Work In Progress (WIP) Tracking Software For Custom Manufacturing

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

  • Track raw materials, WIP inventory and finished products in real time with barcode scanning.
  • Track parts, components and materials by part number / SKU, lot number or serial number.
  • Track work orders progress 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 work orders in real time using smartphones / tablets and 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.

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Real Time Work In Progress (WIP) Inventory And Work Order Tracking

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

  • raw inventory materials, WIP inventory, sub-assemblies and assemblies, and finished work orders
  • inventory used for the work order, materials returned back to the inventory, defective and scrapped materials or parts
  • track lot number / serial numbers of used inventory, parts and materials for traceability
  • status of the work order in progress as it moves through the production steps
  • serial numbers of the equipment, containers or instruments used in the manufacturing production process
  • operational conditions, what was done on each process step
  • use mobile forms and a smartphone / tablet to fill out quality control forms, inspections checklists, product testing forms
  • 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

All inventory and production process tracking is done in real time, on the shop floor using a QR Inventory mobile application. Barcode scanning, mobile forms with the minimal manual entries makes work in progress tracking simple, fast and error-free. All collected WIP documentation is saved as digital records, is never misplaced or lost, is easily searchable and is accessible from anywhere to the authorized users of the QR Inventory software.
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Barcode Scanning For Work In Progress Tracking

Barcode scanning makes data collection faster and reduces errors associated with the manual data entry. With the QR Inventory software, 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 the barcode / QR code scanning in absolute majority of cases and will save you money on the purchasing of the inventory scanning hardware. 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 application is natively integrated with the Socket Mobile line of barcode scanners. Native integration allows you to process inventory transactions very fast, by scanning one inventory item after another without interruption, extra clicking or navigation.

Shop floor employees can use barcode scanning to uniquely identify a work order they are tracking, scanning lot numbers / serial numbers of the WIP components and ingredients, as well as scanning serial numbers of the used equipment and / or instruments.
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WIP Data Collection For The Manufacturing Operations

Using QR Inventory mobile application you can collect all required work in progress information using custom mobile forms. Create custom mobile forms via the QR Inventory software web dashboard - and shop floor employees will get the form for the task at hand on their mobile devices. Attach mobile forms to the corresponding wrkflow steps - and shop floor employee will only see and be able to fill out mobile forms relevant to the current work order status.

Mobile forms can include clarification text and image(s) to guide shop floor employees through the maufacturing production process. Optionally, an administrator can prefill a part of the mobile form before pushing it to the mobile devices, as well as edit completed mobile form or fill "office only" part.

QR Inventory software and it's mobile data collection module has lots of capabilities to accommodate any production process. These links will provide more information on mobile forms capabilities and mobile data collection tools.
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Custom Workflows For Work In Progress (WIP) Tracking

Use mobile data collection module to manage manufacturing production process and track work in progress.

  • Create custom workflows for your manufacturing production process via the admin web dashboard.
  • Define workflow steps, provide description / instructions for each step to guide shop floor employees through the process.
  • Create custom mobile forms for the work in progress data collection on the shop floor. Create stand alone mobile forms, or link mobile forms to the specific workflow steps.
  • You can use mobile forms to collect operational data, record serial numbers of the used equipment and instruments, record operational conditions, as well as fill out manufacturing quality control forms and checklists.
  • Shop floor employees fill out mobile forms and move manufacturing work orders through the process using a smartphone and QR code / barcode scanning.
  • All authorized employees have live access to the work orders progress, status, history and all collected WIP data.
  • Access detailed history of the past manufacturing work orders: dates, operations performed, employees who performed the operations, collected data and completed forms.
  • Filter WIP documentation by multiple parameters to find required information fast.
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Track Work In Progress Assemblies And Finished Products

  • Track building of the generic and serialized assemblies on the shop floor with a smartphone and QR code / barcode scanning.
  • Use mobile forms to document every step of the work order process.
  • Define what data do you want to collect / keep track of for each manufacturing process step via a web dashboard.
  • Track lot numbers of the parts and components installed on each serialized assembly, when serialized inventory was installed, by whom, and any required production details.
  • 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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Track Raw Materials Inventory With Barcode / QR Code Scanning

  • Use smartphones and QR Inventory mobile application for tracking raw materials through work in progress to the finished goods.
  • Use barcode scanning to keep track of the raw inventory materials from purchase to storage to work in progress staging to finished goods.
  • Generate and print QR code labels using QR Inventory software built-in QR code generation tool, or use existing barcode labels if applicable.
  • Label and scan inventory as you receive it in the warehouse. Indicate where in the warehouse inventory is stored.
  • Get accurate real time reports on raw materials and finished goods stock and locations.
  • Scan inventory as you build assemblies and sub-assemblies - as you do, inventory and assemblies stock is automatically adjusted.
  • Account for the invetory parts and materials used for each manufacturing work order.
  • Track materials by SKU, lot number / batch number or serial number. Achieve end-to-end traceability.
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Create Complex, Multi-Level Serialized Assemblies

  • 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 the regular inventory items: scan QR code on the assembly to track production, storage, shipment and delivery to the end user.
  • As you create assemblies and sub-assemblies from the inventory items, 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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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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