What is a Direct Labor Turnover Dashboard ?

Employee turnover reports are considered workforce analysis tools and are used by human resource (HR) and plant managers to monitor key metrics for their direct labor teams. Some of the main functionality in this type of dashboard report is that it provides graphical workforce analysis of monthly trends as well as KPI benchmarking across plants. The three charts on the top shows: 1) Employee headcount trend, 2) Employee separations trend, 3) Employee turnover rate trend. The three charts on the bottom displays: 1) Employee headcount by plant, 2) Employee separations by plant, 3) Employee turnover rate by plant. At the bottom of the repoirt (not visible in the example) you find a report with the figures used in the charts. You find an example of this type of dashboard report below.

Purpose of Direct Labor Turnover Dashboards

Manufacturers use Direct Labor Turnover Dashboards to easily monitor turnover metrics for their direct labor workforce. When used as part of good business practices in a HR department department, a company can improve its margins and efficiency as well as reduce the chances that executives don’t have good visibility to employee retention which can lead to higher costs and ultimately lower profitability.

Direct Labor Turnover Dashboard Example

Here is an example of a Direct Labor Turnover Dashboard with trend and plant comparison KPIs.

Example of a Direct Labor Turnover Dashboard for a Manufacturing Company

Example of a Direct Labor Turnover Dashboard for a Manufacturing Company

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Who Uses This Type of Dashboard report?

The typical users of this type of dashboard report are: Plant managers, HR managers and executives.

Other Dashboard reports Often Used in Conjunction with Direct Labor Turnover Dashboards

Progressive HR department departments sometimes use several different Direct Labor Turnover Dashboards, along with general detailed HR transaction reports, workforce dashboards, workforce planning models, salary budgets and other management and control tools.

Where Does the Data for Analysis Originate From?

The Actual (historical transactions) data for competitors 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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