to bar code or not to bar code that is the question l.
Download
Skip this Video
Loading SlideShow in 5 Seconds..
To Bar-code or Not to Bar-code…. that is the question PowerPoint Presentation
Download Presentation
To Bar-code or Not to Bar-code…. that is the question

Loading in 2 Seconds...

play fullscreen
1 / 25

To Bar-code or Not to Bar-code…. that is the question - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 195 Views
  • Uploaded on

To Bar-code or Not to Bar-code…. that is the question Yvette Arguijo, HQ AETC/A7CAN Dwight Bird, EM Assist Two Basic Reasons to Barcode Inventory To know where all HAZMATs are on the installation at any one given period of time Inventory Where can all the HAZMAT Be?

loader
I am the owner, or an agent authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyrighted work described.
capcha
Download Presentation

PowerPoint Slideshow about 'To Bar-code or Not to Bar-code…. that is the question' - ostinmannual


An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Presentation Transcript
to bar code or not to bar code that is the question

To Bar-code or Not to Bar-code….that is the question

Yvette Arguijo, HQ AETC/A7CAN

Dwight Bird, EM Assist

inventory
Inventory

To know where all HAZMATs are on the installation at any one given period of time

1 inventory hazmart
1 - Inventory - HAZMART
  • Whether you bar-code or not EMIS knows how much is in inventory
  • Condition: Must have all inventory locations identified and operating as HAZMARTS
  • If you don’t have all your inventory locations in EMIS - you are not fully implemented and you have other problems….
    • EPCRA 311/312 requirements
epcra 311 312
EPCRA 311/312
  • Report each chemical where max quantity on-site at any time meets thresholds
  • Must know where inventory is base wide
    • Tracking receipts and issues is not enough
    • All hazmat inventory locations (outside of shop stock) must be in EMIS
2 inventory in the shop
2 - Inventory - In the Shop
  • Whether you bar-code or not, the shop is not a storage area for large quantities of hazardous material
  • Shops should have only small quantities of material - basically what they will use in a process over a short period of time
  • If the shops begin to store and hoard material - then you would have to either bar-code or make them a HAZMART!
    • EESOH-MIS allows tracking of shop inventory
    • Don’t forget inventory other than shop material for use must be in EMIS or you cannot do your EPCRA reporting properly
3 inventory in a process
3 - Inventory - In a Process
  • Material in a process tank or other piece of equipment
  • Whether you barcode or not, EMIS does not currently track HAZMATs in equipment
  • For us to care, it would have to be an EPCRA reportable item and be in large quantities not only in the equipment but elsewhere on base
inventory bottom line
Inventory - Bottom Line
  • Knowing our processes, materials and inventory is sufficient to adequately report - if we maintain supply discipline
  • Knowing more is better but…...

WANT IT

CAN’T AFFORD IT!

inventory10
Inventory
  • So what if I just gotta know?
  • EMIS (and EESOH) - it’s not an all or nothing choice
  • EMIS has the ability to turn on sequential tracking by NSN
    • micro-manage the fewest commodities absolutely necessary
  • EESOH has increased flexibility in determining what to manage/bar-code
accountability
Accountability

To know who the HAZMAT was issued to

accountability12
Accountability

For the HM Manager there is NO regulatory driver

Whether you barcode or not, EMIS currently tracks what shop material was issued to, when it was issued, and how much was issued

accountability13
Accountability
  • Con: Dumpster Story!
  • Pro: Borrowing and Lending
  • Pro: Inspections
  • Bottom Line:
    • Would you like to know?……...Yes
    • Do you need to know?…………..NO
    • Can you afford to know?……...NO
  • Bottom-Bottom Line: No regulatory requirement to enforce personal integrity but we still don’t trust them
barcoding configurations in emis
Barcoding Configurations in EMIS

No Barcoding

Barcode - no sequential tracking

Barcode at time of issue or time of receipt

Barcode - with sequential tracking

Barcode at time of issue or time of receipt

Manual Barcode - with sequential tracking

Barcode at time of issue or time of receipt

Manual Barcoding - no sequential tracking

Barcode at time of issue or time of receipt

sequential tracking vs barcoding
Sequential Tracking vs Barcoding
  • Sequential tracking is the numbering of every container
  • If Sequential Tracking is enabled then it also requires notification to the system as to when a specific container is emptied/consumed
  • Barcode labeling is the visible method by which you know the specific number of a container
  • Numbering occurs in EMIS whether you chose to put the visible barcode label on it or not
inventory management in emis no sequential tracking

POINT OF USE

Inventory Management in EMISNo Sequential Tracking

Adds containers to HAZMART Inventory

Receive

Transaction

Subtracts containers from HAZMART Inventory

and

Records Issue to Shop

HAZMARTInventory

-

+

Issue

Transaction

Shop

inventory management in emis sequential tracking

POINT OF USE

Inventory Management in EMISSequential Tracking

Adds containers to HAZMART Inventory

Receive

Transaction

Subtracts containers from HAZMART Inventory

HAZMARTInventory

-

Issue

Transaction

+

Adds containers to SHOPInventory

ShopInventory

+

Shop must tell System WHEN each container is empty to subtract from Shop Inventory!

-

ClearBarcodeTransaction

methods to clear barcodes
Methods to Clear Barcodes
  • Return empty containers
  • Return peeled off labels
  • Send in a list of barcode numbers
  • Call in barcode numbers
  • Go to EMIS terminal and clear
  • Have system auto clear periodically – what most people are doing now

The ONLY Real Way to know for SURE is to see the empty container!!

accountability bottom line
Accountability – Bottomline
  • We don’t trust users to the point that we must sequentially track BUT….
  • We do trust them to tell us daily each container that is emptied
  • If you really don’t trust them – you must look at the empty container……
the hot pink smiley face label
The HOT-PINKSmiley Face Label

For Accountability purposes only –

ANY label can be affixed to the products to show they have been processed through the HAZMAT Tracking System

the albertson s method
The “Albertson’s Method”
  • Grocery Gun Labels
    • The low tech solution
    • Quick, inexpensive
  • Works great for accountability
  • Does not work for inventory
slide22
?

Why does bar-coding work so well in a Grocery Store and other retail operations and not for us?

reasons not to barcode
Reasons Not to Barcode
  • We can meet our regulatory compliance requirements today without the use of bar-coding
  • Manpower Intense
    • Affixing barcodes
    • Ensuring proper barcode is issued
    • Policing shops who don’t turn in barcodes
    • Clearing barcodes
  • Expensive
  • No reliable way to clear barcodes so if effort is for inventory - not effective
  • Not enough value added success stories to barcode for accountability purposes
  • Current systems do not facilitate easy bar-coding
    • Scanners
    • Hand-held devices
    • Application to support
reasons to barcode
Reasons to Barcode
  • If done correctly – most accurate inventory
  • Easier surveillance
ok i hear you but
OK, I hear you but…
  • …..you still want to do it!
  • AFI supports bar-coding as efficient tracking, but allows MAJCOMs to choose best method for them
  • Bottom line: your decision