What is a Direct Labor Productivity Dashboard?
Labor productivity dashboards are considered efficiency analysis tools and are used by production- and plant managers to analyze monthly trends in labor productivity as well as for benchmarking between plants. Some of the main functionality in this type of dashboard report is that it can be executed for any month and will dynamically display periods and plants across the two charts. The bottom of the report (not visible in the example below) shows a table with the figures for the charts. The top chart shows the monthly trend in labor productivity and the bottom chart compares productivity across all plants. You find an example of this type of dashboard report below.
Purpose of Labor Productivity Dashboards
Manufacturers use Labor Productivity Dashboards to help managers track productivity numbers in order to quickly react if there are any discrepancies. When used as part of good business practices in a Production department, a company can improve its manufacturing output and margins as well as reduce the chances that executives don’t have good visibility to the efficiency issues are discovered later than necessary.
Labor Productivity Dashboard Example
Here is an example of a Labor Productivity Dashboard to monthly trend and comparison between plants.
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Who Uses This Type of Dashboard report?
The typical users of this type of dashboard report are: Production managers, plant managers.
Other Dashboard reports Often Used in Conjunction with Labor Productivity Dashboards
Progressive Production departments sometimes use several different Labor Productivity Dashboards, along with general headcount and payroll reports, detailed efficiency and productivity reports, manufacturing process dashboards and other management and control tools.
Where Does the Data for Analysis Originate From?
The Actual (historical transactions) data typically comes from management systems or enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems like: Microsoft Dynamics 365 (D365) Finance, Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (D365 BC), Microsoft Dynamics AX, Microsoft Dynamics NAV, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Microsoft Dynamics SL, Sage Intacct, Sage 100, Sage 300, Sage 500, Sage X3, SAP Business One, SAP ByDesign, Acumatica, Netsuite and others.
In analyses where budgets or forecasts are used, the planning data most often originates from in-house Excel spreadsheet models or from professional corporate performance management (CPM/EPM) solutions.
What Tools are Typically used for Reporting, Planning and Dashboards?
Examples of business software used with the data and ERPs mentioned above are:
- Native ERP report writers and query tools
- Spreadsheets (for example Microsoft Excel)
- Corporate Performance Management (CPM) tools (for example Solver)
- Dashboards (for example Microsoft Power BI and Tableau)
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