Portable Shop Management Software
This article looks at an advancement from Henning Software called iVET Mobile Application that ties into the company’s ERP system.
An operator is calling up the next job from his job card, which is posted on his iPad.
Precious time is lost in the shop every time someone must leave their workcenter to check on work orders, job queue status or log in or out of an operation. This article, “Taking Shop Management Software on the Road,” looks at an advancement from Henning Software called iVET Mobile Application that ties into the company’s ERP system.
Precision Plus is highlighted in the story, which is a Wisconsin shop that has embraced the mobility of this ERP access feature.
In practice, the mobile app capability helps Precision Plus disseminate information across the various shopfloor workcenters. When everyone is in “the loop,” fewer issues of not knowing arise. It has been well accepted on shop floor in large part because employees feel connected. There is less guessing and more knowing. The portability feature encourages communication on the shop floor. Click here to read the story.
With today’s high-powered and graphic-intense CNC, operators have everything under control, all on one screen.
Once all employees can see how process changes can benefit them, implementation becomes easier and efficiency soars.
Until early 1999, the shop quoted all its jobs using an Excel program developed in-house. Then, they began to use an engineering-based estimating program that provided more accurate representations of actual operating costs.