Using workcenters to organize manufacturing processes and allocate direct costs

What is a Workcenter?

A workcenter is a place or process where value is added during manufacturing.

How should I use Workcenters?

In DataNinja, a Labor Step occurs within a workcenter. Most use the workcenter name as a title. The workcenter is a way to give meaning to the location where the labor step attributes will be collected during manufacturing.

For advanced cost accounting, workcenters can be used to burden fixed and variable costs onto produced inventory. Workcenter-specific costing configurations include:

  • Scrap Quantity
  • Scrap Percent
  • Move hours
  • Pieces Before Re Setup
  • Resetup Hours
  • Queue Hours
  • Fixed Setup Hours
  • Number of Operators
  • Variable Run Labor Hours per Produced part
  • Fixed Run Labor Hours Per Batch Yield
  • Batch Yield Per Fixed Run Labor