The Productivity Log is an integral part of the Service Manager System. It is a Microsoft Works spreadsheet used to track how productive mechanics are, in terms of dollars of labor generated per hour worked. This information is useful in evaluating individual mechanic’s performance. It is also a critical piece of information needed when using the Production Schedule.
* The illustration below shows a partial Productivity Log, including information for one mechanic for one week. The entire spreadsheet enables tracking productivity for up to 15 mechanics at a time for four weeks. All you have to do to use the Productivity Log is fill in the yellow cells with information such as the date the week begins, the name of the mechanic, and the labor dollar value of each job completed by each mechanic.
* At the end of the week, the Production Log automatically generates summary information for the week in the blue and green cells (see below). The summary information includes: how much work was completed each day, what the weekly total is, what the rate of productivity per hour was, and to what mechanic and week the summaries apply. The illustration below shows that for the week ending 7/1/2001, John A. did $1401.00 of service work at the rate of $35.03 per hour.
* After keeping a production log current for four weeks, one additional piece of summary data is automatically calculated. As the dark green cells in the illustration below show, for the four-week period ending 7/22/01, John A. averaged producing $41.60 of service work per hour worked.