Manufacturing Inventory Software: Inventory Management & Traceability With Barcode Scanning

Manufacturing inventory management and traceability linked to the every day operations on the shop floor

Manufacturing inventory software / traceability software does not have to be complex, expensive and disconnected from the every day operations on the shop floor. With QR Inventory cloud software + mobile application, you can keep track of the inventory and manufacturing production process on the shop floor and in the warehouses in real time using barcode scanning.

  • Barcode / QR code scanning inventory management on the shop floor
  • Track warehouse inventory, work in progress inventory and finished goods inventory
  • Track inventory by SKU, lot number or serial number
  • End to end traceability for the raw materials and finished goods
  • Track building of the generic and serialized multi-level assemblies
  • Track work order / job progress
  • Collect data on each project step using digital mobile forms for manufacturing
  • Do all tracking and data collection on the shop floor in real time using smartphones and QR Inventory mobile application
  • Send data collected on the mobile devices to a secure cloud in real time
  • Give all authorized employees live access to everything in production
  • Eliminate physical paperwork and have all manufacturing documentation organized, easily searchable and accessible by the authorized personnel
  • Analyze collected data to optimize manufacturing process and find the possible reasons for the problems
  • Share traceability information with your supply chain partners using blockchain technology

Barcode Inventory Management: Real Time Manufacturing Inventory Control On The Shop Floor

Track inventory on the shop floor during manufacturing process in real time. Use smartphones and QR Inventory mobile application for barcode scanning and processing inventory transactions. Avoid problems caused by the delayed entries into a desktop manufacturing inventory system, manual data entries, spreadsheets and paper notes.

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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), shop floor, job shop, in the field in real time, as manufacturing operations are taking place.
  • Use barcode / QR code scanning for the data access and collection. Avoid errors caused by the 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.

Bill Of Materials (BOM) And Assemblies Building

Use BOM inventory: assemblies & kits module to create a list of materials (BOM) for the assemblies you are building. Track building of serialized and generic assemblies on the shop floor using smartphones and QR Inventory mobile application for barcode scanning. Track and trace materials and final products from the origin to the customer delivery, achieve end to end traceability.

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Track Building Of Serialized And Generic Assemblies Using A Smartphone And Barcode Scanning

  • Create vill of materials (BOM) for the generic assemblies from your parts and inventory.
  • Track the process of building complex multi-level assemblies (assemblies can include sub-assemblies, that in turn can include lower level sub-assemblies, etc.)
  • Track assembly building process on the shop floor in real time by scanning components with a smartphone. When assemblies are built, components are automatically subtracted from the inventory, and assemblies are added.
  • Once created, an assembly is 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 the 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 the serialized assemblies, and apply the list to multiple serialized assemblies with the same composition.
  • As you are building a serialized assembly on the shop floor, scan lot numbers / serial numbers of the components, parts and materials that you adding to an assembly against the list.
  • At any moment find an assembly status, what had been added, when and by whom, serial numbers / lot numbers of the assembly components, and if applicable - an assembly post-production history.

Mobile Forms For Manufacturing Quality Control, Accountability And Documentation

Use smartphones and the mobile forms to collect all necessary data for the manufacturing process accountability and reporting. 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, data recording, etc. - any type of forms that you need for documenting the manufacturing process can be created, filled out, securely stored and accessed at any time.

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Collect Manufacturing Process Data On The Shop Floor Using Mobile Devices

  • Create custom mobile forms via a web dashboard. If / when you change workflow or a process, update forms as needed.
  • Shop floor employees can download and fill out mobile forms on their mobile devices (smartphones, tablets) as each project step is completed.
  • Mobile forms can be used for:
    • Data collection and recording (e.g. record serial numbers of the equipment and instruments used, record measured parameters such as weight or temperature, etc.)
    • Filling out quality control and testing forms
    • Conducting inspections
    • Sending problem reports
    • And other tasks that require data collection and recording
  • 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.
  • If a supervisor needs to verify and sign off on the completed task, an employee can collect a signature on the mobile device and include it as a part of the submitted record.
  • Instantly create pdf documentation for the internal use, for the customers or outside auditors. View, print, e-mail pdf documents from the smartphone or using a web dashboard.
  • Define pdf documents layout and what should be included using custom templates.

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 progress on the shop floor using smartphone for barcode / QR code scanning and filling out forms / checklists. Link mobile forms to the workflow steps - and shop floor employees will clearly see which 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 on 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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Manufacturing 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 lot numbers of the materials that go into intermediate or finished products. Scan in lot numbers instead of entering them manually to avoid mistakes.
  • Track product batch 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 and checklists on each step of the process. Locate and correct deficiencies fast, before they lead to a larger problem.
  • Produce a proper documentation chain and restore every step of the process if necessary.
  • Share traceability information across the entire supply chain using blockchain traceability software.

Manufacturing Process Documentation

Produce required manufacturing process documentation instantly, store in a secure cloud for on semand access. Send documents to Sharepoint intranet for team review and collaboration.

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Generate PDF Documents For Quality Control, Testing And Inspections

  • Generate PDF documents for the production process instantly on the mobile device, or later in the office via the web dashboard.
  • View, print and / or e-mail pdf reports directly from a smartphone, or from the office computer.
  • You define PDF reports looks and layout via custom templates.
  • Include your branding, information on your company, product information, collected data, images and signature.
  • Use PDF reports for internal communications, customers and / or outside auditors.
  • Send documents to sharepoint intranet for team review and collaboration.

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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QR Inventory and QR Mobile Data are brand names of inventory management and mobile forms software by AHG -- a provider of mobile and cloud-based applications for business. Our unified mobile platform improves business operations efficiency by eliminating manual tasks and physical paperwork, while providing a secure cloud storage for the business records, real time access to business data for all stakeholders, comprehensive data reporting and analytics. Headquartered in beautiful Boise, Idaho, AHG software is used to manage hundreds of millions of dollars annually in inventory and assets.

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