Floor Data Collection
The Data Collection Application allows employees to enter
their own time and attendance directly into strategically
placed computers. The basic idea behind the application is
giving users the ability to "clock" in and
out of attendance and jobs. This can eliminate the manual
entry of time cards into the Shop Floor Control application.
The application was designed to allow data input through
a variety of input devices: any combination of keyboards,
mice, barcode wands or touch screens. Shop Mate contains
reports that print barcodes, which facilitate the entry
of data via barcode wands.
- Data input via touch screen, barcode reader, keyboard
- Use in batch or on line
mode. Batch mode allows administrators
to edit the data prior to updating system files while
on line mode updates system files immediately.
- Real time job tracking in on line mode.
- Ability to enter attendance as well as labor data.
- Eliminates hand written shop cards.
Major components of application:
The Administrative Login allows access to all components
of the application, including the ability to modify, delete
and post data collection transactions. Using this login
you can access several maintenance windows including
employee, job, workcenter and more.
The Shop Login ONLY allows users to "clock"
in and out of jobs and/or attendance. There are no menus
available when logged in as shop and the Task Bar, the
bar at the bottom of the screen that contains the start
button, is disabled. The only window available to the
users is the data collection window. Closing the data
collection window while logged in as shop requires a
password, so there is no need to worry that shop floor
personnel will have access to other programs on the