Work in Process

  • Did we start the job yet
  • What work center is the job at now
  • How much time has been spent on the job
  • How long has the job been at that work center waiting for a technician to start that operation

Are you struggling answering any of the questions? What happens when your customer or your sales staff calls and wants to know the status of their production items. FlowTrac’s ProductionTrac was created to help you answer these types of questions.

Work in process tracking needs to happen real time. The days of hand written notes and Excel spreadsheets that are keyed in at the end of the day or days later, are far gone. You need to track important information real time. FlowTrac solves these issue with real time barcode scanning. A barcode could be attached to workstations on the floor or even scanned with mobile barcode scanners. Our mobile scanning will post the information back to your server via Wi-Fi immediately upon the scan. If Wi-Fi is not available or goes down, FlowTrac will save the scanned information to the device and post the data when the Wi-Fi comes back up or you place the device on it’s charging cradle.

FlowTrac offers two significant tracking solutions. First the employee’s time is tracked on each job as they scan in/out, and complete a specific operation. Secondly, the order is scanned as it moves from work center to work center. By tracking both of these, you can analyse if too much is being spent by the technician, or too much time is spent in a work center waiting for a technician to start the operation.

 

  • Multi-Company Inventory, Multi-Site per Company Quantities and Costs, Multi-Bin Locations within a Site
  • Search Products by Product using WildCards, Group, Manufacturer, Active/InActive. Stock/NonStock
  • Track by Serial Number, Lot Number, or Bulk
  • Product Master Record with Barcode ID, Extended Description, Length, Width, Height, Weight, Last Cost, Landed Cost, 4 unit of measures, User definable Fields and Labels
  • Categorized by Group, Manufacture, Active/Inactive, Stock/NonStock
  • All Sites grid view of Quantity on Hand, Committed, On Order, In Bound, Out Bound
  • Drill Down on Onhand Quantity to view quantities location by bin
  • Drill Down on Bin Location Quantity to see activity log of How, Where and When the quantity arrived at the current bin location
  • Drill Down on Committed Quantity to view Open and Pick in Process Sales Orders with drillable fields to view Sales Order or Customer record.
  • Drill Down on On Order quantity to view Open and Receive In Process Purchase Orders with drillable fields to view Purchase Order or Supplier record
  • Drill thru to Last Sale Order or Customer , Last Purchase Order or Supplier
  • Drill Down on In Bound or Out Bound to view Transfer Orders From/To other Company Sites
  • Multi-Suppliers per Product, with Supplier’s SKU Number, control Primary and Secondary Preferences
  • Multi-Customers per Product, with Customer’s SKU Number
  • Unlimited Notes, designating Notes as PopUp, or Internal
  • Production Order “routing” or “traveler” hard copy provides detail Operation information as well as barcoded Processes for easy Scanning on the Shop Floor.
  • Scanning on the Shop Floor via Desktop Workstations, Tablets, or Mobile Barcode Guns Start the Production Order and moves the Order into the Work In Process status.
  • Shop Floor Process Entry Window for easy Scanning of Start/Stop and Completeion of Labor at each Work Center
  • Shop Floor Process Entry Window also provide Scanning and Tracking of Raw Material Pulls from Stock
  • Shop Floor Process Entry Window also provide Scanning and Tracking of Movement from Work Center to Work Center to trap time Job spent at Work Center before Processing began
  • Shop Floor Produced Entry Window allows Finished Product Quantities to be immediately released to stock for Shipping or Inventory Levels
  • Shop Floor Process Window can be set to Prompt for Quantities on Completion of a Process to account for damaged or lost quantities.
  • Unlimited Operations can be defined per Finished Product
  • Operations may consist of Processes or Material Pulls
  • Production “Travelers” or “routing” hard copy with Barcoded fields for easy scanning In/Out and Material Pulling
  • Production Orders will automatically create additional “child” orders when low on Material that is required to produce for parent order.
  • Production Orders can automatically create Supplier Purchase orders when low on Material that is required.
  • Processes can be defined as the Final Process of any Finished Product. Upon completion of that designated process, Production order is finalized and Finished Quantity Release to stock.
  • Material Pull Operation can spawn additional Production Orders when stock not available.
