Assisted Assembly Introduction
Getting your Assembly Bay Set Up
To use assisted assembly you will need a terminal in your assembly bay, and either Cleaner Supply rail converters (pictured on the second page), or hooks with clips to hold up the permanent number locations. Click here for the link to the Cleaner Supply assembly rail converter.
Each panel has 13 slots, you'll need at least 2 or 3 and maybe more depending on your daily volume, please discuss how many slots will work best for your store with your SMRT contact. Attached is the PDF for the assembly locations. You will need to print this on Avery Labels 5164 which can be purchased online, at Staples, or Office Depot. Once you print the labels stick them on paper or cardboard and clip them to the rail converter or hooks in your assembly area. These will be your assembly locations. You don't have to use all 100 locations obviously it's just our default file.
Your computer screen will need to be visible to the employee assembling. You can mount the screen to overhead rails, place it on a table at the end of the bay, or do both by mirroring the table computer to another screen mounted above the area. Your table will need space for a thermal printer and a barcode scanner.
The Assembly Process
- Once the garments have been through the dry cleaning / laundry process the assembler scans the barcode that has been attached to the garment.
- The software will display the number position where the garment needs to be hung and every garment belonging to the same order will be assigned to the same position.
- Once the entire order is complete and ready to be picked up by the customer a ticket will print and the screen will turn green.
- Remove the finished order from the location it’s on and hang it on a hook or rail to be bagged, with the printed ticket attach.
Below are pictures of another cleaner’s assisted assembly setup. You can have a computer anywhere that is easily accessible but out of the way of production, and then mirror it to a screen above the assembly area.