Using bar codes and printing production orders for faster registration of productionPRODIO'S AUGUST UPDATE
Using bar codes to register work faster
Description: When you have really 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 whole process.
TIP: A detailed description of configuration and tips when it’s best to use bar code readers you can find below in 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 and it will be possible to start or finish work using a RFID key-fob or a bar coded ID .
Filter quickly tasks assigned to a particular production employee
Description: From now on it’s enough to put RFID key-fob or scan a bar code, to narrow down the list of taskes assigned to a particular worker.
Using bar codes to register start and stops in operations as well as check ins/ check outs
Descritption: When you wish to use bar codes to ID your employees (analogically to how it’s done by RFID readers).
Obviously you can use both solutions simultaniously – 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 at the other use only the key-fobs.
How does clocking starts and stops of operations work with the bar codes?
Everything works excatly 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 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 excatly the same as if you were using RFID key-fobs or cards – the only things is that instead of putting key-fob to the reader, you scan the code from 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 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 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 bar coded card to a particular employee, just follow the steps used for assigning RFID key-fob. Go to “Settings”, next choose the panel “Employees” and click a “pencil” symbol next to an employee. After that click “NFC RDF code” box, so to see a flashing cursor and finally clock the code with reader.
Printing of production orders (they can be also used as products ID cards at production)
Description: From now on, to make eveything easier for employees with limited access to computer, 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 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:
- 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.
- There is a new status filter on the list of production orders and possibility of hiding ready orders also from a tabular list.
- There are additional statuses on the list of production orders,
- …and many more small adjustments 🙂