 'WO Operation. Transfer to Op Stats & PAY' (MOS860). For employees’ with piece-rate pay, the transactions are even transferred to M3 Pay.

    Operations that have been closed can be displayed in 'WO Operation. Display Transactions' (MOS095).

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