Barcoding is easy. Just slap a barcode or RFID on every box. If that box holds materials, you’re tracking what’s used in manufacturing. If that box holds a product, you’re tracking time spent manufacturing and developing it. Easy. Scroll down for the video below.
Barcodes and RFID tags let you collect these ten things:
- The time each employee spends on the factory floor or the warehouse
- The time each product takes to manufacture, package, and ship
- The time each task takes
- The time you spend on each kind of work
- How many items pass through your assembly line, building, department, or whole operation
- How many times you touch a single item
- The times of day you’re doing most of the work
- The materials you’re putting into products
- The expenses you’re incurring
- The percent complete each product is currently at
Wouldn’t you like to have that information? If so, watch this video and then go out to www.stdtime.com/barcode.htm. You’ll find resources to help. To start, you’ll see the very basics of time tracking with RFID and barcode labels. Then, you’ll step up to more advanced techniques that let you collect time and materials, and use percent gauges to motivate employees to finish up jobs quickly.