[ Converted text/html to text/plain ] We have 'job's set up for specific activities such as 'waiting for raw material', meetings, 'waiting for tool repair' etc. You can create a 'job' for a specific machine (work center) to be used when it's down. We have a report that analyses employees variance time, if they're not on a job......enquiring minds want to know why! I wonder if MAINCOR addresses it? Since there is a web client that can be used in the shop, the machinist could enter the data. Good question, especially since we have MAINCOR! Philip Freimann <PFreimann@cranecams.com> Sent by: email@example.com 06/06/2002 07:46 AM Please respond to mapics-l To: "'firstname.lastname@example.org'" <email@example.com> cc: Subject: Recording Machine Down Time Has anyone found a creative way to record the period of time that a machine is not available? The operator is moved to another job, so he can not record time against it. The Maintenance person might not get to it for days - if waiting for parts, so the amount of time they spend "on the repair" is not relevant. We can't record indirect hours that would be added to the overhead. Philip R. Freimann Director of Information Technology Crane Technologies Group (386) 252-1151, ext. 1,4282 mailto:PFreimann@CraneCams.com _______________________________________________ This is the MAPICS ERP System Discussion (MAPICS-L) mailing list To post a message email: MAPICS-L@midrange.com To subscribe, unsubscribe, or change list options, visit: http://lists.midrange.com/cgi-bin/listinfo/mapics-l or email: MAPICS-Lfirstname.lastname@example.org Before posting, please take a moment to review the archives at http://archive.midrange.com/mapics-l.