An update: bar codes /NFC tags and printing production orders to organize production better

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    Using bar codes to register work faster

    Description: When you have many orders and wish to make registering orders easier to facilitate work at the production hall, you can use a bar codes reader and speed up the process.

    TIP: A detailed description of configuration and tips when it’s best to use bar code readers you can find below in the video tutorial:

    Filtering production orders by bar codes 

    When an employee presses the button “Click and scan the code” and scans the bar code from the headline, orders on the production plan will filter only to this particular order.

    The order opens automatically after scanning the bar code  

    When an employee presses the button “Click and scan the code” and scans the bar code of the particular operation, the order opens itself. It will be possible to start or finish work using an RFID keyfob or a barcoded ID.

    Filter quickly tasks assigned to a particular production employee

    Description: From now on, it’s enough to put an RFID key-fob or scan a bar code to narrow down the list of tasks assigned to a particular worker.

    Using bar codes to register start and stops in operations as well as check ins/ check outs

    Description: When you wish to use bar codes to ID your employees (analogically to how it’s done by RFID readers).

    You can use both solutions simultaneously  – you can have connected to your computer bar code reader and RFID reader at the same time. It is even possible to clock everything using RFID readers at one production hall and the other use only the key-fobs.

    How does clocking starts and stops of operations work with the bar codes?

    Everything works the same as if you were using RFID key-fobs or cards  – only instead of scanning a key-fob, the reader scans the code from the employee’s card.

    Visualization – how do you clock registration of the start of an operation using bar codes:

    How does clocking in/ out work with bar codes?

    Everything works the same as if you were using RFID key-fobs or cards – the only thing is that instead of putting key-fob to the reader, you scan the code from the employee’s card.

    Visualization – how does clocking in/ out work with bar codes:

    Where do I get bar codes, to give them employees if I don’t have RFID key-fobs?

    You can download a ready-to-use PDF file, use any printer to print it, cut to the required size – CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD

    Generating bar code cards based on RFID key-fobs

    For the time being (until Prodio’s generator is extended), we shared a very comfortable tool in the software, which allows you to generate labels, then cut them out and place them inside employees ID badges.

    Here is a link to the generator based on Google Docs (the file is accessible to everybody, so let us know if it doesn’t work) – CLICK TO OPEN.

    Assigning bar codes to particular employees

    If you want to assign a barcoded card to a particular employee, follow the steps used for assigning RFID key-fob. First, go to “Settings”, next choose the panel “Employees”, and click a “pencil” symbol next to an employee. After that, click the “NFC RDF code” box to see a flashing cursor and finally clock the code with the reader.

    Printing of production orders (they can be also used as products ID cards at production)

    Description: From now on, to make everything easier for employees with limited access to computers, you can provide them with printed production orders containing all product parameters and necessary information.

    TIP: Paper cards can also work very well and identify a product at the production hall when you attach them or put them inside the box together with the order.

    How to print a card:

    1) If you want to print a card for only one item from the order, use the cog symbol in the line of this item on the list of orders.

    2) If you wish to print cards for more items, check them on the list of orders, then choose “Checked” and click “Print”. 

    Other changes increasing the comfort of your work:

    1. After solving problems with server’s efficiency between 1st-2nd of August (caused by the increased number of new accounts), we optimized software efficiency over 4-times more, rewriting key functions and connections  with database.
    2. There is a new status filter on the list of production orders and possibility of hiding ready orders also from a tabular list.
    3. There are additional statuses on the list of production orders,

    4. …and many more small adjustments 🙂

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