The Real-Time Data Collection (also known as Shop Floor Data Collection) module enables information from the factory floor to be collected and collated electronically. As each operation or activity is performed, the information is captured by the employee ‘swiping’ or ‘wanding’, using bar-code pens, scanners or through direct entry into a data capture time clock.
The system allows data to be captured from standard PDA’s using bluetooth wireless technology, or from a PC based application designed for ‘touch screen’ use, and integrated with real time components
The information collected from the time clocks is user defined and can include employee number, job number, operation number quantity produced, start and finish times, quantity scrapped and so on
Real time or at pre-set intervals the entries are ‘collected’ from the time clocks and updated to the main system which means the information can then be used for a variety of purposes, including automatic posting to Time and Attendance, Work-in-Progress and instant productive and non-productive analysis
Advanced functionality and flexibility including unlimited user defined work patterns and work terms, continental work patterns, including flexi-time and rotations, and multiple job/operations per employee, including single or multiple machine minding.