  • Product Order Overview by Order, Order Level (Parent Level 1, Child Order level 2, etc…, Site displaying last process started, current Work in Process Labor Accumulated, Work In Process Material Value Accumulated, Totals by Order, and Grand Totals
  • Work Center Overview Order, Order Level, Site displaying Work Center Total Time spent with Drill Down to Detail Work Center movement, Employee, Date-Time
  • Process OverView by Order, Order Level, Site displaying Process Total Time spent with Drill Down to Detail Processes logged. (Start/Stop/Completion Date-Times)
  • Analysis – Process History provides Search Criteria for Order Number, Product Wildcard, Site, Process Type, Post Date Range to Display Production Summary By Order, By Process Total Hours logged
  • Analysis – Work Center History provides Search Criteria for Order Number, Product Wildcard, Site, Process Type, Post Date Range to Display Production Summary By Order, By Work Center Total Hours spent at each Work Center logged
  • Multi-Company , Multi-Site Purchase Orders
  • Search Purchase Orders by Order Number, Product using WildCards, Supplier WildCard, Current Status (Open, Receiving, Posted, Voided), Order Date, Receive Date, Drop Ship
  • User Definable Colored Backgrounds designated On Time Orders, Due Within Number of Days Selected, and Past Due for Quick at a glance Status feedback
  • Drill Down on Purchase Order Number to display Purchase Order Detail Information.
  • Supplier Name & Address, Ship To Site, Order Override Number, Order Date, Due Date, Post Date, Ship Via, Drop Ship, Authorized Status, Authorized Date Time-User
  • Purchase Order Generation Numbers handle backorders and display current Generation of Partially Received Purchase Orders
  • Multi-Company Suppliers
  • Search Suppliers by Name, Part of Name using Wildcards, Clases, Types, Territories. Active/InActive
  • Excel Import/Export, CSV File Import/Export
  • Unlimited Addresses for Supplier, including a Default Address
  • Google Map integration for easy directions
  • Unlimited Contacts providing First, Last Name, Title, Address, Active/InActive, Numbers for Office, Cell, Fax, Email
  • Contact FaceBook and Twitter Information
  • Classes for Searching and Grouping Breakdowns
  • Types for Searching and Grouping BreakdownsTerritories for Searching and Grouping BreakdownsDrill Down on Suppliers Products, to display all products and their Last Purchase Order and Last Received dates, Last Cost and Last Landed Costs
  • Drill Down on Purchases to show Open, Receiving, Posted, or Voided Purchase Order History
  • Allow or DisAllow BackOrders by Supplier for Purchase Orders
  • Quick Glance Last Purchase Date, Order Number, Receive Date, Post Date, Subtotal, Freight, Total
  • Custom User Definable Text/Numeric/Date Fields
  • Employee Records allow for address, contact information, and picture to be stored.
  • Employee Barcoded Badges with Picture ID may be printed for easy barcode scanning and logging of Employee Time on Production Orders and Time Clock purposes.
  • Employee Positions may be established adn assigned to an Employee
  • Multi-Lingual capability supported by User and User’s default locale
  • Database Table Inserts-Updates-Deletes are logged automatically through out all Modules
  • Logging Data View provides Search Criteria for Table Effected, User, Date Range, Type of Transaction (Insert or Update or Delete) for “watch dog” security
  • All Fields Labels are customizable by Administrator by Company. For exmaple Company A might call a Product Description “Description”, where as Company B might call the same thing “Reference”.
  • All Printing, first generates a PDF document and then Displays the Form or Report using your Default PDF Viewer. (Adobe, etc…) This provides easy printing to whatever printing device you have installed. Also all labels or documents can easily be emailed through the standard PDF Viewer options.
  • FlowTrac supports most major SQL databases. Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, PostGres, Oracle, others upon request
  • FlowTrac runs on all the major Browsers (current release minus one). Internet Explorer, Chrome, FireFox, Safari (Apple), Opera unmodified. Not Downloads required, No Plug-Ins. Workstations, Servers, Tablets, Ipad’s, Cell Phones, most Mobile Devices
  • FlowTrac runs on Your Server’s platform or Your Web Host’s platform. FlowTrac runs on Windows and Linux operating systems.
  • FlowTrac is NOT a Hosted Service (SAAS). When you purchase the software, we load the software on Your designated Server, Workstation, or Web Host.
  • FlowTrac also supports Native Apps for Windows Mobile, Apple, and Androids devices. Our native apps can be store data on the Moble Device when Wifi or Cellular Service is NOT available and then sync back up when it is available.