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form to keep track of jobs in a day

Discussion in 'Business Management' started by James Chrimes, Jul 2, 2012.

  1. James Chrimes

    James Chrimes Very Active Member

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    I am wondering if any of you use forms to help keep track of production per a person in a day. Trying to see exactly who is getting what produced in the shop. Any suggestions? Thanks
     
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  2. Bigdawg

    Bigdawg Just Me

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    We tried it - didn't really work as well as we wanted because we are a small shop - and we jump from thing to thing and it was taking more time to document than to just do it.

    We do have the other gal here keep a list of the jobs she works on - but not any level of detail to it.
     
  3. 2B

    2B Very Active Member

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    we use Trello (its free) https://trello.com/ here, it allows each person to comment on a job from their desk and everyone sees the status

    there is Sign Vox we have no experience with them
     
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    SD&F Very Active Member

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    We have a tracking system that moves the job thru each station once the person receives it and finishes it. It tracks it and we are able to look in and see what station it is at. We did the paperwork and stamp method, but it does not work as well.
     
  5. charleskowen

    charleskowen New Member

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    Trello looks amazing. I really want to use it now. Thanks for sharing.
     
  6. StarSign

    StarSign Active Member

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    Looking at Trello now, this looks like what we have been looking for also.
     
  7. James Chrimes

    James Chrimes Very Active Member

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    Thanks for the input.
     
  8. Locals Find!

    Locals Find! Very Active Member

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    Trello is great. I learned about it on here, I know use it for the business and my personal life. Its really easy to use and you can make it fit any project or projects you want. I even have my wife using it to manage the kids school events.
     
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    signswi Very Active Member

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    Whatever you do, go digital. Managing workflow with paper is a wreck.
     
  10. eahicks

    eahicks Magna Cum Laude - School of Hard Knocks

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    We use Google Docs....every computer is logged into a spreadsheet document with sections for jobs in production, materials to order list, install list, etc. Works pretty good. Everyone can update in real time, check off completed jobs, add notes, etc.
     
  11. john1

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    Signvox, problems solved.

    But but it's $129 a month...Yeah and it WORKS
     
  12. rjssigns

    rjssigns Major Contributor

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    Put in cameras. Sounds like you are on a slacker hunt.
    I know of a business near me that has the foremen on patrol looking to cut waste. They are recording trips to the bathroom, drinking fountain, etc... Even shut the tool crib until 11a.m. everyday as it was a spot the slackers would go to BS and it still looked like they were doing something.
    They also implemented time studies. They have their best guy do a job a couple times and average that time. Then the rest have to make that time within a couple minutes or....
     
  13. signswi

    signswi Very Active Member

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    And this, kids, is why you should go to college and get a white collar job. Humans aren't robots.

    Also seriously just go demo signvox, $129/month is like one less (small!) job screwed up due to paper shuffle. Will pay for itself immediately.
     
  14. HulkSmash

    HulkSmash Major Contributor

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    +1 for signvox. You can really keep organized with it.
     
  15. Fatboy

    Fatboy Very Active Member

    I am way to disorganized for it.
     
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