Real-Time Work-in-Process and Materials Tracking Systems
Two major causes of non-productive wasted labor in industrial organizations are:
Employees filling out paper forms using pencil and paper
Other employees typing this data into computer programs.
When this time is added up, it often amounts to the equivalent of between one and three people doing
non-productive work, which typically costs between $50,000 and over $150,000 per year.
Paper forms are typically used:
By material handlers and production employees to record information that is subsequently to be entered into
ERP or accounting systems which are too complex for these employees to use directly.
By employees using one system, such as an order entry system, to pass information to employees using another
system, such as a production planning system.
The BellHawk software eliminates the need for this wasted labor by:
Replacing the filling out of forms by production workers and material handlers by the use of barcode
Automatically exchanging data between different systems, so as to eliminate the need for duplicate data
The use of paper forms also has other problems such as introducing mistakes and delaying the availability of
information. Please click on the following link to learn more about problems
with paper forms.