Online work flow system suitsPCB manufacturer down to a ‘T’
Published: 26 March 2019 - Sarah Mead
Rustington based Photronix Ltd manufacture high quality printed circuit boards and despite being a relatively new to the market, have become one of the leading PCB suppliers to the UK electronics market. From the day they were founded in 1997 they had a simple aim of developing long-term partnerships for the manufacture of PCB’s by embracing new technologies and extending their facilities from design, prototyping through to volume manufacturing.
Photronix Managing Director Alan Millard believes that managing the progress of jobs simply and effectively is essential and with this in-mind invested in the T CARDS ONLINE workflow system to help them run their office more efficiently. Among the important benefits of the T Cards Online system is its simplicity and ease-of-use. Once the virtual board has been configured, T Cards designs can be easily tailored to requirements. There are standard templates for various applications to make it even easier.
Status and communication can be enhanced by using the Alarm, Signal, and email notification functions. There is also a facility to attach external documents to help collate documentation. Since a number of cards will appear on the same chart, they can be colour-coded for easier identification and as work progresses the cards are simply dragged and dropped into a new column.
When asked about his experience in using T Cards, Alan commented, ”T Cards has been a success in the way we manage our day-to-day enquires and the people at T Cards Online have been really helpful. The system continues to be developed and some of the new features have made big improvements to the way we work. The new APP makes a particular difference to me as l travel regularly to China and the Far East, now it’s so easy for me to check the status of our Jobs, wherever I am, when I get a call from clients. It really has helped us streamline our business and enabled to expand even more.”
Photronixs’ experience in using the innovative T Cards Online system is another example of how an increasingly wide range of companies are exploring and benefitting from a simple, yet highly effective online management tool. The result is more efficient job management where ever you may be thanks to on-line access, along with more detailed financial information which is invaluable to cost-control.