Why are Paperless Work Orders so important?
Paper travelers are so 1990’s!! No seriously, paper work order travelers/routers take a ton of time to create, move around, they get lost, they can easily get out-of-date, employees need to go scan them to track time on a centrally located PC, leaving their machines idle, office staff need to go out on the shop floor to look for jobs and get status. If you need to split a job, it’s a monumental task. Need to change routings or machines? It’s a manual process to cross out things on the paper router and rewrite the new information. When the job is finished, someone needs to file (or misfile to never be found again) or scan the router. They make research very difficult, and audits take forever!
Many shops have a hard time imagining removing their paper travelers, but the benefits are too numerous to ignore. The paper is strangling your ability to perform. More and more shops are going paperless with ProShop, impressing their clients, realizing all the financial and operational benefits and loving the process. Paperless WOs eliminate 100% of the problems with paper WO routers and saves incredible amounts of cost associated with those problems, while supporting the traceability needs of industries like aerospace and medical very well.