Fabrication Shops Use Barcodes

Fab shops use Standard Time and barcodes for job tracking. Here’s how:

scroll down for a little inspiration video

And then read this:
Set up a $70 scanning tablet where employees can scan jobs. Tell them to start by scanning their name name. Then scan a job number. A timer starts, and the employee is free to walk off and start the work. When they finish, they return to the scanning station, scan their name again, and then the word STOP. That’s it!

Now you’ve got timestamped records of job status. Wow, that was easy!

Give it a try at the Standard Time cloud site.


Barcode Scanning Inventory

Want to track inventory usage on the shop floor with barcodes? The video below will show you how. It’s not hard.

You’ll just need a barcode scanner connected to any tablet or computer. Print your own barcode labels, or scan SKU’s on existing inventory items. A single scan records usage.

You can’t get any simpler than that!

Track Job Progress

Track job progress with ST

Livestream ST Overview

Here is an overview of Standard Time from a livestream webinar.  It covers the very basics, and may help inspire you to try some of the features and capabilities in the program.

After viewing this overview, check out the ScoutwestInc YouTube channel for detailed videos.

Manufacturing Work In Progress

Hey, want an airport “arrivals” and “departures” screen for your jobs on the shop floor? Watch this video for some inspiration. What you need is a “Work In Progress” screen. It shows all your manufacturing jobs currently on the shop floor.

Manage Production Jobs In Graphical Calendar

You may have hundreds of project and thousands of tasks for engineering and production. This video shows how to manage those tasks in a calendar. Specifically, a graphical calendar that displays tasks on dates and hours of the day. Drag and drop tasks to various dates to manage start and finish dates. Then view a bar chart of future manpower efforts in what we call the “Resource Allocation” chart.

This video uses the Standard Time cloud test site.

Standard Time Cloud on a Cellphone

Operators can use their cellphone’s on the shop floor to start timers for work orders, jobs, and projects. Just speak, and timers start automatically!

Yep, that’s right! Just speak to start work order timers!

Why is this valuable? Because everybody carries a mobile phone, and they are easy devices to record time, even on the job site.

Watch this little video to learn how.

Engineers Track Employee Progress

Manufacturing engineers use barcodes and dashboards to track employee hours, jobs, status, customer orders. Watch this little video for inspiration.  🙂


Upcoming Jobs For Shop Floor

Shop floor operators can see upcoming jobs they are scheduled to work on, using a single scan.

The video below shows how to display a list of upcoming jobs operators are scheduled to work on today and this week.


Barcode Timers Running on Shop Floor

Here’s a quick way to find if timers are running for time logs, projects, users, and project tasks. This lets you check shop floor timer status, which is usually started by scanning barcodes.

Your employees are starting timers in Standard Time with barcodes, right? Those timers use projects, tasks, and people, true? Then the method in this video should help you identify which jobs, tasks, and people have timers running at any given time. Simple!

Check them after everybody has clocked in and out to make sure everything is as expected.

Watch the video and let us know what you think!