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Bundle-Track Features: Production Modeling
Lots allowing overrides to Product Routings
Cuts allowing overrides to Lot Routings
Bundle-Entry by Size and Color quantities
Bundle-Entry by Marker and Ply layout
Bundle Tickets representing Operations
Tickets for individual Bundles can be reprinted
Ticket Behavior Options (Rate Types)  
Bar-coded Ticket Scanning
In-Process Bundle Quantity Adjustments
Bundle Activity Lookup
Work In Process Tracking


Lots
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
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 ...
    • 1
    • 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 outstanding units).

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.

Work-In-Process Tracking
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 Stage.


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