One of the major problems that production enterprises face is the production procedure follow-up and the awareness in which production phase each production order is. PocketBiz realized this kind of business need and the special conditions being applied in the production field and developed an innovating product, called PocketBiz Production that is based on the PocketBiz platform.
Using a PDA with a built-in barcode scanner, the employees of the production line can record, at any time, useful data such as: the production order that they process, the items that are going in or out from a specific location, the time needed to fulfill a specific task etc. PocketBiz Production was designed in such a way in order to be easy to use even by people who are not familiar to personal computer.
PocketBiz Production is accompanied by an administration tool. The person who is in charge of the production line can use the administration tool in order to determine the phases of the production procedure, the sequence by which they will be executed etc. The PDAs users will be automatically informed of the overall production flow.
PocketBiz Production is fully integrated with the company’s ERP and or any other software that the company may use regarding production. The various data distributions (production flow phases, deliveries in final and intermediate warehouses etc) that are accomplished in terms of production level using PocketBiz Production, are automatically entered to the back-office system of the company. At the same time useful data (updated tables of products, production orders etc) are automatically collected by PocketBiz Production.
Some of the basic actions that can be accomplished using PocketBiz Production are the following:
Recording of the deliveries between the various production phases
Delivery of pallets / products to warehouses handling in hand products or products in the last production phase
Quantity measuring of the produced and the wasted products respectively
Develop and print barcode labels based on the quantities and the product types that are handled from one production phase to the other
Record the time duration that each production phase has lasted
Inventory control of the production line
The communication for the PDAs can be achieved either through a cradle in case that the production unit area is not large enough or a Wi-Fi network that can be implemented in case of vast production unit areas.
PocketBiz Production – Advantages
Elimination of errors at the time of internal deliveries of the production
Elimination of errors during the data entry of the internal deliveries to the back-office information system
Acknowledge at anytime of the production phase that each production order is
Record of useful statistic data and direct data entry to the back-office information system (time demanded for each task, number of waste products etc.)
Reduced operating costs
Possibility of on-line monitoring of the production procedure