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Work In Progress (WIP) Software For Manufacturing Production Process Tracking

Efficient WIP inventory and production process tracking software with barcode scanning. Track work in progress (WIP) on the shop floor with the smartphones. Use a QR Inventory mobile app for barcode scanning and real time data collection. Access live status of work in progress inventory and production status via the cloud software web dashboard.

Tracking Production Process Using WIP Software

Here is how you can track manufacturing production process using WIP software and mobile app:

  • Label incoming raw materials with QR codes, or use existing barcodes.
  • Use a QR code scanning mobile app to track raw materials, WIP inventory and finished products in real time.
  • You can track parts, components and materials by part number / SKU, lot number or serial number.
  • Track manufacturing production process on the shop floor in real time.
  • Use mobile forms to collect WIP data, fill out manufacturing quality control forms, product testing forms and inspections checklists.
  • Track WIP inventory and manufacturing production process in real time using smartphones / tablets and a QR Inventory mobile application.
  • Use QR Inventory mobile application for the barcode scanning, work in progress (WIP) data collection, information look up and filling out mobile forms.
  • Authorized employees access up to the minute WIP inventory and work orders status via a secure web dashboard in the QR Inventory software.
  • Collected WIP documentation is preserved as digital records in a secure cloud database and is accessible on demand by the authorized QR Inventory system users.
  • Completely automate WIP tracking using IoT technology. Use Bluetooth gateways and BLE beacon tags to track work in progress automatically without employees needing to do anything extra.
  • Optionally add IoT temperature and humidity monitoring to log environmental conditions for the sensitive materials. Receive instant alerts if conditions go out of the pre-set range.

Production Tracking Using WIP Software: Video


How Do You Track Work In Progress In QR Inventory Software

In QR Inventory software shop floor employees can track work orders through production process in real time without being distracted from their main jobs. They can move work order to the next production step with one QR code scan in the mobile app. If you need to fill out any forms, shop floor employees can do it in the same mobile app.
Mobile app, as well as web interface are linked to the same central database. All authorized software users can access live production data, on the mobile devices and office computers.

Real Time Work In Progress (WIP) Inventory And Production Process Tracking

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Production And WIP Inventory Tracking In The Mobile App

Using QR Inventory mobile app, you can track WIP inventory and manufacturing orders progress on the shop floor in real time from start to finish. Here is what you can track:

  • raw materials, WIP inventory, sub-assemblies and assemblies, and finished work orders
  • inventory used in production, materials returned back to inventory, defective and scrapped materials or parts
  • lot number and serial numbers of used inventory, parts and materials for traceability
  • status of the manufacturing work orders in progress as orders move through production process
  • serial numbers of the equipment, containers or instruments used in production
  • operational conditions
  • what was done on each production process step
  • use smartphones and mobile forms to fill out quality control forms, inspections checklists, product testing forms and other paperwork
  • store WIP digital records in the secure cloud, search and access information on demand from anywhere
  • create pdf documents with the custom look and layout for the customers / outside auditors

WIP inventory and manufacturing production process tracking is done in real time, on the shop floor, using a QR Inventory mobile app. Barcode scanning, mobile forms with the minimal manual entries make work in progress tracking simple, fast and error-free. All collected WIP data are saved as digital records, are never misplaced or lost. Authorized software users can easily search records and access them on demand from anywhere.
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Barcode Scanning For Work In Progress Tracking

Barcode or QR code scanning makes manufacturing production process tracking faster and reduces manual data entry errors. Shop floor employees can use their own mobile devices (smartphones or tablets), or company issued mobile devices for the barcode scanning and WIP data collection on the shop floor.

Smartphone camera works well for barcode or QR codes scanning in absolute majority of cases. Using employees' mobile phones for barcode scanning will save you money and make it easier for the shop floor workers to adjust to the new software. However, if you need to process high volume inventory transactions fast you can use a hand-held barcode scanner attached to the smartphone or tablet. QR Inventory mobile app is natively integrated with the Socket Mobile line of barcode scanners. Native integration allows you to scan inventory very fast, one item after another, without extra navigation and clicks.

Shop floor employees can use barcode scanning to uniquely identify a work order they are tracking, lot numbers and serial numbers of the WIP components, as well as serial numbers of the used equipment or instruments.
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IoT Based WIP Tracking With BLE Tags And Gateways

Bluetooth IoT technology helps you further automate WIP tracking. Install Bluetooth IoT gateway at each work station, and label manufacturing work orders with the BLE tags. Bluetooth IoT gateway will detect manufacturing orders at each work station automatically, as orders arrive and leave the station. Company employees will not need to do any extra work for WIP tracking.
Bluetooth gateway filters and pre-processes data locally before sending them to a back end cloud software. This edge data processing reduces load on the server and network traffic, and makes the entire WIP tracking system more effective.

