OFF TOPIC - Identification of parts containers through mfg proce

Darren,

Do the parts get washed in the solvent along with the pans? If not,
then a removable tag will work just fine. If the tags need to stay on
the pan through the solvent wash, then buy yourself a Zebra printer and
use the Zebra "Z-Xtreme 4000T White High-Tack" label material. It will
withstand most common shop-floor solvents. Previously, we used this
label material for parts that needed to be labelled before going into
our detergent wash system.


have fun!






----- Original message -----
From: "Darren Mann" <dmann@...>
To: vantage@yahoogroups.com
Date: Wed, 20 Oct 2010 15:33:05 -0500
Subject: RE: [Vantage] OFF TOPIC - Identification of parts containers
through mfg process

Did I forget to mention we wash the pans in solvent every night...lol
thanks for all the ideas. Gives me something to think about tonight.

take care.
We are currently working towards our ISO certification and I have been
given the task of figuring out a better way of identifying our pans that
hold parts in them. Currently, a ticket is written and placed with each
pan with Job#, Customer name, and Part#. The problem is the ticket gets
lost and we have no idea what the pan contains. I have purchased a
weight counting scale and bar code printer that prints out a ticket but
the magnetic holders won't stick to the oily pans. Just curious what
other shops use to achieve better results in this area. Any input would
be appreciated.

Best regards,

Darren Mann
IT Manager/Purchasing/Quality Assurance
Miller Products Co.
1015 N. Main St.
Osceola, IA 50213
Ph. 641-342-2103
Fax 641-342-3222


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I've seen a clear plastic envelope, open at the top, riveted to the side
of containers. The printed label is on card stock, size is about a half
page, and is slipped into the plastic envelope. Suitable for larger
containers - not sure how big your pans are.



Brian.



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Of Darren Mann
Sent: Wednesday, October 20, 2010 12:03 PM
To: vantage@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Vantage] OFF TOPIC - Identification of parts containers
through mfg process





We are currently working towards our ISO certification and I have been
given the task of figuring out a better way of identifying our pans that
hold parts in them. Currently, a ticket is written and placed with each
pan with Job#, Customer name, and Part#. The problem is the ticket gets
lost and we have no idea what the pan contains. I have purchased a
weight counting scale and bar code printer that prints out a ticket but
the magnetic holders won't stick to the oily pans. Just curious what
other shops use to achieve better results in this area. Any input would
be appreciated.

Best regards,

Darren Mann
IT Manager/Purchasing/Quality Assurance
Miller Products Co.
1015 N. Main St.
Osceola, IA 50213
Ph. 641-342-2103
Fax 641-342-3222





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Darren,
We have a couple of different identification systems that work well for us. We have wire baskets (rather than pans) that we wire-tie a clear pocket folder
to that holds our traveler. We have our people highlight the operation line on the traveler when the operation is done, so it's very easy to see at what point in the job the parts are at. It also serves the purpose for the material handlers to easily see if the last oper is complete and parts need to be moved in the system. Each load has it's own copy of the traveler attached (might mean we have 10 copies of the same traveler in the plant) but the job quantity is changed to that specific load size on that traveler.

We also have a white plastic type of material that we cut to size (approx. 8-1/2 x 11), that we attach to wood crates, and we use dry-erase type markers to write P/N, & EC Level on the plastic - they stay on the container and can be erased and changed as needed, . We use this method for parts that are stored, or the job is complete and parts are in inventory. Works very well for us, and we are ISO certified.

HTH!
Julie Lehmann
Mercury Minnesota Inc.


----- Original Message -----
From: Darren Mann
To: vantage@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Wednesday, October 20, 2010 11:02 AM
Subject: [Vantage] OFF TOPIC - Identification of parts containers through mfg process



We are currently working towards our ISO certification and I have been
given the task of figuring out a better way of identifying our pans that
hold parts in them. Currently, a ticket is written and placed with each
pan with Job#, Customer name, and Part#. The problem is the ticket gets
lost and we have no idea what the pan contains. I have purchased a
weight counting scale and bar code printer that prints out a ticket but
the magnetic holders won't stick to the oily pans. Just curious what
other shops use to achieve better results in this area. Any input would
be appreciated.

Best regards,

Darren Mann
IT Manager/Purchasing/Quality Assurance
Miller Products Co.
1015 N. Main St.
Osceola, IA 50213
Ph. 641-342-2103
Fax 641-342-3222

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Did I forget to mention we wash the pans in solvent every night...lol
thanks for all the ideas. Gives me something to think about tonight.

take care.

________________________________

From: vantage@yahoogroups.com [mailto:vantage@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
Of Julie Lehmann
Sent: Wednesday, October 20, 2010 1:08 PM
To: vantage@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [Vantage] OFF TOPIC - Identification of parts containers
through mfg process




Darren,
We have a couple of different identification systems that work well for
us. We have wire baskets (rather than pans) that we wire-tie a clear
pocket folder
to that holds our traveler. We have our people highlight the operation
line on the traveler when the operation is done, so it's very easy to
see at what point in the job the parts are at. It also serves the
purpose for the material handlers to easily see if the last oper is
complete and parts need to be moved in the system. Each load has it's
own copy of the traveler attached (might mean we have 10 copies of the
same traveler in the plant) but the job quantity is changed to that
specific load size on that traveler.

We also have a white plastic type of material that we cut to size
(approx. 8-1/2 x 11), that we attach to wood crates, and we use
dry-erase type markers to write P/N, & EC Level on the plastic - they
stay on the container and can be erased and changed as needed, . We use
this method for parts that are stored, or the job is complete and parts
are in inventory. Works very well for us, and we are ISO certified.

HTH!
Julie Lehmann
Mercury Minnesota Inc.

----- Original Message -----
From: Darren Mann
To: vantage@yahoogroups.com <mailto:vantage%40yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Wednesday, October 20, 2010 11:02 AM
Subject: [Vantage] OFF TOPIC - Identification of parts containers
through mfg process

We are currently working towards our ISO certification and I have been
given the task of figuring out a better way of identifying our pans that
hold parts in them. Currently, a ticket is written and placed with each
pan with Job#, Customer name, and Part#. The problem is the ticket gets
lost and we have no idea what the pan contains. I have purchased a
weight counting scale and bar code printer that prints out a ticket but
the magnetic holders won't stick to the oily pans. Just curious what
other shops use to achieve better results in this area. Any input would
be appreciated.

Best regards,

Darren Mann
IT Manager/Purchasing/Quality Assurance
Miller Products Co.
1015 N. Main St.
Osceola, IA 50213
Ph. 641-342-2103
Fax 641-342-3222

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