Work Manager Software and Inventory Scanning System

M-Box is a Microsoft Azure-based IoT platform for SME manufacturers with limited budgets or IT manpower to implement IoT quickly and successfully.

Job Management Software

to Implement the basics of LEAN-manufacturing

Job Management Software with unbiased data from the Shop-Floor is essential in the transformation process to operate in a LEAN-manufacturing style and cut cost across the board through efficiency improvement, while improving production lead-times and project durations

  • Track employees, workstations, material usage, job progress, and inventory
  • Collect shop floor data
  • Get started right away

Job Management Software Functionalities

Job or Work order tracking

What is the status of the Job and when will it be completed?

Employee hours tracking

Who is doing what and on which work station?

Inventory tracking

Quantity and location of all your raw materials and (semi) finished products.

Product Traceability

When was this product made, by whom, and on which workstation? Which materials were used? Who did the QC?


Access data via dashboard on the M-Box platform for desktop or mobile device. Transparency with Andon-style floorplans on big screens.


Manage (Production) Jobs and (Project) Tasks on intuitive Kanban boards.


Customized reports;

  • OEE
  • Labor Effectiveness
  • Cost price analysis  

Interface with ERP

Customized API’s connect with ERP systems. 

Scanning Features

Minimal Hardware Requirements: Smartphone and Barcode printer

It is easy to get started with the system. Quickly set up the company details in the intuitive portal, print your current barcodes or the codes that the system automatically generates for you, and let your operators scan on their smartphones with the M-Box App installed. 


  • Scan incoming (purchased) products to Create Stock
  • Move stock between Stock Locations (Warehouse and warehouse positions)
  • Check and Adjust stock levels
  • Allocate produced items to Stock Locations


Remark: In case of multi-step productions, the system automatically generates all jobs in the sequence (with their component requirements) when a production order is created.

  • Scan job and station code to start a job on a workstation
  • Scan incoming components (semi-finished products, purchased items)
  • Scan produced items (individual or batch)
  • QC (intermediate, final)


  • Scan items to cartons
  • Scan cartons to pallets
  • Scan cartons or pallets to shipment (trucks or containers)


Allocate consumable items to workstations.

How M-Box Scanning Works

Get started in a whiff. Simply set up your portal, print codes and get the basic functionality working. Once familiarized, consider including job scheduling, project management and inventory functionalities.

Setup your M-Box Portal

  • Create logins for operators.
  • Operators install the M-Box app on their mobile smart device (with functional camera)
  • Create Workstations with their unique station number
  • Create Work-orders or Jobs
  • Create Production codes (individual products or product batches)

Print barcodes

  • Stick the station barcode-stickers to the workstations
  • Production code stickers to connect to individual units or batches

Start Working

  • Operator logs in on M-Box app in mobile device
  • Scan work station code to make connection to the specific station
    • Scan job code or activate job in the app
    • Scan product (batch) code for completed items

View Data

Your portals dashboard already displays data:

    • Machine/operator/job
    • Active time
    • Job progress

Who made what and where is it?


Employees on the shop floor and warehouse carry a smartphone with the M-Box application installed, and scan with the phone camera or Bluetooth-connected barcode scanner. 

Work Stations and Warehouses

Work stations and warehouse locations are labelled with their unique bar-code or QR-code


individual item codes or production batch codes, carton codes


Job-code + station-code

  • Create record of the job active on a station and who is running it.
    • Start time
    • Finish time
    • Duration and cycle time
    • Optional: traceability per unit

Item/batch/carton code + warehouse-code

    • Physical movement of items through the location
    • Stock keeping 


  • OEE (Operational Equipment Effectiveness - Work station utilization
  • OLE (Operational Labor Effectiveness – Workforce performance)