Using Mobile Data Collection For Production Process Management & Traceability
Production process documentation, quality control and traceability is a requirement for some industries, and a good practice for all manufacturers. It allows you to catch deficiencies on time,
quickly identify and fix problems in the production process or with the components source, locate all affected products in case of the recall, streamline warranty service and repairs.
QR Mobile Data will help you track production process steps, parts and components on site using a regular smartphone for barcode scanning, data entry and look up. Collected data
are stored in a secure centralized cloud location, and can be accessed in real time by all authorized personnel. Comprehensive reports allow you to find all required information fast.
In order to accurately track and document production process you need to use mobile devices with barcode scanning capabilities. With QR Mobile Data you do not need to purchase extra hardware -
your employees can use regular smartphones or tablets for mobile data collection and look up. Create custom mobile forms that fit your production process, and your employees will have these forms
on their smartphones to document production steps in real time. The best tool is the one you have and know how to use - and smartphone fits this definition perfectly. Your employees have smartphones and
know how to use them - so there is no learning curve and you can become productive fast.
Create Custom Mobile Forms For Documenting Production Process Steps, Quality Control
Accomodate your specific business workflow and changing operations. No matter what data you want to collect and how often do you need to adjust procedures, you can create
mobile forms and keep them up to date using a web dashboard.
Decide what data do you need to collect during each production step, and create corresponding mobile form(s) via a web dashboard.
Create quality control mobile forms. Add clarifying text and / or images to make sure your employees know exactly what needs to be checked.
Update forms any time as needed, and your employees will always have current forms to fill out on their smartphones.
Divide large forms into the smaller sub-forms based on the question categories.
An employee will fill out a sub-form for each category separately, and see at a glance which sub-forms are done and which ones still need to be completed.
Create forms with minimum manual entries. Include selection lists where applicable, and allow an employee to scan in value instead of entering it manually (e.g. scan in lot numbers of used components).
Indicate which fields are required, and each field data type.
Include any number of image field(s). An employee will be able to use these fields to take photos with a smartphone, and include them in the form for visual documentation.
Use Smartphones, QR Code Scanning And Mobile Forms To Track Production Process On Site
As the product moves through the production steps, your employees can collect data, enter all relevant information and do quality control on site, using smartphone or tablet
for barcode scanning, data entry and delivery.
When new production batch is started, an employee can label it, scan QR code or barcode and enter all batch-related data on a smartphone. You define what data do you want to collect and keep track of
via a web dashboard.
As product batch moves through the process, an employee who performs the next step scans QR code or barcode label to identify the product batch,
retrieves relevant mobile form(s) and fill the form(s) out on a smartphone.
As an employee fills out a form, data are automatically saved on a smartphone - (s)he can stop and resume at any time, and be sure that collected information is not lost.
An employee can use smartphone to scan in QR code / barcodes for lot numbers and serial numbers of used parts and components, scan in production station QR code and other applicable data.
This speeds up data collection process and minimizes a possibility of an entry error.
An employee can take photos and collect signatures if applicable.
When quality control form or data entry form is completed, it is submitted to a centralized cloud location and becomes instantly available to all authorized users.
Access Data On The Parts, Components And Previous Steps On A Smartphone
Make sure your employees get all required information without delay and there are no interruptions in the production process.
An employee can access required information on the components and parts by scanning QR code / barcode label with a smartphone, and make a decision on which components to use in production
(e.g. he may need to select components that will expire earlier, parts from a specific vendor, etc.)
An employee can access all entered information on the product batch he is working with, and change this information on a smartphone if needed. For example, he can update measurements, take additional photos, etc.
An employee can scan QR code / barcode label on a product batch to access all previous records (production steps, what was done, quality control forms), and use this information in performing the next production steps.
Make sure you know what do you have in stock, and never run out of inventory.
Track inventory in multiple locations with a smartphone. Process inventory transactions as they happen, on site by scanning QR code / barcode label.
Access real time inventory stock, in the field on a smartphone and in the office via a web dashboard.
Set re-order points and receive automatic low inventory alerts.
Review and export reports on inventory count, locations, transactions history and usage.
Production Process Documentation And Reports
Access production process documentation in real time and quickly find required information.
All collected data on the production process, product batches and quality control are stored in a secure, centralized cloud location and are accessible to authorized employees from anywhere.
Search records by multiple parameters to find exact information you need.
Find information on the specific production batch: batch information, data collected during each production step, quality control forms that were filled out, what components and parts were used.
Find how this production batch was distributed to the clients, and / or where it is stored.
Find all product batches that have a specific component, went through a specific procedure, production station, were produced on a specific date, etc.
Review collected images and signatures.
Print and export reports.
See It For Yourself - How Mobile Data Collection Can Help Your Business