Did they track inventory items on the shop floor in the 19th Century? Yes, they did! With all the diligence and accuracy that a nib pen and inkwell offered. Legers were filled and filed. Accounting was checked and rechecked. Inventory was reordered and restocked.
Nothing has changed.
Except the technology. (scroll down below the video for a few words)
Has anything changed in inventory management in the last hundred years?
Technology has changed!
You’ve got barcode scanners now. That alone reduces tracking and human error by a large factor. It means clerks with nib pens and paper legers are no longer trailing workers to enter inventory items consumed on the shop floor. It means operators are no longer yelling across the shop floor, “I used another box of bolts!”
Standard Time has changed.
No… not the shift from daylight savings to Standard Time. We’re talking about the time and materials tracker: Standard Time®. ST is the manufacturing resource manager you need for inventory tracking on the shop floor.
Download Standard Time and give inventory management a try.