Manufacturing 100: Material Completions for Production Management Training Video

The "Material Issues" program efficiently creates accurate Work Ticket Transaction entries in Sage 100 using a mobile device connected to a wireless network from the Workshop floor without requiring a Sage license.

 

 

Scanco Manufacturing 100 Material Completions

The "Material Completions " program efficiently creates accurate Work Ticket Transaction entries in Sage 100 using a mobile device connected to a wireless network from the Workshop floor without requiring a Sage license.

The first part of this video will be user training for the most popular data collection processes. The second part will explain how the data collected on the devices are imported into Sage. And the third part will explain all the data collection prompts and how the Scanco Web portal settings change the data collection process.

This first process that I will explain is the fastest option for data collection. This process does not require the user to enter their employee number and the “Auto-send” option is enabled which means the data collected is sent to Sage after each quantity entry.

Okay, let’s start the User Training.

Touch the Material Completions icon and then the first prompt is the Work Ticket prompt. If you have a barcoded Work Ticket Traveler printed out, scan the barcode. If not, you can key in or lookup the Work Ticket number.

If the warehouse you are working in is a Multibin warehouse, then the second prompt is the Bin prompt. Scan, key in, or look up the bin where that finished item will be placed.

The last prompt is the Quantity prompt. The Quantity remaining field shows the quantity that not been completed. You can scan the quantity if you have a barcode or use the on-screen keyboard to key in the quantity. If you enter a quantity that is lower than the Quantity remaining the program will stay on the Quantity prompt so you can easily complete more items. If you enter a quantity equal to the Quantity remaining the Work ticket prompt will be presented so you can start your next ticket. If you scan a quantity that is higher than the Quantity remaining the program will either present a password prompt which requires a manager to enter the correct password, or a warning message if a password is not required, or a message that you cannot enter a Quantity that is higher than the quantity remaining.

If at any point you need to change the prompt you are on, you can scroll the screen and touch the prompt with your finger to open that prompt.

 

This second process requires Employee number collection, allows Parent items to be placed on pallets, allows Alternate Parent items to be completed, allows Scrap entries, allows labels to be printed, allows the data collected to be reviewed, and requires the user to press Send after all data has been collected.

The first prompt is the Employee prompt, if you have a barcoded Employee Badge, scan the barcode. If not, you can key in or lookup your Employee number if the lookup is available.

Then enter data into the Work Ticket and the Bin prompts.

If “Allow Use Pallets” is enabled you will need to indicate the Pallet Type, then at the Pallet number. You can scan your pallet barcode or press the Next button to create a new pallet. At the Quantity prompt you will enter the quantity completed and if you need to change the Pallet number, just touch the Pallet number field to open the prompt and enter the next Pallet number then quantity. If you need to complete an item off of a pallet, just leave the Pallet Type prompt blank and the Pallet No prompt will be skipped.

If you need to change the Parent item, you can scroll the screen and item touch the prompt with your finger to open that prompt and then scan, key in or use the lookup to select a different Parent item. Once you return to the quantity prompt the Quantity remaining will show zero since that item is not on the Work ticket. You will enter the quantity and the Work ticket prompt will be presented so you can start your next ticket.

If you need to enter Scrap materials, touch the Scrap button at the Quantity prompt, and complete the quantity entry. You will need to touch the Scrap button to disable scrap entries.

If you need print labels, you can enable printing and choose the correct printing method. If you have collected data and forgot to print, choose “Prompt me” and then enter the number of labels required. If you want to disabled printing, just touch the printer icon, and printing is turned off.

If you need to review the data you have collected, press the “Review” button at the Work ticket prompt. The first screen will show all the items you have collected, touch the record to be reviewed with your finger, and then the details for that item are displayed. If label printing is enabled, you can print labels for the item that is displayed. If you need to delete an incorrect entry, you can touch the Delete Item button to remove the data displayed.

Once you have completed all your entries, touch the menu at the item prompt and press the Send button. Then press yes to confirm you want to submit the data you have collected. The last message displayed is the confirmation that the data was imported into Sage.

 

This third process shows the Material Completion by Item and Allow Take Picture options enabled.

If the Finished item collected is only on one Work ticket, then the skip the Work ticket prompt will be skipped. If the Finished item collected is more than one Work ticket, then the Work ticket entered. After collecting the item, you can touch the camera button to take a picture. The first time you press the Camera icon you are required to allow access, press OK to proceed.

The device's camera application is used to take the image, press the "photo" button to proceed.

