While this screen shows how to enter a barcode label manually,
many times there is no need to enter a shipping barcode label at all.
A well designed information system can organize your shipping
bays by truck/slot times, and setup the corresponding pick lists. It
the proper number of labels and master labels based on the customer shipping schedule information
and transportation information. As in all of our programs,
if there is any piece of information that can be validated, it is.
Have you ever sent mislabeled parts to a customer?
Just to reduce the chance of that ever happening, our programs are location aware. For
computers located in the production areas, the barcode system can be setup to require
a password on any product that is not running according the Shop Floor system.
When receiving materials, a single transaction alerts you if materials are early,
generates the label, tracks certs, performs receiving inspection based on lot size,
or performs no inspection at all if they are QS-9000 certified. Heat and lot information is recorded and the label is used to provide
traceability at the point of use. Scanning in the label at point of
use also provides the basis for yield analysis and
an auto-reconcile process between the BOM back-flush and physical on hand.
This feature also
highlights misreported or unreported production thus helping you to maintain
inventory. Because all labels are tracked, inventory is a snap.
These are small examples of the extreme integration that we build into all of our designs.