Using barcodes on the assembly line is an easy way to track employee time. How do they work? Simple… just scan a special barcode label with an employee name on it. Then scan another label with the job and task.
Bleep, bloop. A timer starts!
Now you are tracking time on the assembly line! The information is immediately displayed on a WIP screen for all employees to see. Look up and see which jobs are in progress now.
Bleep, bloop. You’re suddenly a genius and a hero!
Put a big screen like this on your shop floor! You could display the status of every job in the universe.
But… do you really need all the jobs in the universe?
Maybe not. Maybe just all the jobs your employees are currently working on. Yeah, just that would work. Just seeing the work order that are currently in progress… their current hours… the most recent tasks and departments… and a percent complete. Yeah… that’ll do it!
Consider using barcodes to scan inventory items on the shop floor. Scanning inventory deducts those items from stock so you have a running total. Scanning those same inventory items at the receiving dock replenishes the quantity in stock. You can reduce the number of physical inventory counts just by scanning items as they come in and as they are used.
Turns out, Standard Time® also tracks employee hours and displays Work In Process for work orders. It’s not just inventory tracking. This is full time and materials tracking. Go ahead and download a free trial today!
Here’s a nice little video to help inspire you to track work orders on the assembly line with barcodes?
Yep, barcodes. Scroll down below the video for more…
Turns out, you can track orders on the assembly line with barcodes. Employees simply scan barcodes telling you who is working on what. Now you have timestamped records of the employee doing the work and the job they are doing.
The program we’re describing is Standard Time®.
Standard Time has the ability to collect time entries using barcodes. Just tack a few strategic codes to workbenches and you’re ready to start. Scan an employee name and job number. A timer will start. You’re now collecting the very basics. There are a lot more things to scan, but this is the start. Go ahead and download ST and try scanning. You’ll like it. 🙂
Even welders can run a barcode scanner! And even web developers can light a torch… or maybe not. Anyways, tracking time with barcodes is still the best way to track work orders on the shop floor.
Where is that last order? In welding yet? Or still in plasma? If you don’t know, consider scanning barcode labels for each stage of the process. It’s really easy and lets you know where every job is at.
The little inspiring video below might spark your interest.
Employees can use barcodes to track their time and materials used. Just scan employee names and then job numbers. A timer will start, and will know how much time this employee took, and how long this job took. Wow! Yeah! Just two scans get you all that!