Assembly line ideas for Manufacturing

There are a lot of new assembly line ideas coming into the Standard Time® manufacturing software product. Ideas from other manufacturers. Ideas on how to do things better. Give us a call, and we’ll share what we know.  🙂

Tracking Inventory and BOMs on the Shop Floor

Did they track inventory items on the shop floor in the 19th Century? Yes, they did! With all the diligence and accuracy that a nib pen and inkwell offered. Legers were filled and filed. Accounting was checked and rechecked. Inventory was reordered and restocked.

Nothing has changed.

Except the technology.       (scroll down below the video for a few words)

Has anything changed in inventory management in the last hundred years?

Technology has changed!

You’ve got barcode scanners now. That alone reduces tracking and human error by a large factor. It means clerks with nib pens and paper legers are no longer trailing workers to enter inventory items consumed on the shop floor. It means operators are no longer yelling across the shop floor, “I used another box of bolts!

Standard Time has changed.

No… not the shift from daylight savings to Standard Time. We’re talking about the time and materials tracker: Standard Time®. ST is the manufacturing resource manager you need for inventory tracking on the shop floor.

Download Standard Time and give inventory management a try.

Tracking Time and Materials on the Shop Floor

Let’s get into a slightly more detailed layer of time and expense tracking with the upcoming Standard Time® 2022. The video below takes a closer look.

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Exactly how do you enter time and expense records into ST? How are they organized and arranged? How can managers, supervisors, and normal end-users consume the information. The video introduces all these concepts, but leaves most of the learning to you. Hope you enjoy exploring and trying things!

You can download ST and try all these things right now.

Scan Barcodes on Shop Floor for Manufacturing

Get a look at the future of barcode scanning on the shop floor. This is Standard Time® 2022, expected to be released in the first quarter of 2022. If you’re watching this after the first quarter of 2022, then it’s available now!

Standard Time® 2022 Projects and Project Tasks

Learn the basics of project management in the new Standard Time®. This video will get you started. You’ll learn how to create a new project and tasks. And, you’ll learn where to find them in ST. That’s a start!

Now that you’ve created some jobs with tasks, you can put them to work. How about scanning them on the shop floor? That will get actuals directly from employees with minimal effort. All you need is a barcode scanner.

Getting started with projects, jobs and work orders

Itching to start a new job in Standard Time®? This video will help. It’s a full tutorial for creating new jobs, projects, and work orders in ST.

What can you do with a project in ST?  (scroll down below the video for a list)

Here’s a list of things you can do with a job in ST:

  1. Scan barcodes to start and stop a timer for that job
  2. Enter hours directly into the timesheet for the job
  3. Enter expenses (or materials) consumed on the shop floor
  4. View future workload based on projects and tasks
  5. View future employee availability based on that new job
  6. View a Gantt chart of the job and its tasks
  7. Drag and drop tasks to reschedule or “slot” the job for production
  8. See future revenue you’ll receive from the job
  9. Send an invoice to a client for the time and materials on the job

Pretty nice? Yeah!

Let us know what you think of the new ST2022 interface.


Standard Time® 2022 Overview

You asked for an overview of Standard Time® 2022, and here it is!

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Standard Time is one of the best tools for manufacturing. You get work order status in a WIP screen. You get employee status. You get job status. Those dashboards are populated by barcode scans from the shop floor. Employees scan in, and scan out of their jobs. You get real-time metrics off the shop floor. You know exactly what’s happening, as it happens.

Want to try it?

Download Standard Time right now!

Use barcodes on your assembly line

Have you considered using barcodes on your assembly lines? The little video below may inspire you to try it out. (scroll down below for details)


Standard Time® is the best tool for scanning barcodes on the assembly line. Thousands of employees use it every day. Companies gather work order data from those scans, and adjust production to match actuals on the shop floor.

For instance…

  1. Reprioritize jobs, based on the progress of others
  2. Notify clients when jobs pass milestones
  3. Help employees become better at their jobs
  4. Retool when bottlenecks become obvious
  5. Got an idea of your own? Give Standard Time a try!

Download Standard Time today!

Factory Floor Time Tracking Improvements

Your factory floor may be improved with Standard Time®. Here’s how: consider using barcodes on the shop floor to track time and materials. The little video below will serve as inspiration to check this out. Google “Standard Time Barcoding” on YouTube. You’ll likely find some videos on employee time tracking on the shop floor.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Scan an employee name
  2. Scan a work order
  3. Scan a task name
  4. A timer will start
  5. Complete the task you’re working on
  6. Scan your username again
  7. Scan STOP
  8. The timer will stop
  9. You now have collected timestamps, employee, work order, and task for every job on the shop floor. Use that to improve workflow.