Configure Shop Floor Insight for automatic time splitting scenarios

Configure Shop Floor Insight for automatic time splitting scenarios

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This article outlines the steps for configuring automatic time splitting. Complete the three sections in order, as needed and consider the following while completing the sections:

  • For the time splitting to function correctly, Shop Floor employees must clock on all required operations to split time on at the same time.
  • You cannot add an operation to a batch that is already running. You must clock off everything in the batch, and then clock on all operations needed.
  • You can stop one operation (see Single OFF note below).
  • We recommend using the Disabling manual time entry setting on the Shop Floor client configuration card.
  • Time splitting only works for time recorded to production orders.

Configure automatic time splitting on the Shop Floor Client Configuration Card

  1. Navigate to the Shop Floor Client Configuration Card in Business Central.
  2. Create a new client configuration card, if needed.
  3. Set the Auto-Split fields in the Production Order section:
    • Auto-Split Work Center: Define the Shop Floor Work Centers included in this field (the Shop Floor Work Centers are used when you select “Work Centers in Filter” in Auto-split by).
    • Auto-Split By: Define how the time splitting applies to operations affected to either “The same work center”, “Work Centers in Filter” or “Everything”.
    • Auto-Split Lines: Tells the system which time card lines are involved in the time splitting when you clock off.
  1. Navigate to the Time section on the same Shop Floor client configuration card.
  2. Set the Time Entry Mode field to “Auto – Same entry only” (dictates the behavior when you start clocking on a new operation).

Configure time splitting on the Shop Floor Work Center

The other required configuration for time splitting is on the Shop Floor Work Center. This is where you turn on the automatic time-splitting and tell the system what kind of time division (or splitting) is taking place.

  1. Navigate to the Shop Floor Work Center.
  2. Set the “Auto-Split Time” = ON.
  3. Select the “Auto-Split behavior” that applies to you:
    1. Quantity: Splits the time proportionally across the affected lines, based on the operation’s input quantity on the production order (e.g., You have three lines with an elapsed time of 60 minutes; line one’s input quantity is 1, line two’s input quantity is 2, and line three’s input quantity is 3. Line one is 10 minutes, line two is 20 minutes, and line three is 30 minutes).
    2. Capacity: Performs proportional splitting with input quantity in mind and uses the run time defined on the production operation routing (uses the operation’s defined setup time if auto-splitting setup time; uses the operation’s runtime if auto-splitting runtime).
    3. Equally: Splits the duration exactly equally (e.g., You have three lines with an elapsed time of 60 minutes; each line would 20 minutes ).
    4. Total: Take the total duration and apply it to each line (e.g., You have three lines with an elapsed time of 60 minutes; each line would 60 minutes ).

Use automatic time splitting

Complete the following steps after you have completed the Configure automatic time splitting and Set the Shop Floor web client to track time on multiple operations simultaneously sections.

  1. Close and re-open the tab with the Shop Floor web client.
  2. Clock onto the following operations:
    • A
    • B
    • C (etc.)
    • Any other operations you need to track time on
  3. Select one of the operations when the time arrives to clock off, (or the last one if you are using the “Selected Line and previous Lines” option on the Auto-Split Lines setting).
  4. Scan the operation’s barcode to clock off.
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