Mascidon, LLC


SAP Business  One Add-on Products



Shop Floor Data Collection

Data collection of production from the floor is mechanized with this module.  Mascidon has integrated data collection transactions to improve the accuracy and the speed of reporting production. Our approach is to define the minimum information to be collected and provide the file structures to store the data collected.  After the data is stored, this add-on automatically updates SAP Business One with production records.  The shop floor data collected is maintained in a separate table and can be used for detailed reporting of production by item, by department or by employee.


The actual hardware and software used to collect the data must be developed internally or we can integrate with your current data collection systems.  Mascidon provides simple UDO screens to record production if using PCs on the floor.  This is not recommended because of SAP Business One licensing requirements, but it is an alternative.

The basics of the shop floor data collection system are simple:

  • Create a Production Order with routing steps (requires Mascidon Routers)
  • Print a production order form that includes the PDO – sequence as a single bar code for each sequence on the PDO
  • Release the PDO to the floor
  • When the operator starts work on this PDO – Sequence, they scan their badge and the PDO – Sequence to ‘Clock-On’
  • When the operator completes the work on this PDO – Sequence, they scan their badge and the PDO – Sequence, and then enter the quantity produced  to ‘Clock-Off’
  • Clocking off a sequence on a PDO creates issues to production of components to be relieved at that operation sequence
  • Clocking off a sequence on a PDO creates issues to production of the labor hours to be relieved at that operation sequence (difference in time between clock-on and clock-off)
  • Clocking off a sequence on a PDO creates receipts to production if this is the last sequence in the router for the item being produced
Shop floor data collection process with 'Clock-On' and 'Clock-Off'.  The process is simple, but its implementation requires planning, testing and lots of training for the shop floor personnel.