Initiating production is easy, since Routings
are already defined under each Product.
Simply define a new Lot to serve as the template for one or more actual
production runs (see Cuts). Within a Lot, you
specify a product, planned production quantities and dates (optionally),
and any Lot-specific overrides to the Product's Routing.
Cuts represent actual production runs. Each Cut is based on a Lot,
and so, inherits the Routing
specified in the Lot (along with any Lot-specific Routing overrides).
When you define the Cut, you specify bundle quantities by either
of two Bundle Entry Methods.
Two Bundle Entry Methods
Bundle-Track allows you to specify production quantities by either
of two methods: a table in which each row specifies a Size,
a Color, the number of bundles,
and the number of units per bundle; or a matrix in which you specify
markers (Sizes) across the top and Colors along the side, and you
indicate the number of ply (units) at each intersection. Once you've
specified the Bundle quantities, you are ready to print tickets.
Bundle Tickets representing Operations
Bundle-Track prints Bundle Tickets representing assembly Operations.
Sheets of Bundle Tickets are attached to the bundle and travel with
it through the process. Every ticket is unique, representing a specific
task for a specific bundle. As steps are completed, workers tear
off the corresponding Tickets and collect them. Periodically, workers
turn in their Tickets to the payroll office, where the Tickets are
scanned, and thus Bundle-Track is informed
of what steps have been completed on what bundles and by whom. The
content of Tickets can be customized.
You have full control over the printing process: you can print the
whole set, or reprint individual bundles to replace lost Tickets.
Ticket Behavior Options (Rate Types)
(Network Edition only)
The Rate Type assigned to an Operation
determines how the Operation is handled at Ticket
printing and scanning. Desktop Edition has
only one Rate Type, pre-configured to support standard piecework,
and its settings cannot be changed. Network Edition lets you define
multiple Rate Types with differing settings:
- Print a ticket for this Operation? (Yes/No) (Desktop: Yes)
- Include a barcode on the ticket? (Yes/No) (Desktop: Yes)
- When the ticket is scanned, prompt the user for the unit quantity?
(Yes/No) (Desktop: No)
- When the ticket is scanned, default the unit quantity to ...
- to the number of units in the bundle (Desktop's setting)
- to this value: _________.
Bar-coded Ticket Scanning
When workers turn in the Tickets they have
collected, the bar code on each Ticket makes ticket entry a snap
with a hand scanner.
(There's also a human readable code on each ticket to enable manual
entry.) Bundle-Track keeps track of scanned tickets and never lets
the same ticket be scanned twice (unless of course, the ticket is
Split, and there are
In-Process Bundle Quantity Adjustments
Bundle-Track lets you change the unity quantity associated with
a bundle even after the Tickets are on the
floor and scanning. If a unit is damaged
mid assembly, you can update the Bundle quantity from that step
forward and all related tickets will scan accordingly.
Bundle Activity Lookup
Bundle-Track's Bundle Adjustments tool
shows you the status of all Tickets related
to a bundle, and shows you who submitted each scanned ticket. This
makes it easy to identify the people
and machines involved in any production step for any bundle.
With each Ticket scanned, Bundle-Track's
awareness of your factory floor is updated so you can determine
how orders are distributed over their assembly process, and where
to find specific bundles. You will define a number of Tracking
Stages that are meaningful to you (like Sewing, Pressing, Fronts,
Backs, etc.), and in your Routings,
you will assign each step (Operation) to a specific Tracking Stage.
Your Tracking Reports will show
you, by Lot, Cut, Size and Color, how many units are in each Tracking
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