The following are demonstration videos on how to use BellHawk Online to solve various inventory and work-in-process tracking problems. Except for the Introductory Video, you will need to register on our website (with your name and Email) to see these videos, if you have not already registered.
|Introduction to BellHawk Online: (9 minutes) In this brief introductory video, we provide an overview of the BellHawk software and explain how BellHawk Online enables manufacturers and other industrial organizations to easily transition from using paper forms and manual keyboard data entry to using technologies such as barcode scanning and mobile computing to track their operations.This video also describes how BellHawk Online enables industrial organizations to track their operations in real-time at an affordable cost and prevent expensive operational mistakes.|
|License-Plate-Number Materials Tracking: (17 minutes) In this overview Tutorial Video, we lay the foundation for the following videos by describing the principles on which license-plate-number (LPN) materials tracking is based. License-plate materials tracking is the foundation on which BellHawk is based. It is also the basis of the GS1 standard for tracking and tracing materials in the global supply chain, which has been adopted by the FDA, DoD, FAA, and many other agencies, as well as ISO, for materials tracking and traceability. In this video, we discuss how BellHawk uses these principles to track the receipt of raw materials, their transformation into finished products, and the packing and shipping of these products into the upstream supply chain.|
|Barcode Inventory Tracking using BellHawk Online MTS: (19 minutes) In this demonstration video we use the BellHawk Online software to demonstrate the use of barcode scanning and license-plate-number (LPN) tracking methods to record the entry into inventory of bins of material as well as the receipt and put-away of boxes of material. We also demonstrate the packing of multiple items into a box which is then recorded as shipped to a customer. Then we look at some of the screens, Excel exports, and reports that are available to materials managers, as well as how we can adjust inventory as part of cycle counting operations.|
|Simple Work-in-Process Tracking using SPTS: (18 minutes) In this demonstration video we use the BellHawk Online SPTS Simple Production Tracking System to track the manufacture of a batch of 6 knobs. These knobs go through three operations: first cutting and shaping the knobs on a lathe from a round steel bar, second drilling and tapping holes into the door knobs, and third polishing and inspecting the resultant knobs. In this demonstration, we focus on capturing the status of the production batch in real-time and of tracking the amount of labor involved and how long each job step took.|
|Simple Work-in-Process Tracking using MTS: (15 minutes) In this demonstration video we use the BellHawk Online MTS Materials Tracking System to track work-in-process materials for the manufacture of a batch of 6 knobs. These knobs go through three operations: first cutting and shaping the knobs on a lathe from a round steel bar, second drilling and tapping holes into the door knobs, and third polishing and inspecting the resultant knobs. In this demonstration, we focus on capturing the progress of a tote of parts in real-time and of tracking how long each job step took and the wait time between steps.Please note that when this video was produced MTS was referred to as SMTS|
|Using the RT-OPS Real-Time Operations Tracking System to track both Production and Inventory (44 minutes) In this companion demonstration video to the SPTS video, we use BellHawk software to track the manufacture of the same batch of 6 knobs but here we focus on tracking materials. We see how we receive a rod of stainless steel bar stock and then track its conversion into Work-in-Process (WIP) materials. We then track the WIP through further processing and then into its conversion into finished goods and their shipment to customers. We see how WIP is tracked in a reusable tote and how defective parts are recorded as scrap inventory that can be recycled. Finally we look at a variety of reports and Excel exports that can give production managers a real-time view of their operations. Please note that when this video was made RT-OPS was referred to as JMTS, the BellHawk Job and Materials Tracking System.|
Purchase Order (PO) Receiving: (14 minutes)
This video demonstrates how to use the BellHawk Online Purchase Order Receiving Module to enter Purchase Orders (POs) and then how to receive materials, such as electrical connectors and reels of wire, against these Purchase Orders. We then show how to record the put-away of these items into stock room or warehouse locations.
Shipping Order (SO) Receiving:
This video demonstrates how to use the BellHawk Online Ship Order and Pick modules. It starts with a demonstration of how to enter a ship order for a customer order and how to send an acknowledgement. This ship order is then used to generate a barcoded picking sheet, which is used to record the picking, packing, and shipment of the customer order.