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.

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 Engineer’s Nerve Center Part 1

Calling all nerd engineers! You will want to memorize this!

Standard Time® has so many valuable capabilities and areas for nerds. Dig into the details, dig into the numbers, dig into the dashboards! This is where nerds earn gold stars for nerdiness, and where the rest of the company gets valuable manufacturing data. Of course, it all starts with barcode scans on the shop floor, and builds into actionable data. Get started today!

Employee PTO

Learn how to enable and use PTO functions in Standard Time®.

If you’re using ST for barcoding in manufacturing you might also consider allowing employees to enter time off requests for PTO, sick time, personal time, training, etc. Employees will get a bank of hours for each reason you enable. That keeps track of hours available to them for each reason they take time off. In addition to that bank of hours, ST also automatically calculates accruals. So, employees can earn hours periodically for each of these reasons, then request time off for the hours they have available to them. Now you have a fully automated time off system. Pretty nice!

Job Control By Voice

Use your voice to control timers when tracking manufacturing work orders.

Yep, voice control over work order timers. Now!

Let’s say you’ve got twenty work orders on the shop floor at any given time. Or fifty. And, you want to measure how long they take. Turns out, you can start a timer using voice control, and stop the same timer at a later time, also with voice.

The video below shows how.

Start Timers With Project Tasks

Here’s a quick tip for office worker who need to collect time using a timer. A single click will start or stop a timer for a given task.

Standard Time® displays tasks assigned to you. A single click will start a timer to record your work. When you’re done, just click again to stop it.

You’ll probably also notice some right-click menus that offer other timer options. Go ahead and explore!

How to add Barcoding to your mfg Shop

How can I add barcoding to my manufacturing shop? You’ll just need a Chromebook connected to Wi-Fi, some barcode labels printed in a word processor, and Standard Time® manufacturing software. That is the simplest collection of tools to do the job.

After assembling those items above, you can collect employee hours for work orders on the shop floor. The barcode scans will tell you the employee who did the work, the start and stop times, actual work, work order, client, and any other scans you want to collect. Print it out, export to Excel, or pay employees by their scans.

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!