Manufacturing software for tool shops

When others admire your modern tooling centers, they might be under the impression that you are filthy rich. But we know the truth about the vast labor costs, leasing installments and tools. Sometimes efficiency of just 4-5% higher than your competitors decides that the business is worth doing, and you don’t pay into it.

Together with the gems among Polish tool shops, we developed a production management system, which can get your company to the same great level as your tools, within just a few days and for a fraction of the implementation costs of ERP. On the one hand, we focused on controlling hundreds of components you have; on the other, we would like to give you complex proof data on products profitability and calculation.

In your industry trusted us small companies making all types of packaging:

  • all types of tool shops
  • with 8 to 80 employees hired, providing service for clients in the whole Europe
  • from such simple products as drills, through all types of plates, electrodes
  • to injection forms, consisting of more than 1000 elements

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We were looking for manufacturing software that is flexible and optimal for a tool shop. Prodio was the only choice, which fulfilled these criteria. In real-time, we can plan production and track the time spent on producing each element at different stages of the production process.

 

Martin Manager

“Thanks to Prodio, our company is better organized. Old habits die hard – workers like to take shortcuts, but since we use Prodio, things have improved greatly”.

Acadius Owner

“I am glad we use this software. It makes our job a breeze and helps everybody in the company. Scanning feature is amazing: someone comes to work, clock-ins and they can start work straight away”.

Kate

Benefits for TOOL SHOPS INDUSTRY

Effective production planning and costs tracking.

You can find easily where the production of a particular tool got stuck and make necessary changes.

The employees register their real-time progress at the production hall. You can see with just one click, thanks to intelligent filters settings, the production stage of tens and hundreds of elements, which are components of a given produced tool—a quick overview of the order’s progress.

You can make real-time changes in the sequence of operations from any place in the world, and those changes will be displayed straight away in your production hall and visible to your employees. What’s more, it is easy and intuitive, so within a few hours, you will be able to find your way around better than in MS Excel, with the great advantage of Prodio being always up to date with actual production data.

Stop wasting time typing data into Excel and monitor the time used for production.

If you don’t copy data from work cards and type it into Excel daily, you might not have the chance to catch up, and that delay can cause chaos and prevent a real-time reaction.

In Prodio, with one click of the magnifier tool on the list of orders, you can see clearly how long a particular operation took and how it corresponds with the preliminary time set for the project. This function can also motivate employees, as when they see their actual work progress, they can work harder to fit in a set time to earn their bonus – LINK.


Quickly add component elements,  your constructor will complete the technology – and your account for his work.

When you add a new product to most production management systems, you have to divide it straight away into components and set technology – IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO DO IN PER UNIT PRODUCTION. Practically speaking, it takes a long time to change a customer’s request into a specific product consisting of different parts. In Prodio, without any problem, you can add component elements in the latter stages and complete technology and documentation – you can even – add up/change the structure during the production process (as the practice often dictates what and how is it going to be processed first). What’s more, if you treat “Technology Preparation” as one of the operations in the technological sequence, you will be able to account for technologists/programmers working time, and workers at the first machine will know whether they can proceed with their work as the documentation is ready. Learn how to make communication a the production hall better with operation predecessors.


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.

Check out production planning module

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.

Check out shop floor control module

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.

Check out orders and products management module

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.

Check out time and attendance tracking module

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.

Check out product database module

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Tips and tricks for your industry

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Easily split complicated tools into parts

Quickly add positions from the orders level, and next register technologists work

Multielement products, as a form divided into smaller parts:

  • We write the name of a form as an external order number,
  • Next, choose elements of structure as products to this order (you can create them by writing the element’s name on the list of adding charge and click enter; later in the products bookmark, fill out the technology),
  • Some companies use the “Client” box to name separate elements,
  • This approach enables getting any data from crosstable after a history export to Xls.

This is one of the most favourites ways of working with Prodio – it’s tested to help provide valuable data.

  1. When you know what’s on the list of your component elements, you can create them one above the other from the orders level. (see how).
  2. Next in a construction department add ex. Constructors or programmers as machines and track their progress in Prodio as elements of technology preparation (see how).
  3. Constructors update used technology in real-time, attach drawings, programs on machines and pass it on.

NOTE THAT YOU CAN ALSO IMPORT THE LIST OF ELEMENTS FROM MS EXCEL.

Use printed production orders, even when you use bar codes.

Together with technological guidelines (see how to do it), the cards can work as products ID cards and follow them through production. Some companies also use stickers generated directly from the software for particular form elements to make things more apparent.

Use MS Excel for better analytics and make your work even more comfortable

When you use MS Excel exports, you should find interesting:

  • possibility of downloading the whole working history for particular elements,
  • total orders progress, including standards.

This combination allows getting any data regarding a form production/tools quickly. Furthermore, it is also possible to reverse the process by importing data.

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

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

As mentioned in the Tips section – the best way is to write the component element as a product and a completed product as the external order number. When you also register the assembly and mounting times, it is worth writing the main element apart from the list of features. Use the technology tab and set machines and their order as a default mode. Remember, you can duplicate products and prepare various types based on one well-prepared template.

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

It is essential to divide to desktop panels (ex., every department can see its machines/operations) constructors/ programmers as separate machines. You can also add as machines the leading providers in co-operation – it will be apparent where the product got stuck when it’s not in-house.

Production plan – tips regarding displaying and planning

Choose a horizontal view in settings and divide it to separate production hall panels – click here.

Additional boxes worth adding for your branch:

Link to documentation in LAN network – if you have many large files and tons of documentation, you don’t wish to upload it to the cloud for safety reasons.

Additional TAG-s at the production hall and in the product categories

Types of mount/ processing. Names of more prominent component elements.

You may find interesting:

More than 50 tricks in Prodio to make production management efficient How does Prodio’s production plan work? Efficient production calculation and accounting How to print production orders and register them based on their bar codes.

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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