Shop Timecard Module in Action
Webduct was built to get work orders from the jobsite and into the shop/office in a digital format. Having a standardized digital workflow for field tickets saved time and money by eliminating human errors and administrative overhead. Empowering workers to submit work orders in a digital format opened the door to a brave new world where more information and data could be added to that digital work order. Soon Webduct was pricing and costing work orders. Then, production management and delivery were added. Building on the success of digital work orders, made it easier for the field, shop, and office personnel to operate
The theory of compounding interest took over and we added tool tracking. I mean why not? After all the guys were already using webduct to order tools, why not add the back-end for inventory tracking and billing? It saves everyone time and money right? And what about time? If the digital work orders are already coming through the shop with fabrication time, production management and delivery scheduling, doesn’t it make sense to give shop personnel the ability to book and track their time against those work orders? Makes sense right? I mean there they are, all the work orders in one spot, everyone can see them nicely organized, sitting there ready for more data to be added, measured and reported. So we did it, and here we are in the final stages of Beta testing on the shop floor.
Now shop workers can filter and see work orders for their specific station or all stations. They can book their time directly to the work order and job, and they can change the status of their portion from “In Production” to “Ready”. At the end of the day, each worker’s time is already booked and allocated to the jobs they worked on. The shop foreman simply glances through each fabricators timecard and clicks “Approve”. Payroll staff simply download the .csv file and upload it into their accounting software.
The Shop Timecard is the latest in a series of releases working towards answering the simple, but highly complex question everyone in commercial construction wants to know; how are my projects doing today?
As we build more and more data around that original digital work order the questions start to answer themselves in real time.
Stay tuned for more