Job Shop Software

Written by Gregg Ruais
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My personal experience with job shop software has taught me that these kinds of programs are invaluable for any manufacturing or production operation, especially when dealing with numerous client orders. This type of software gives personnel in production operations, client services, and on the customer side real-time information pertaining to job status and costs. The most efficient software are web based applications, allowing anyone to tracks jobs from any location that has an internet connection.

At my company, we print, fulfill, and ship approximately 10,000 client orders each day. Some jobs are more important than others, but, from a production standpoint, all orders are the same. When a client wants to track a specific job, calling my company and asking for the status is not the fastest way of getting information. Trying to find one order out of 10,000 on the production floor is like searching for a needle in a haystack.

The Job Shop Software Solution

All jobs are scanned before leaving each department, and that information is communicated to a database, which can be accessed using job shop software on the Web. At any point in time, our clients can monitor the progress of any given job by logging on and submitting a query. The query is answered within seconds.

Moreover, job shop software often comes with advanced reporting options. The software produces reports related to billing, productivity, inventory, and more. Within seconds, the software creates spreadsheets, which, otherwise, would take hours to compile.


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