Work in Process (WIP) tracking refers to tracking each item in production throughout the entire manufacturing process to ensure efficiency, accuracy, and traceability.
In many facilities, WIP tracking is still completed by hand, using spreadsheets and manual data entry; however, automated WIP tracking not only saves times and reduces errors, but it also provides real-time visibility into the flow of materials throughout production.
The foundation for automated WIP tracking is reliable barcode reading. Keep reading to learn about code reading solutions for WIP tracking or contact us to discuss your specific application.
Tracking items from raw materials to finished products provides a wide variety of benefits including enabling manufacturers to:
These, among other capabilities, enable manufacturers to increase profitability and remain competitive in their industries by increasing efficiency, reducing waste, and allowing for accurate, real-time identification of defects and bottlenecks.
ABR 7000 barcode readers offer superior decoding capability and are in multiple resolutions and a wide range of lens options.
iVu BCR Series barcode readers combine powerful decoding capabilities with ease-of-use to solve challenging traceability applications. These versatile barcode readers are available with a range of lens, lighting, and user interface options.
Able to decode over a dozen commonly used linear barcode symbols, the TCNM sensor provides fast read rates, broad depth of field, and high resolution.