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PRODUCTIVITY CONTROLLING 1.2

An application for monitoring productivity in small to medium size businesses of the manufacturing industry.

The software was used to offer controlling services to customer companies, primarily regional shoe companies. The analysis of the collected productivity data was done on a daily, monthly, quarterly, and yearly basis and helped the customers to improve the productivity of their manufacturing processes.

Main Window
Main Window

The program is based on a number system to classify the different data collections. Encoded in the number system is the hierarchical structure of the company and department to be controlled. A 3-part number is assigned to all departments, where each part represents a level in the organizational structure.

Organization Number Assignment
Organization Number Assignment

The next step is to create the actual departments in the hierarchy, created previously. Numbers are attached to actual department names.

Define Organization
Define Organization

Working tasks are classified into general, common, and supporting tasks. All tasks get a two-digit number assigned where common tasks get numbers between 80 and 89 and supporting tasks get numbers between 90 and 99. The general tasks have numbers from 00 to 79. Those are defined later during the actual data collection phase.

Assign Task Numbers
Assign Task Numbers

On the following screen employees are assigned to departments and their general working times are defined.

Department Base Data
Department Base Data

The following screens show the actual data collection interface. Data must be entered into these masks on a daily basis.

Daily Tasks
Daily Tasks

Daily Task Types
Daily Task Types

On the basis of the entered data the following reports are offered by the software:

Daily Productivity Tasks
Daily Productivity Tasks
Daily Productivity Departments
Daily Productivity Departments
Productivity Times
Productivity Times
Productivity Tasks
Productivity Tasks
Distribution Time Departments
Distribution Time Departments
Distribution Activity Times
Distribution Activity Times
Amount Task Times
Amount Task Times
Distribution Task Department
Distribution Task Department
  • Daily Productivity Tasks
    Productivity of all tasks of one department on one day, together with the monthly sums.
  • Daily Productivity Departments
    Daily productivity for departments on one single day.
  • Productivity Times
    Time based productivity over the specified period.
  • Productivity Tasks
    Productivity of tasks over the defined period. For the average calculation only values inside the tolerance area were taken into account.
  • Distribution Time Departments
    Distribution of the absence times of the employees over the defined period.
  • Distribution Activity Times
    Distribution of activity times of the employees over the defined period.
  • Amount Task Times
    Amount of task times over time.
  • Distribution Task Department
    Distribution of tasks per department, restricted to the seven most frequent tasks of the department.

The macro features are used to combine several reports for display or printing.

Display Macros
Display Macros
Macro Definition
Macro Definition
Create Department Macro
Create Department Macro
Create Task Macro
Create Task Macro
TypeSoftware Developer at ProCom GmbH
EnvironmentWindows 3.1, Borland C++ 3.1, C++, OWL