Manufacturing software for better jewellery and accessories inventory management

When you are making, distributing, and repairing jewellery, such as watches, rings, and necklaces, you know that this industry closely coincides with the fashion industry and is subject to quick changes in the preferences of customers, materials and styles. The colours, designs, and materials that are desired tend to change on a fairly regular basis. This puts pressure on those in the industry to provide consumers with updated options to satisfy their current tastes. That’s why staying on top of your game and keeping a competitive advantage is a must. You need the right tool for that. Prodio inventory management software makes sure you successfully manage all parts of accessories and jewellery pieces with subassemblies for accurate costing and pricing decisions. 

In your industry, trusted us:

  • jewellery producers,
  • accessories manufacturing companies,
  • watchmakers
  • precious stones producers

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Benefits for JEWELLERY AND ACCESSORIES PRODUCERS

Effective production planning and costs tracking.

Raw materials consumption and tracking

In terms of materials and processes, a traditional jewellery production is a form of micro-engineering, requiring the production of objects in metals with great accuracy. Most jewellery is produced from precious metals – silver, gold, platinum and palladium – but may be produced in other materials such as pewter or steel. These metal objects can then be connected – to make a chain, for example – or be set with stones, enamelled or polished. In the very highest grade of jewellery, multiple techniques may be used simultaneously.

It’s a lot to handle, especially if you do everything manually.

Prodio MES software provides an ideal system to bring together your materials (like precious metals or specific stones), multiple bills of materials (for each of your jewellery pieces), and customer orders, so you have complete and consistent asset tracking.

 

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No more chaos – keep your orders under control, no matter how many you get.

Jewellery and accessories manufacturers turn to Prodio to get total visibility over their production process, from material requirements to capacity planning.

To create beautiful jewellery pieces, a range of techniques are used, from the ultra-traditional cutting of metal using a saw, through soldering, to lost-wax casting and, in more recent years, 3D technologies such as laser-sintering and digital technologies such as laser-cutting. Having that in mind, imagine a clear list with all orders included. There is also a list of operations your product has to go through to be made, and you know precisely the correct sequins. Progress and the statuses of all orders are shown in real-time, so you can see who is currently working and where in the manufacturing process you are. On top of that, you can see raw materials, graphics and drawings consumption.

Your list is constantly updated, and you can see it each time an employee enters new data from your manager’s profile. It sounds like finally a dream come true 🙂

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Eliminate complaints and costly errors

With jewellery being such a personal and symbolic purchase, the experience should be as thorough and multidimensional as possible for your customer. This is a guarantee that they will come back to you in the future. 

Being able to deliver high-quality goods and services means that you should eliminate spreadsheets and paper notebooks. Illegible paper scribbles, or outdated files, could cost you a lot of time and money. It is easy to make a mistake, and when you work with precious stones and expensive metals, fixing it could come with a hefty price tag. You can’t afford errors if you want to stay in this competitive market and maintain efficient manufacturing processes.

Inventory tracking helps you to have total visibility and control over your workshop. Tracking deficiencies and always updating stock levels helps you with quality control and ensure that there are fewer unhappy customers and complaints.  

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Manufacturing Software Features

Everything you need to run and manage a small manufacturing business

Online production planning and real-time progress tracking

From any place in the world with just a few clicks create a production schedule then share it via a web browser with the shop floor.
Communication between managers and workers doesn’t have to be messy or difficult.

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Shop floor control and work in progress tracking

The workers register the start / the end of each operation, indicate the progress, and add extra comments using an easy online template.
You can view task updates in real-time, monitor key metrics, make accurate decisions and keep everything on track.

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Orders and products management plus simple inventory

Regain control over orders thanks to an easy online view. Track lead times and get optimal efficiency.
You see who’s working on the job, where in the production process it is, and if you are going to meet the delivery date.

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Time and attendance tracking

Turn time into money, capture every minute of every day, prevent lateness, and never miss a second of chargeable time again.
See who’s on shift, who’s running late, who forgot to clock-in/ clock-out, and who’s on break.

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Products database and your company knowledge management

The more you use Prodio – the greater technology of products is created; thanks to that, new employees’ training process will be easier, faster, and the knowledge will stay in the company.

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Tips and tricks for your industry

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Create your product database

If you regularly make-to-stock products, which are then supplied to different jewellery stores,  it is good to create a product database. Add technology and raw materials (i.e. precious stones and metals) and determine how much of them you need for a complete product.

Short-list with other suggested settings and useful tricks in production management:  

1. What is best to write down and set as “product” in Prodio:

When you have a project and make-to-order products, create a Product template which can be customised at each stage. Add technology to a product – the work will automatically be divided into suitable machines/operations. You will be able to change the technology when planning a manufacturing order. Remember, you can duplicate it to use later while preparing another order.

2. Production plan – what can you set as machines/operations?

Add all manual operations you use on your production floor. You can also set as Machines/Operations your workers - each of them will have a list of tasks such as project preparation, forming, polishing, etc.

3. Production schedule – tips regarding displaying and planning

Make sure you show only important information needed to complete manufacturing tasks. Customise your production schedule in Settings (i.e. show or hide products’ images). Use operation predecessors to know which tasks are ready to continue work.

4. Additional boxes worth adding for your branch:

Wide variety depending on what you do 🙂 Additional product fields, such as customization and type of packaging Type of meta/stones/finishing For orders: Delivery method Comments

5. You may find interesting:

We know that each manufacturing company is different and has other needs- that’s why it is best to have a quick, free DEMO presentation, where we show you how to adjust your Prodio account to your specific needs.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Can I change my type of a subscription package?

Yes, you can. It’s not a problem – just write to us and the following month we will issue a modified invoice. It works in the same way if the number of employees in your manufacture changes and exceeds the one in your package. We simply make adjustments.

2. Can you explain what is a number of manufacturing workers?

The way we understand it, a manufacturing worker is a person who can register in the system the start / the finish of an operation and respectively clock in / clock out. All staff having only administrative access, but not performing any production are not included in the limit precised in the package description.

3. Is my data secure?

For the security reasons and protection of your data, the connection with the server is encrypted SSL 128 bits). Servers are placed in the professional server’s room equipped among others in a backup electricity generator, security cameras monitoring servers room and access control.

4. How to start using Prodio?

After registration you are welcomed by a tutorial, where you are given a short tour explaining basic functions of the system and  shown how it works.

5. What is the difference between a MONTHLY and an ANNUAL subscription ?

An annual subscription (“per YEAR”) means that you pay for one year upfront and receive a discount comparing to monthly payments. This is the most popular choice among Clients as it’s comfortable and cheaper.

6. Do I have to sign a contract?

No, you don’t. there isn’t a minimum period to commit to a subscription payment. You just buy in advance a month’s subscription and simply use it.

7. How can I cancel my subscription?

If you don’t pay your subscription fee your account will be automatically suspended without any financial consequences. You simply stop using the product and after a while or at your request the account might be completely deleted.

8. How long does it take to configure the software?

Basic computer skills are enough to go through configuration, which takes approximately 15 minutes.  You answer a series of simple questions to configure Prodio for yourself. If you experience any difficulties you can rely on our technical support to help you.

9. How much does it cost to install or update the system?

There aren’t any additional costs. The price listed in a selected subscription package is complete and includes costs of using the software. All updates automatically appear on your account and there isn’t any additional payment for them.

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