After taking your picture, the "Retake" and "Use Photo" buttons appear, choosing Use Photo will save the image to Sage’s Images folder.

 

Now I will show the EZ import program in Sage.

In the Mobility folder, you will see the EZ Import program. The EZ Import program will need to be running in each company that you are collecting production data for on the devices in order to process the collected data in real-time. After clicking the EZ Import link in Sage the program will appear and you will need to press the “Proceed” button to start the import process. If data has been collected and you have not started the EZ Import, the collected data will not create Work Ticket Transaction entries in Sage 100. This is not an issue as no data has been lost, just start the EZ Import and all the data collected will be imported. You can press the “Stop” button if you want to pause importing data.

There are certain reasons why the collected data could be rejected. This screen shows rejections have occurred and at this point, the option is to open the Manufacturing Rejected Import Maintenance program to see what happened. The first screen shows the different activities where rejections have occurred. You can highlight an "activity" and press the Edit button and then highlight a record and press Fix Entry. The Edit screen has two tabs, check both tabs and fix the issue when possible, then press Accept to Save your changes. Close the Edit screen by clicking on the X in the upper right corner and then you can press the Import or Import all buttons to create Work Ticket Transaction entries. If the data does not pass validation you will see this message and you can attempt to solve the issue again.

 

Now I will explain what each option does so you can refine the data collection process to fit your order of operations.

All the Manufacturing Profile options explained in this video are on the Material Completions tab in the web portal at Customers.Scanco.com

The “Allow Material Completions Activities” option must be enabled before you can use the Material issues programming on the devices. When this option is disabled the Material Completions is grayed out and the user cannot get into the application.

 

Depending on your Profile settings, the first prompt can either be the Employee prompt OR the Work Ticket prompt OR the Item prompt.

This set of options will prompt for Employee then Work ticket.

This set of options will prompt for Employee then Item.

This set of options will prompt for Work ticket without Employee.

This set of options will prompt for Item without Employee.

 

Depending on your Profile settings, the menu may or may not include the Send button.

When the "Auto Send" option is enabled, the "Send" button is removed. The Auto Send option sends the collected data directly to Work Ticket Transaction entry after every quantity entry.

When the "Auto Send" option is disabled and the “Enable Send button” is enabled the user is required to send the data to be imported.

When the "Auto Send" option and the “Enable Send button” is disabled, the user cannot send the data to be imported. The data must be sent from the Scanco Tech Dashboard.

When the “Allow Printing” option is disabled, the "Print" button is not available on the menu. When the “Allow Printing” option is enabled, the "Print" button is available on the menu.

When “Auto” is chosen, the quantity collected at the Quantity prompt will be used at the number of labels to be printed. This method turns the Print button green.

When “Prompt Me” is chosen, the user will key in the number of labels for each entry. This method turns the Print button green.

When “Manual” is chosen, the user must press the print button after quantity entry whenever a label is required.

The Manual and Prompt Me method require numeric entry for the number of labels to be printed.

When the “Allow Review” option is disabled, the "Review" button is not available on the menu. When the “Allow Review” option is enabled, the "Review" button is available on the menu. Touching the Review button will display a list of previously collected items.

When the “Allow Alternate Parent Item” option is disabled, the user cannot enter an Alternate Parent Item for the work ticket collected. When the “Allow Alternate Parent Item” option is enabled, the user can enter an Alternate Parent Item for the work ticket collected.

When the “Allow Take Picture” option is disabled, the Camera button is not available. When the “Allow Take Picture” option is enabled the Camera button will be available next to the Item prompt. If you touch the camera icon you can take an image and save the image back to Sage’s Images folder.

The first time you press the Camera icon you are required to allow access, press OK to proceed.

The device's camera application is used to take the image, press the "photo" button to proceed.

After taking your picture, the "Retake" and "Use Photo" buttons appear, choosing Use Photo will save the image to Sage’s Images folder.

When the “Allow Use Pallet” option is disabled, the pallet prompt is not presented during data entry. When the “Allow Use Pallet” option is enabled, the user will be prompted for a pallet Type and Pallet number. Leaving the Pallet Type prompt blank skips pallet collection. Pallet Creation requires Scanco Multibin and License Plating.

When the “Allow Scrap” option is disabled, the Scrap button is not presented at the quantity prompt during data entry. When the “Allow Scrap” option is enabled, the user can create scrap entries by enabling the Scrap button at the quantity prompt during data entry.

This concluded the Manufacturing 100 Material Completions training presentation, thank you for your time.