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PERCEPTION® WORK-PAC™

Labor Planning & Cost Management


The following outlines a basic 16-hour training program for new users.   

I.          Overview - 3 hours

·         Primary labor planning & cost management functions

·         Menu bar selections

·         Tool bar selections

·         General system operations

 

II.         Planning the project - 3 hours

·         Defining project work breakdown structure (WBS)

·         Defining work centers

·         Labor & material budgets

·         Labor & material schedules

·         Subcontract schedules

·         Work orders

·         Requisitions & long lead items

·         Manpower requirements planning

 

III.        Scheduling the project - 2 hours

·         Using Microsoft Project

·         Importing Project Activity Schedules

·         Assigning work orders to activities

·         Assigning requisitions to activities

·         Updating activity schedules

·         Updating work order schedules

·         Updating requisition schedules

 

IV.       Discrete Work Orders - 1 hour

·         Creation of work order

·         Modify a work order

·         Rework

·         Change orders

 

V.        Time Phased Work Orders (monthly sub-tasks) - ½ hour

·         Create a time phased work order

·         Modify a time phased work order

 

VI.       Distributed Work Orders (labor across multiple WBS elements) - ½ hour

·         Create a distributed work order

·         Modify a distributed work order

 

VII.      Pallets - 1 hour

·         Create pallet material requirements for work order

 

VIII.     Approve and Issue Work Orders - ½ hour

·         Work order lists

·         Work order tickets

·         Work order authorization

 

IX.       Time Charges – ½ hour

·         Defining employee clock numbers

·         Enter time charges against work orders

·         Post charges to work orders

·         Refresh project status (production rollups)

·         Transactions with Payroll

 

X.        Global Modifications – ½ hour

·         Shift schedules

·         Factor budgets

·         Apply labor rates

·         Global defaults

 

XI.       Closing Work Orders – ½ hour

·         Refresh project status (production rollups)

 

XII.      Reports – 1 hour

·         Summary WBS reports

·         Detail work order reports

·         Detail transaction reports

·         Exception reports

·         Steel production reports

·         Cost & performance tracking graphics

·         WBS drill down

 

XIII.  Managing the project – 2 hours

·         Progress

·         Actual costs versus earned values

·         Forecasting estimated costs and schedules at completion

·         Cost & schedule variances

·         Trends

·         Forecasting remaining manpower requirements

 


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