As with barcode scanning tracking, you can access live production status, as well as process history of the current and past work orders from anywhere via the cloud software web dashboard.

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Production Process Set Up And Documentation

You can use mobile data collection module to manage manufacturing production process, track work in progress and fill out forms.
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Custom Workflows Set Up For Work In Progress (WIP) Tracking

You are in full control of your process and workflow. In QR Inventory software you can define every aspect of the production process using an admin interface of the cloud software. Here is what you can do:

  • Create custom workflows for your manufacturing production process.
  • Define workflow steps. Provide description and instructions for each step to guide shop floor employees through the process.
  • Create custom mobile forms for the data collection on the shop floor. You can create stand alone mobile forms for the discrete tasks, or link mobile forms to the workflow steps.
  • You can use mobile forms to collect required info on each process step, as well as fill out quality control forms and checklists.


Mobile forms in the QR Inventory software are flixible and can accommodate any production process. Mobile forms capabilities make them easy and fast to complete on the shop floor.

Mobile forms can include clarification text and images to guide shop floor employees through the process.

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Production Process Documentation Using Mobile Forms

Production steps and mobile forms that you created via the cloud software web dashboard can be accessed by shop floor employees in the mobile app. They fill out mobile forms and move work orders through the process using a mobile app and QR code or barcode scanning. If you attached a mobile form to the production step shop floor employee will only see and be able to fill out mobile forms relevant to the current work order status.

All data are sent from the mobile app to the back end cloud software in real time. Authorized software users have live access to the work orders progress, status, history and collected WIP data. Optionally, an admin user can prefill a part of the mobile form before pushing it to the mobile devices, as well as edit a completed mobile form or fill "office only" part.

Production Process Traceability And Assemblies Tracking

BOM Inventory - Assemblies & Kits module allows you to track building of assemblies from the components, for both generic and multi-level serialized assemblies. You can track what was added to each assembly, when, by whom, collect additional info on each step, and track lot numbers or serial numbers of components added to each assembly. You know the full path of each serialized part, from origin to using in the final product.
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Parts And Components Traceability

Track raw materials by SKU, lot number or serial number. Trace the path of each serialized part from receiving through work in progress to use in the final product. Achieve end to end traceability.

  • Use barcode scanning to keep track of the parts and components from purchase to storage to work in progress staging to finished goods.
  • Generate and print QR code labels using built-in QR code generation tool, or use existing barcode labels if applicable.
  • Label and scan raw materials inventory as you receive it in the warehouse. Indicate where in the warehouse inventory is stored.
  • Get accurate real time reports on parts and components stock and locations.
  • Scan serial number or lot number of parts as you build assemblies and sub-assemblies. The scan automatically adjusts inventory status and assemblies stock.
  • Easily access lot numbers and serial numbers of components in each serialized assembly. You can do so in the mobile app by scanning a QR code on the assembly, as well as on the office computer.
  • Find which assemblies contain components with the specific lot number in case of problem or recall. React to the problems fast, and limit recall to the absolute minimum.
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Track Work In Progress Assemblies And Finished Products

With the QR Inventory mobile app shop floor employees can easily track every step in the production process, and make this info instantly available to the entire team.

  • Track building of the generic and serialized assemblies on the shop floor with a mobile app and QR code / barcode scanning.
  • Use mobile forms to document every step of the production process.
  • Define what data you want to keep track of for each process step via a cloud software web dashboard.
  • Track installed assembly components by part number, lot number or by serial number. Trace all serialized WIP inventory from start to finish.
  • Track serialized assemblies after they leave your shop: shipment to the customers, delivery, warranty service, maintenance and repairs.
  • Check assembly details, what parts were installed on the assembly, production and maintenance history by scanning a QR code label with a smartphone.
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Create Complex, Multi-Level Serialized Assemblies

With QR Inventory software you can track simple assemblies and sub-assemblies that are completed in one step, as well as complex multi-level assemblies that take days or months to complete.

  • Combine inventory items to create assemblies. Each lower level assembly can be included in the higher level assembly, producing multi-level assemblies.
  • Track assemblies and sub-assemblies in the same manner as regular inventory items. Scan a QR code on the assembly to track production, storage, shipment and delivery to the end user.
  • As you create assemblies and sub-assemblies from parts and components, inventory and assemblies stock is automatically adjusted.
  • Calculate how many generic assemblies you can build from the available inventory stock.
  • Use QR Inventory bill of materials management for streamlining assemblies building, inventory planning and forecasting.


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