What is the Task duration log process?
After each process execution, workers must report information about how the task was executed as well as the time taken per task, in order to guarantee information for management teams.
Tasks duration log is a useful tool that allows understanding the time spent on each task of a specific workflow. The information may be stored to be furtherly analyze, the performance measured, and decisions are taken.
To achieve an optimized time, SMED helps reducing the number of tasks, by cutting the ones that are not useful for changeovers, so the process becomes faster, easier and more efficient.
How areTask duration log implemented?
After the task execution, the worker must go to the validation point to provide information about the execution in a paper, for example how long the worker spent on that specific task and how he executed it.
This process is executed by each worker after he performed a specific task. It is a simple process but usually done away from the workplace. It follows 3 main steps:
- User/operator identification: To understand who has executed the task
- Process identification: To associated the worker’s actions to a specific process
- Workers log in and out, before and after the task
The measurements can be done both on a computer, which usually there is only one available per team/section. Or, the time spent on different tasks may be written by the worker in papers, that is furtherly reported to a computer by a team leader, so decision-makers can have access to it.
How Industry 4.0 can influence the process?