Over 80% of all small and mid-sized industrial organizations are still using paper forms and manual keyboard data entry to track their operations. This method of tracking operations is not only expensive, typically costing an organization the equivalent of one to three people at an average loaded cost of $50,000 per person to do the data collection, but can also result in costly data collection and operational mistakes.
Work-in-Process (WIP) tracking systems from KnarrTek, which are based on the BellHawk software, enable manufacturers and other industrial organizations to transition to using technologies such as barcode scanning and mobile data collection to eliminate the need for paper forms and manual data entry.
BellHawk is available on a Software-as-a-Service basis, in the Cloud, through BellHawk Online for under $1,000 per month, without the need for any IT people to support the software. This makes the transition to automated data collection easy and affordable even for small industrial organizations.
Having real time visibility of the status of each customer's order prevents the cost of:
Also, BellHawk can use the WIP tracking data to automatically schedule productions in real-time to help ensure that orders get out when scheduled, within the limits of available resources.