Bundle-Track Typical Usage
To help you understand how Bundle-Track may fit into your world,
here's a description of typical usage.
Cutting, before Assembly
- Someone orders a production run.
- Within Bundle-Track, a user creates a new Lot
record, specifying the Product
to be made
- Here, if necessary, the user can set Lot-specific overrides
to the Product's normal Routing
steps or rates.
- Cutters prepare the cutting table for the next cutting session.
- Within Bundle-Track, a user creates a new Cut
record from the Lot record, specifying the size
and color of each of the
bundles that will be produced in the Cut.
- Within Bundle-Track, a user prints the Bundle-Tickets.
- Each bundle gets its own Ticket Sheet with a bar-coded of
ticket for each assembly operation.
- The Cutter attaches Ticket Sheets to bundles and sends the bundles
to the assembly floor.
- If a bundle's Ticket Sheet is lost or damaged, the Cutter reprints
- If there's a Time Clock system, Employees clock in at the beginning
and end of the work day. Otherwise, they log this information
on their time sheets.
- Each time an employee completes an assembly task on a bundle,
the employee detaches the corresponding ticket from the bundle's
Ticket Sheet and attaches it to a time sheet.
- If there's a Time Clock system, managers edit punches as needed
to indicate transfers, interruptions, and other significant circumstance
exceptions. Otherwise, the employees log this information on their
time sheets for manual entry by office staff.
- If managers need to track a step-specific production problem
to its source, they use Bundle-Track's Bundle
Adjustments tool to look up the corresponding ticket. The
scan detail indicates who performed the step and on what date.
- If managers determine that the production
standard value for a given production step needs to be changed,
they enter that change into Bundle-Track and update the rate for
all related tickets, scanned or not.
Payroll, end of the day
- Managers collect ticket-laden time sheets from the employees
and deliver them to the Payroll office.
- If the Bundle-Track system includes a Custom
Time Clock Data interface, the Bundle-Track user initiates
an import of the day's time clock data to automatically update
Work Event records for
- A Bundle-Track user opens the Events window.
- For each employee ...
The user directs the Events window to the
's list of
Work Events for the day.
- (If there is no Custom Time
Clock Data interface in place to automate the task, the
user logs any necessary adjustments to the Hours and Pay
Conditions in the employee's default list of Work Events
for the day.)
- With a handheld
barcode scanner (no typos!), the user scans each bar-coded
ticket from the employee's time sheet into the appropriate
Work Event, entering Ticket
Splits as necessary.
- The user enters any adjustments to earnings or total pay.
- Bundle-Track automatically calculates Costs
& Performance Ratings, increments experience hours counts
for Training Curves, and
calculates gross pay.
- The user previews or prints reports
for validation, distribution, or archiving.
Payroll, end of the pay period - within
- The user exports gross pay data
to a file for delivery to a net payroll system (using either the
built-in ADP pay export feature or a Custom Pay Export interface).
- After pay is transmitted, the user closes the pay period. Bundle-Track
automatically archives activity data, updates rolling
historic averages, and increments the pay period number.