Smart Inventory Management For Manufacturing

Inventory Management For Manufacturing: Modern Mobile Software With Barcode Scanning

Manufacturing inventory software does not have to be complex, expensive and disconnected from the every day operations on the factory floor. With QR Inventory, you can keep track of inventory levels, build assemblies according to the bill of materials, track manufacturing process and collect data on the shop floor and warehouses in real time using mobile devices. Your employees will be able to use regular smartphones or tablets for QR code / barcode scanning, filling out mobile forms, tracking manufacturing process through the stages and data look up. Information collected with the mobile devices is sent to a secure, centralized cloud location and is instantly available to all authorized users.

Real Time Inventory Control During Manufacturing Operations

Have an accurate inventory picture at all times, make sure nothing falls through the cracks. Avoid problems caused by delayed entries into a desktop inventory system, manual data entries, spreadsheets and paper notes. Use barcode scanning for speed and accuracy.

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Track Materials, Parts And Inventory In Real Time With Barcode Scanning

  • Track materials, parts and finished goods in multiple locations: warehouse(s), factory floor, job shop, in the field in real time, as manufacturing operations are taking place.
  • Use barcode / QR code / NFC tags scanning for data access and collection. Avoid errors caused by manual entries.
  • Use regular smartphones or tablets for barcode / QR code scanning, data entry and look up. Since each employee has a scanner (smartphone) in his or her pocket, there are no delays in inventory updates.
  • Customize inventory tracking and data collection process to your manufacturing workflow. Create custom transaction types and define what information to collect via a web dashboard.
  • Improve your information flow: collected data are sent to a secure centralized cloud location and are immediately available to all authorized users / devices.
  • Look up inventory stock and locations, parts and materials specifications instantly on a smartphone by scanning QR code / barcode.
  • QR Inventory is integrated with MISys Manufacturing software. Send data collected on the shop floor to MISys Manufacturing in real time.

Mobile Forms For Quality Control, Accountability And Documentation

Collect all necessary data for accountability and reporting on site using a smartphone. You are in full control of what data to collect. Create custom mobile forms via a web dashboard, change as needed. Your employees will always have the correct forms to fill out on their mobile devices. Inspections, quality control, checklists, etc. - any type of forms that you need for your manufacturing process can be created, filled out, securely stored and accessed at any time.

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Collect Data, Fill Out Forms On Site Using A Smartphone

  • Create custom mobile forms via a web dashboard. If / when you change workflow or a process, update forms as needed.
  • Your employees can download and fill out mobile forms on their mobile devices (smartphones, tablets) on site as each project step is completed.
  • Include clarifications and / or images in the forms to make sure your employees know what to do.
  • Optionally administrators can pre-fill part of the form and push it to the mobile device(s) for completion.
  • Collected data are sent to a secure centralized cloud location and are immediately available to all authorized users / devices.
  • Administrators can review submitted forms via a web dashboard. They can further add information or edit the form data if needed.
  • Collect electronic signatures on a smartphone. Create pdf documents with the signature included based on your template. View, print, e-mail psf from the smartphone or using a web dashboard.

Manufacturing Process Tracking, Workflow Management

Always know the status of the current projects. Define workflows via a web dashboard, and let your employees track projects through the stages on their smartphones. Link mobile forms to the process steps - and your employees will clearly see what form(s) they need to fill out. Review a complete history of the project or product batch: dates, employees involved, who did what, collected data and forms filled out at each step.

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Track Projects And Product Batches Through The Entire Manufacturing Process

  • Create custom workflows/processes via a web dashboard. Create workflow steps, and, optionally, mobile form(s) that need to be filled out on each step.
  • Provide instructions for each step to guide your employees through the manufacturing process.
  • Employees can access project status, instructions, fill out necessary forms and move the project to the next step on site using their smartphone.
  • Receive an e-mail alert when the project is moved to the next step, or if there is a problem during inspection or quality control.
  • Get a real time 360 degree view of the current projects and work in progress.
  • Access an entire history of each project / product batch. Filter data by multiple parameters to find required information fast.
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Quality Control And Traceability

Achieve forward and backward traceability of inventory, parts and materials. Pin-point and eliminate defficiencies in the production process before they lead to a larger problem. Quickly locate and recall all products that may be defective or contaminated.

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Full Traceability Of The Manufacturing Process And Materials

  • Track inventory by a lot number / batch number or serial number.
  • Record all batch information on site on a mobile device, as soon as material is produced or received. Access batch information by scanning QR code or barcode with a smartphone.
  • Track batch numbers that go into intermediate or finished products. Scan in batch numbers instead of entering manually to avoid mistakes.
  • Track product through the process, from the origin to distribution, by scanning QR code / barcode and recording necessary information on a smartphone.
  • Fill out quality control forms, checklists on each step of the process. Locate and correct problems fast, before they could lead to a much larger problem.
  • Produce a proper documentation chain and restore every step of the process if necessary.

Manufacturing Process Documentation

Document your processes. Generate, store and distribute pdf reports. Control look and layout of PDF reports through templates.

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Generate PDF Documents For Quality Control And Inspections

  • Generate PDF documents for all forms that you are filling out, on a smartphone and / or via a web dashboard.
  • View, print and / or e-mail pdf reports from a smartphone.
  • You are in a complete control of the PDF reports looks and layout.
  • Control PDF reports look and layout using templates. Upload and change templates as needed.

Bill Of Materials

Create a list of materials that go into an assembly. Track building of serialized and non-serialized assemblies using smartphones and barcode scanning. Find what materials batch and which serialized assets went into each assembly.

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Track Building Of Assemblies And Kits Using A Smartphone And Barcode Scanning

  • Specify components list that go into each assembly.
  • Build multi-level assemblies (assemblies can include sub-assemblies, that in turn can include lower level sub-assemblies, etc.)
  • Track building of assemblies on the shop floor by scanning components with a smartphone. When assemblies are built, components are automatically subtracted from the inventory, and assemblies are added.
  • Once created, assemblies can be tracked like any other inventory item - you can track assemblies quantity and transactions using a smartphone.
  • Build unique on-demand or serialized assemblies, and keep track of serial numbers / batch number of the materials used in each assembly.
  • Add the same set of items to multiple assemblies at once.
  • Keep track of the work in progress on building serialized assemblies.
  • Create a generic components list for serialized assemblies. Build assemblies against the list by scanning the actual components batch number / serial number.

Barcode Inventory Management, Real Time Data Collection And Traceability For Manufacturing - Case Study

QR Inventory helps a manufacturing company to efficiently run every day operations and keep accurate records of the manufacturing process.

Ionex Research Corporation Interview / Case Study

How Ionex Research Corporation, a manufacturer of high-performance process filtration and treatment equipment, increased operations efficiency, improved communication between departments and solved physical paperwork and record-keeping problems with QR Inventory / QR Mobile Data software.

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