Shop Floor Inventory Management And Data Collection

Job Shop Stock Control, Tracking Work In Progress And Shop Floor Data Collection

Manage inventory, track work in progress and collect data on the shop floor in real time using QR Inventory cloud software / mobile application combo. Your employees can use their own mobile devices (smartphones or tablets) for barcode scanning, processing inventory transactions, filling out mobile forms and information look up.
QR Inventory mobile application is connected to a centralized cloud database for the real time information exchange. All authorized employees have an access to up-to-the minute information on inventory stock and projects status, on the desktop computers in the office and on the mobile devices on the shop floor.

Job Shop Inventory Control In Real Time

Give your employees a tool to record inventory transactions on the spot, on the shop floor or in the warehouse, at the time a transaction is taking place. Whenever you receive materials from a vendor, produce parts, use inventory to create a sub-assembly or a finished product, your employees can record this transaction instantly on a smartphone. Use smartphone camera for barcode scanning, and mobile forms to record additional information about the transaction (such as project, client, job number, etc.). You define what information to collect for each inventory transaction via an admin web dashboard, and your employees will have the correct form on their smartphones to fill out.
Since smartphones are so easy to carry around and your employees always have them in their pocket, there are no delays in inventory updates - each transaction is recorded at the time it takes place. As a result, all employees have an accurate up-to-the minute inventory stock, location and usage information.

Shop Floor Data Collection

Collect all data on the projects in progress on the shop floor in real time using custom mobile forms. Create forms that you need via an admin web dashboard (checklists, quality control, inspection forms, time tracking forms, etc.), and your employees will access them on a smartphone by scanning QR code / barcode. Your employees can fill out the form on a smartphone, take photos if applicable, collect electronic signature, and submit filled out form to a secure cloud. If necessary, (s)he will be able to create PDF report that includes collected data, photos and signature, and e-mail it from a smartphone to selected e-mail addresses.
Administrator can access filled out forms via a web interface, edit or fill out "office only" part if necessary. Completed forms are stored in a centralized cloud location, and can be accessed by authorized employees from anywhere on as needed basis. Use multiple filters to find form that you need fast.

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Track Work In Progress From Start To Finish

Track custom manufacturing projects through the steps on site, using a smartphone for barcode scanning and data collection / editing. Create workflow(s) via the web interface, define and provide description for each step, and link custom mobile forms to the project steps.
Employees on the shop floor will be able access project status and everything that was done up-to-date by scanning QR code / barcode label with a smartphone or tablet. They can then fill out the form(s) that still need to be filled out for the current step, and move a project on the next step. This action optionally can trigger an automatic email alert.
Administrators / office employees can check all projects in progress, their current status and up-to-date history, including employees, dates, completed steps and filled out forms via the web reports. They can also pull out and review the detailed history of all completed projects.

Bill Of Materials And Assemblies Tracking

Track building of assemblies using a smartphone and barcode scanning. Using bill of materials / assemblies and kits module of QR Inventory, you can:

  • Create bill of materials for the generic assemblies you are building.
  • Create a generic components list for serialized assemblies. Build assemblies against the list by scanning the actual components batch number / serial number.
  • Calculate how many assemblies you can build from the available materials, and what do you need to order / produce to build specified number of assemblies.
  • 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.
  • Keep track of the work in progress on building serialized assemblies.
  • Track serialized assemblies - warranty, repairs, etc. after the order is shipped to the customer.

    Inventory Traceability And Quality Control

    Track parts and materials by lot number / batch number for inventory traceability. Record what batch number or serialized inventory was used for each assembly / project. Scan in batch numbers instead of entering them manually.
    Find what assembly(ies) included a component with a certain lot number / serial number, where these assemblies were shipped. Access the complete history of each product batch, from the time you received it from a vendor or produced internally, to the time it was used in a project or installed on an assembly.

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