Air Force

September 3, 2013

QR code streamlines work order submittals

Tags:
Senior Airman Timothy Moore
355th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

An Airman uses a free application to scan a quick response code at D-M, Aug. 22. The Unaccompanied Housing Office here has implemented a QR code system, which allows Airmen to immediately submit work orders about discrepancies around the dormitory campus.

The Airmen Dormitory Leaders at Davis-Monthan have implemented a new process to increase the ease and efficiency of submitting work orders.

The process includes the use of a quick response code that allows Airmen to submit work orders from anywhere on the dormitory campus via a free QR code scanner smart phones.

A QR code is a two-dimensional barcode, which is attached to an item and records information related to that item. Data can be stored in the QR code related to a website, a digital business card or even an email address.

“The QR code is used to submit work orders directly to our email box,” said Michelle Hancock, Unaccompanied Housing assistant.

Hancock went to a free QR code creation website and chose to connect their code to an email message that would directly go to their workbox.

The ADLs have posted informational sheets containing their QR code and submission directions throughout the campus, so the code is readily available for Airmen to allow them to report discrepancies immediately.

“Airmen don’t like to call, and they can forget to email in work orders by the time they get to their work centers,” Hancock said. “They’ve already got their phones in their hands, so this makes it easy.”

There has been an approximate 10 percent increase in the number of reported discrepancies since July when the system was put in place.

Hancock checks the workbox at the beginning of each business day and sends the reporting Airman his or her work order number as a way to confirm receipt of the discrepancy report.

“Normally, they continue to follow up,” Hancock said. “If they haven’t gotten a response from us, we ask that they follow up.”

The QR code system is meant for normal work order requests such as a broken dryer or washer. It is not meant to be used for emergencies such as a water leak, a gas leak or a broken air conditioner unit in extreme heat.

To report emergencies, Airmen are encouraged to contact the Unaccompanied Housing Office at 228-3003 during duty hours and the ADL alert phone after hours at 520-940-7425.




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 

Technical sergeant promotion release delayed

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Technical sergeant promotion selection results, originally scheduled for release May 28, will be delayed to enable the Air Force to continue to validate extensive system changes to the Weighted Airman Promotion System (WAPS), officials announced. The 2015 technical sergeant promotion cycle is the first to incorporate recent changes in the enlisted evaluation...
 
 

CAA: Informing, developing the force

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Life is full of decisions. Whether making the Air Force a career or using experience drawn from service to springboard into a civilian profession, always looking one or two steps ahead can be a good way to keep options open and set oneself up for success. In the journey...
 
 
museum02

Program Offers Museum Visits to Service Members, Families

WASHINGTON – From Memorial Day through Labor Day, service members and their families can visit more than 2,000 museums in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and American Samoa courtesy of collaboration among the Blue Star Museums, th...
 

 

2015 Chiefs vs Eagles Softball Game

(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Massey) The Chiefs, made up of chief master sergeants, and the Eagles, made up of colonels, pose for a photo after a charity softball game in which the Chiefs won 23-12 at Thunderbolt Field, Davis-Monthan, Ariz., May 21. The two teams will collectively donate $355 to...
 
 
(U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Adam Grant)

That others may live: AFSOUTH heads to Brazil for Search and Rescue SMEE

Campo Grande — U.S. Airmen traveled to Brazil to participate in a week-long subject matter expert exchange with members of the Brazilian air force, from May 11-15, focusing on Search and Rescue capabilities. The Airmen ...
 
 
(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Dylan Nuckolls)

D-M A-10s, Airmen complete training in Slovakia as part of TSP

SLIAC AIR BASE, Slovakia — Approximately 40 Airmen and four A-10 Thunderbolt IIs from the 354th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, deployed from Davis-Monthan AFB, completed a micro deployment to Sliac Air Base, Slovakia, ...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>


Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin