The Real-Time Data Collection (also known as Shop Floor Data Collection) module enables information from the factory floor to be collected and collated electronically. As each operation or activity is performed, the information is captured by the employee ‘swiping’ or ‘wanding’, using bar-code pens, scanners or through direct entry into a data capture time clock.
At the beginning and end of every task, the operator swipes his card, then uses a scanner to read the bar code on the job card. A key on the terminal allows the operator to sign on/off against several jobs that might be undertaken in succession on the same aircraft Ian Harvey, Systems Accountant, KLM UK Engineering
- The live site is created. Prior to going live, the final data is loaded and validated. The project team will train the people who will work on the new system to ensure users are ready and prepared to use the new software.