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Janet Kar By Janet Kar • April 12, 2019

Link3D’s Additive MES Series Part 11: Labor Management


Is labor a significant expenditure for your OEM or Tier 1 Service Bureau? Do you know where and how labor is allocated at your additive manufacturing facility? Are you able to identify labor intensive vs efficient processes? 



When you’re looking for an MES solutions with a labor management point of view, you want to be able to:

  • Streamline hour and labor tracking to figure out who is involved and how long it takes to complete each operational sequence
  • Automate employee scheduling making it easy for users to automatically assign or self-assign jobs
  • Improve job costing at each level for financial and management accounting purposes

All of these labor management elements must be tied to work orders of a part, upstream and downstream production processes, preventative maintenance, troubleshooting and other activities that require human labor.

With a built-in data analytics and reporting solution, managers and operators can monitor and analyze labor productivity and job costing per process, per equipment, or as a whole.

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1. Operations & Detailed Sequencing

2. Resource Allocation & Status

3. Dispatching Production Unit

4. Performance Analysis

5. Maintenance Management

6. Process Management 

7. Quality Management 

8. Data Collection & Acquisition

9. Product Tracking & Genealogy

10. Labor Management 

11. Document Management


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