Timesheet & Project Management Blog

The goal of this blog is to provide tips and ideas for improving time tracking and project managment for our customers and other interested people.

Work In Progress Shop Status

 

What is the first thing you look for when catching a flight at the airport?

The “Departures” screen, right?

Wouldn’t it be nice to have something like that for your manufacturing floor? For job status…

You could see:

  • Where jobs are now
  • Who’s working on them
  • And when they’ll end

Plus, you’d see:

  • Your favorite KPI’s
  • And work order status

That’s all in the Work In Progress screen in Standard Time®

Get it at www.stdtime.com/manufacturing.htm

Project Management for Manufacturing and Engineering

 

Everyone knows, manufacturing shops need project management.

It’s not just about milling and molding. That’s only the manufacturing part.

What about the projects behind those jobs? The engineering… The planning…

Got a solution for that?

We’ve got the perfect tool for your project management. It’s called Standard Time®.

What can you do with it?

  • Create task lists
  • Schedule jobs
  • Scan jobs with barcodes
  • Compare estimates with actuals

Exactly what you need?

Find us at: www.stdtime.com/manufacturing.htm

Timesheet Hours in Excel

 

Everyone says timesheets and spreadsheets don’t mix. Nobody tracks time in a spreadsheet anymore. And spreadsheets and timesheets just don’t work together.

But guess what?

They do now!

Introducing XLST, the new tool for Standard Time® timesheets!

Now you can pull timesheet data into Microsoft® Excel®, and view it any way you like.

  • Any format
  • Any style
  • Any way that works for you

Try XLST with your favorite timesheet: Standard Time.

www.stdtime.com

Billing Clients for Work Orders

 

Manufacturing managers:

How do you track client-billable time for work orders? You know… for invoicing?

  • Do you use a time tracking system?
  • Or are operators on the shop floor still writing down their hours?
  • Or… are you just guessing… and hoping for the best?

Why not scan work orders with a barcode scanner, and automatically generate client invoices?

All you need is a barcode scanner

And Standard Time

Check us out at:

                www.stdtime.com/manufacturing.htm

Track Time and Inventory

 

Hello manufacturing managers!

You already know that Standard Time® tracks time. Put a barcode scanner on the shop floor, and you instantly have manufacturing metrics.

But did you also know that the same scanner can be used for inventory and bill of materials?

Just scan materials, and they are deducted from inventory. Plus, they can be automatically reordered when low.

So… grab a barcode scanner and track both time and materials.

With Standard Time!

www.stdtime.com/manufacturing.htm

Automate your Manufacturing Shop

 

Manufacturing managers!

You know you need to automate your shop.

  • But you’re not sure how long processes take
  • You’re not sure which processes to trim
  • And you’re not sure where to start

Why not start with a barcode scanner? And Standard Time®?

You’ll learn:

  • What consumes the most time
  • What costs you the most
  • And where bottlenecks occur

Then you can trim… and test again. All with just a barcode scanner and Standard Time.

www.stdtime.com/manufacturing.htm

Task Status from the Mfg Floor

 

Is this scene familiar in your manufacturing shop?

Actor1: Where’s that big job?

Actor2: What big job?

Actor1: You know… the one we started last week.

Actor2: Oh yeah, that one. I don’t know, boss.

Fail!

Here’s how they do it with Standard Time:

  1. Pull out a barcode scanner
  2. Scan the job status
  3. Scan the task status
  4. Look up and see it on the big screen

Upgrade your manufacturing shop

With a barcode scanner

And Standard Time!

www.stdtime.com 

 

Barcode Inventory and Bill of Materials

 

Here’s a new inventory management idea for your manufacturing shop! Combine the automation of barcodes and scripts. Try these steps in Standard Time® • Scan your Bill of Materials to deduct every item from inventory • When inventory drops, items are automatically reordered • Now scan them as they arrive at the back door • Inventory levels spring back like magic!

Get Standard Time and a barcode scanner today!

See more at: http://www.stdtime.com

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Tablets on the Mfg Floor

Tap and scan

That’s how they track jobs on the manufacturing floor these days

With barcodes

And Standard Time!

Everything is barcoded: Work orders, tasks, employee badges

  1. Tap and scan an employee barcode
  2. Tap and scan a work order
  3. Tap and scan the task status

It all happens on handheld tablets, all over the manufacturing floor

That’s how you get real-time jobs status

With barcodes

And Standard Time!

Click to download at www.stdtime.com

Automate Inventory Management

 

You probably know that Standard Time is a time tracking application and you can barcode projects, tasks, work orders on the shop floor. Did you also know that you can barcode inventory and bill of materials and deduct from quantity in stock? Let’s take a look at how it works.

Let’s start by going into tools, inventory and bill of materials to see what you can scan to automatically deduct from inventory. It turns out that all of these inventory items are scannable. The names you see over here on the right hand side can be set up on barcode labels. You can scan them to automatically deduct from inventory. Same is true with the bill of materials; if you were to scan panel assembly that would deduct all of the items from inventory in this entire bill of materials.

Let’s switch over to Microsoft Word where we can actually see the labels that would be printed out and scanned on the shop floor. We’ve got a simple name of bill of materials, you recognize the panel assembly. I’m going to remove this front, go back to a normal text font, you can see there is real no magic here.

You’ve got the asterisk before and after which is normally necessary for most barcodes. In this case we have an equal’s character to substitute for the space. This is the name of the bill of materials that we saw over at Standard Time or an inventory item. Here we’re actually adding 100 of these items back into inventory. Adding 200 panel assemblies and down here we’re subtracting 5 of these in 7 panel assemblies. You can add and subtract using this special notation with the dashes and quantity. Let’s undo you can see then the normal font that we would use for printing out barcode labels. Print those out and scan those on the shop floor or the receiving dock.

Back to Standard Time, we’ll go back into tools, inventory. It turns out you can scan more than just the name. You may remember that pn1 from the barcode label. Turns out you can scan the name or the SKU or a code or a part number. You can scan the vendor SKU or the manufacturer SKU. If you already have these barcodes printed on boxes, coming in off the receiving dock, you can then scan those put them back into inventory. And that would affect the quantity in stock whether we’re subtracting or adding.

When the quantity in stock drops below the reorder quantity this will kick off a script to automatically reorder those items; or replenish if you’re building them in-house. Now that’s a topic of another video but that is a way to automatically reorder or replenish those items.

When we’re in the bill of materials you’ll notice bill of materials do not have quantities. Instead each of the items in the bill of materials has a quantity. In this case we have two wood panels, 24 nuts, 35 screws and 12 weldment assemblies. When you scan the panel assembly bill of materials you’re actually deducting all of these items in this quantity from inventory.
Go ahead and set up your barcodes and begin scanning inventory items in addition to the time tracking that you get in Standard Time.

See more at: http://www.stdtime.com

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