How to add barcoding to your mfg shop

Want to add barcoding to your shop? This little video may provide some inspiration to proceed. It’s not hard. Just print some barcode labels from MS Word, then scan them in Standard Time. Now you’ve got timestamped records of work orders and employee hours. Call us up; we’ll show you how!

Collect Real-Time Data

Use barcodes to collect real-time data on the shop floor. Then use automated scripts and exports to refresh dashboards and databases. Let us know if you need help getting started.

Scheduled Scripts Automate The Shop Floor

Here is one way to automate the manufacturing shop floor… with scheduled scripts! The script below runs on a regular basis, and send emails to managers with the results. You can use this technique to send data to managers, or update databases, or display in dashboards. Query the Standard Time® database in a SQL script, then schedule it to run periodically. Easy!

Reconfiguring the ST User Interface

Here’s a simple utilitarian video to introduce you to the UI configuration capabilities in Standard Time. Use these techniques to rearrange things in ST to suit your needs.

Prep For QuickBooks Time and Materials

Follow the steps in this video to prepare your manufacturing, engineering, and employee timesheets for QuickBooks. Aligning your timesheets to QB is not hard, but you need to know how QB expects information to be assembled. This video makes it clear.


QuickBooks Invoices From MFG Jobs

Here’s an overview of the connection from Standard Time® to QuickBooks® Online®. And more specifically, how to create an invoice in QuickBooks from time and materials in ST.

Time and materials are collected using barcode scans on the shop floor. Once collected, they can be sent to QB for invoicing.

Smart Phones for Manufacturing

Use your cell phone on the manufacturing floor to track job status, employee hours, and report inventory usage. You can even scan barcodes. The Standard Time® cloud lets you do everything on your phone. Give it a try!

Employee Timesheets

A timesheet so easy your cat can use it!

All your projects are listed — ONLY your projects.
All your tasks are listed — again ONLY your tasks.

All you have to do is fill in your hours. But don’t let your cat do it. You’re boss can tell the difference!  🙂

Manufacturing Challenges

Use Standard Time® to solve manufacturing challenges. Challenges like, knowing where every job is all the time, and like knowing how much time you spend doing them, and like how much inventory those jobs consume.

Try out the barcode scanning capabilities and let us know your results!

Chromebook Track Jobs With RFID

Watch how we use these two Chromebooks to track manufacturing products with RFID tags. Just scan once and you get a timestamped record of the location of your job.

Consider using sticky-label RFID tags on all your boxes, inventory, products, and jobs so they can be tracked through the shop. You’ll know when, where, and who scanned.