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Manufacturing Software for Humans

StartProto was designed to enable all people in your organization to do their best work and increase manufacturing velocity.

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Yes, it’s possible to love your software.

For manufactures, friction is the ultimate bottleneck. It slows you down and stalls your growth.
StartProto eliminates friction by bringing all your data together on one easy-to-use, powerful platform your whole team will love. Now you’re freed up to focus on what really matters: your customers.


Built to Eliminate Friction at Every Step

Purchasing
Routing
Job Interface
Inventory
Scheduling

Purchasing

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Purchasing is easy when it is aligned directly to your work. The StartProto system will make suggestions on what you should purchase to complete your active orders or to keep you stocked on essential supplies according to your minimum stock levels.

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Create POs On Demand

Understanding how much material is on-hand, allocated, and available is all held within the system to help your purchasing flow. But, software is meant to work for you right? When you need to order anything, POs can be customized to include custom line items or any attachments you may need.

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Keep Track of Vendors

Save engineering drawings, Purchase orders, price history, and CRM data inside if the system. Or don't, it's completely up to you.

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Routing

Inventory Page Example

Building out the routes for every single part, every single time you want to make something really slows people down. Naturally, we wanted to give users the ability to make the routing steps in less that 30 seconds and let information be added organically. Our routing system allows operators and managers to utilize a flexible and more realistic job tracking platform that accounts for the multiple steps that go into developing a part, even if you do not have all the information Day 1. Commenting, attaching drawings, pictures, and even videos are what allows StartProto to truly expedite the software setup so you can focus on work.

The window that can be filled out quickly in order to get routing and work to the shop floor.

Fast Track Route Creation

Fast track the creation of a route and work associated with a job. There's no better way to learn then going through the steps yourself, this is why you are always allowed to go back into routing steps and make changes after you finalize the production process.

Production Workflows

Visualize your production workflows in the most modern way possible. Expedite the learning curve and spot bottle necks before they occur using the next generation of production workflow modeling.

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Job Interface

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Equip operators with a dynamic tool that gives them everything they need to do their best work: their schedule, job details, drawings, and more. Lightweight shop floor time tracking software enables operators to share valuable operational insights in real-time, creating a collaborative space that improves your shop’s efficiency and documents it in the cloud for safekeeping.

Realtime views of allow users to sort through work specific to them

Uncover the Process

Realtime views allow users to sort through work specific to them, all work in the shop, or work dedicated to a certain customer order or resource center. Information is readily available to see what to do now and what to do next.

Dashboards you can Count On

All of the data collected during the manufacturing process is transformed into dashboards that allow mangers to drill down into efficiency and see where time is going into making every single part.

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Communication example in the StartProto App

Communication is Key

Commenting of images, text, or even video allows for ongoing improvement of processes and workflow. Massive improvements can be discovered right on the shop floor and documented in realtime. Whether the information is being collected for certification or education, its always being collected for ready use.

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Inventory

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Inventory made easy.

Add the parts you create and the parts you buy into the system and watch as you are given...

  • Bill of Materials
  • Change Logs
  • Order Prompts
  • Barcoding
  • and more!

Realtime views into what has been ordered and where parts are being allocated.

Material Tracking

Realtime views into what has been ordered and where parts are being allocated.

Inventory Traceability

Located almost universally throughout the software, never lose track of materials across the shop using the integrated inventory traceability system.

inventory traceability system through barcode scanning
Quickly track work within the system by viewing the status pills that identify how many parts are ready to be run through each operation.

Work Status

Quickly track work within the system by viewing the status pills that identify how many parts are ready to be run through each operation.

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Scheduling

Inventory Page Example

Scheduling can be automated within the system or manual. Both approaches are made available in order to prevent any headaches. If you see a job, order, or line item that you would like to see completed first it should be as simple as clicking it and moving it to the top.

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Variety of Views

There are diffrent ways people like to digest the information they are getting from the shop floor. One of our favorites is to separate work by Resource Group and allow for each operation to be displayed by priority for each type of resource.

Optional Tracking

Do not want to count on inventory to be accurate to release work? The option to disable inventory tracking on items is available. Now the work will be released to the shop floor regardless of what is in the inventory system.

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Intelligent Planning

Hot job come across the shop? Make the most out of your scheduling system by marking orders or line items as higher priority than normal items.

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