This is the big barcoding page, where you can learn every aspect of tracking time with barcode scanners. Browse the topics below and click to view a video. After you click, make sure to scroll down below each video for more details.
This page is mostly for manufacturers, assembly plants, and shops with employees performing tasks on items moving through the business. Each items is scanned, and the time is tracked.
Barcode videos, with specialty videos below
Basics of Barcoding
Barcode Expenses and Inventory
Things You Collect with Barcodes
Barcode Scan Qty Items Produced
Barcoding with Walmart Nextbook
Task Percentages When Barcoding
16 Things Barcodes Give You
Shop Floor Barcode Scanning
Automate Inventory Management
Basics of BarcodingLearn the basics of collecting time and materials on the shop floor with barcodes. This tutorial shows how to print barcode labels with MS Word, how to match them to projects and tasks, and how to scan to collect time.
Barcode Expenses and InventoryLearn how to collect materials and inventory items with barcodes on the shop floor. Scan expense templates, inventory items, and bill of materials (BOM's). These expense records can be added to employee time on invoices, reports, and manufacturing KPI's.
Things You Collect with BarcodesHere's a survey of some of the many things you can collect with barcodes on the manufacturing floor. Consider these: employee time, work orders, tasks, phases, expenses, inventory, BOM's, scripts, and ad hoc items used for manufacturing KPI.s
Barcode Scan Qty Items ProducedUse this technique to scan the number of items produced during manufacturing. Learn how long each item takes to produce, which employee produces the most in the least amount of time, and get totals for production and invoicing.
Barcoding with Walmart NextbookUse a Walmart tablet when scanning. Don't bother with full PC's or laptops. Skip the keyboard and mouse. Use touch-screen only with barcode scanners. This simplifies and reduces cost.
Task Percentages When BarcodingEmployees can see a percentage gauge when scanning tasks. This acts as a psychological incentive to complete tasks quickly.
16 Things Barcodes Give YouHere's a quick list of 16 things you get by scanning barcodes on the shop floor. Plus, you can invent a lot more. These are just the basics. Convert your shop over to barcode scanning and you'll save manual labor, you'll communicate more efficiently, and you'll get more accurate data.
Shop Floor Barcode ScanningGet a feel for how barcode scanning can improve your shop floor experience and profitability.
Automate Inventory ManagementAutomatically reorder inventory items when scanning with barcodes. Collect materials and expenses on the shop floor, and automatically deduct inventory and BOM's from stock.