TDC - QC Labor Category
This category is a one time entry of a constant, updated annually, exported from your existing computer systems. Your existing method of calculation need only meet the TDC recommendations below. As with all labor categories, cost should be net cost (insurance, SSC, benefits, etc.), not just base salary.
As with all the labor categories, your accounting software is a good source to export or link all the various Quality Control wages to your downtime cost reporting software. Tracking this manpower cost in relation to downtime cost can be automated through I.D. tags, or typical work order reports.
When calculating the cost of re-work, it often will bring insight to the most cost effective solution, in regards to the re-work or scrap question. Often re-work demands over-time, trips to customer locations and other hidden costs that are not given full consideration.
Note: Quality does not cost, it pays.
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