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How BellHawk Tracks Work-in-Process Materials

Material Flow

The BellHawk real-time data collection software tracks the receipt of raw materials, their transformation into intermediate and finished materials, as well as the picking, packing, and shipping of the finished products.

BellHawk provides three alternative base systems for work-in-process data collection and materials tracking:

  1. SPTS -Simple Production Tracking System, which tracks batches of material through a sequence of operations on a work order,  including capturing the labor time required and the piecework quantities made.
  2. MTS - Material Tracking System, which performs the tracking of the raw, intermediate, and finished materials using license-plate-number container tracking methods. This includes tracking each part or container of parts as they move from work center to work center.
  3. RTOPS - Real-Time Operations Tracking System, which combines the features of SPTS and MTS and tracks the transformation of materials based on work-order operations, which typically relate to the processing of a batch of materials, but which can also relate to the assembly, test, and repair of serial numbered equipment. RTOPS can also track the transformation of materials by in an industrial warehouse.

MTS and RTOPS can be used with the BellHawk WMS Warehouse Management System option to track warehouse operations, such as receiving, picking, packing, and shipping, as well as kitting, repacking, relabeling, and palletizing operations.

Comparison of Methods

It is recommended that clients start with the simplest method that meets their initial objectives. Then clients can always upgrade their BellHawk software to include the additional capabilities they may need in future.

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