- Category: Blog
- Published: Tuesday, 05 January 2021 15:45
- Written by Ray White
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.
See more at: https://www.stdtime.com. I am going to unbox and setup this barcode scanner. And show you how you can us it on the shop-floor, in manufacturing with just a tablet and some barcode labels. To track time for employees, work orders, inventory all sorts of other things. You’ll notice this is the type of barcode scanner that is on a stand; which means you can simply pass the barcode labels under the scanner and it will automatically scan without pressing a button, which reduces some of the mishandling. Any time you pick up a barcode scanner and start scanning with it you have the potential of dropping it or mishandling or getting it dirty and breaking the device. The stand reduces some of that. Simply pass it under, automatically scan. I am going to go ahead and unbox, get started, show you how you can use in manufacturing on your shop-floor.
I’ve got the barcode scanner unboxed, set up and connected to a tablet over USB. This might be a typical scanning station for Standard Time®. We’ve got a $100 tablet and $40 scanner so we’re under $150. The information comes through the scanner, through the USB, into the tablet and then over WIFI to a server. So that managers and supervisors and dashboards that you might have on the shop-floor, update immediately.
Watch how easy it is to scan. I’m going to scan an employee name. Simply pass it under and it accepts. Now a job and a task. That’s all it takes to start a timer and let your manager know you’re working on this job at this time. When you complete you can come back and scan stop and that would stop the timer. That gives you a starting time and a stop time for every piece of work you do regardless of which job your working on. You can also scan inventory, materials, other things right here on this simple scanning station. The information goes directly into a server and the managers have it immediately. Very simple and easy.
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From http://www.stdtime.com I am going to introduce you a nice little Windows 10 tablet. That you can use in manufacturing, on the shop-floor to track employee time, work orders, job status, work in progress, inventory materials, all sorts of stuff. Just with a barcode scanner.
This is the RCA Cambio but you can use any Windows 10 tablet and a barcode scanner. We’re gonna go ahead and take a look at this little Cambio today. So, let’s unbook it and take a look.
Let’s unbox the little Cambio and see what you get. It’s like Christmas! Little charger. You don’t get much but you don’t pay much either. That’s it. Nice little 10” screen and detachable keyboard, virtual keyboard on Windows 10 or snap it back on with the magnets. Lots of peripheral ports, full sized USB. Standard Time has a little app called BC that you can use to track time with barcode scanners on the shop-floor. That’s what you would use for little tables like this with only two gigs of RAM. Let’s go ahead and plug it in and do some barcode scanning.
We’ve got the little Cambio turned on and ready to scan. You can think of this environment as a manufacturers set-up. You’ve got your full Standard Time here with all the administrative screens for managers and supervisors who might set up new jobs and tasks. Then you’ve got a WIP screen for work in progress on the shop-floor, usually on big screens so that all the employees can look up and see the jobs that are in progress. Then you have little Windows 10 tablets, like this little Cambio, that has just two gigs of RAM for barcode scanning. You can deploy one of these for each employee or one for a number of employees to share.
Let me show you how it works. I’m going to start by scanning user name of the employee, a job and then lastly and task. Now that I’ve scanned those a timer will start and that timer will show up on the administrative screens and the WIP screen. You can have one timer for each employee as they’re working. They start and stop the timers throughout the day and you get the time for reporting and you’re KPI’s on the administrative screen.
I really like this little Cambio. It’s inexpensive and easy to use. I hope you really like it!
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