How to Reduce Paper Trails in a Work Order
Printing all your customers’ revisions and blueprints may sound like a great way to keep physical records easily accessible. However, there is a high potential of losing this paperwork and causing a huge headache for you and your team.
Questions to Ask
1. Is the creation of work orders automated in your shop?
2. Do you send a packet (consisting of blueprints, PDF’s etc) out to your shop?
3. Are you looking to go paperless?
4. Does your current process allow you to go paperless?
What Can we do?
An Engineering Change Notice (ECN) is a document authorizing and recording design changes throughout the phases of a product’s life-cycle. ECN documentation contains the justification for changes made to a component or system once the initial design is complete.
Once you have an ECN process set in place, you can reduce your paper trail by having one paper traveler that outlines exactly what needs to be done. You won’t be completely paperless, but the paper you do print will be significantly decreased and should improve efficiency.
If you want to go one step further and become truly paperless, you should consider using other tools like MIE Kiosk (shop floor data collection software) paired with MIE Trak Pro.
MIE Trak Pro
In MIE Trak Pro and MIE KIOSK a “move ticket” can be created. A move ticket is a label that tells the operator where the parts are moving to when a sequence has been completed or partially completed. Contact us here to request a demo and learn how we can help you grow your business.