Ease-of-Use software solutions

Over the decades that Blackhawk has been serving the manufacturing community, we have provided many plants with solutions where the first sentence spoken in the initial meeting was “all we want is.” It wasn’t that their ERP or MES solution didn’t have something that could have worked, it was that it was just too difficult or time consuming to use. (Hence the continual rise in the plant’s use of spreadsheets!)

This is where we come into the picture. We deliver ease-of-use automation where the real benefit to having us on your team is that you get all the perks of an in-house developed solution with none of the worries about long term support.

One of our most popular solutions is our WMS which was born of an ease-of-use automation request. The plant just wanted to be able to scan the serial number on the container label and then scan the barcoded location that the container was placed. We added a label re-print for unreadable labels and the plant was off and running (and the materials group had the next step in their plan for inventory accuracy). Over time our WMS has evolved to become a state of the art product and it remains very easy to use. What also makes it an easy success is that it runs perfectly well with or without any interaction to the plant’s ERP or MES.

Presently we are designing a couple of Ease-of-Use solutions:

  • Fork lift/crane Inspection audits with email alerts…
  • Dunnage inventory using phone apps…
  • Outside processing inventory using phone apps…

If any of these projects are of interest or if there is some other ease-of-use automation that would make your plant more successful, please give us a call.