Cleaning up Barcodes in NAV using Shop Floor Insight

From the desk of Tim Dimsdale

Barcode entries are a fast and effective way of embedding multiple pieces of information into a single, small, barcode. Barcode entries are used to hold mapping for people, production orders, jobs, and more.

Over time these entries can grow in volume, especially on installs that have a very high throughput of barcodes, and generally need cleanup to keep scanning speed fast.

Recent versions of Shop Floor Insight make this task easy with the “Clean Barcodes” action.

Clean Barcodes

When cleaning barcodes you’ll have the option within the report to decide how to clean, whether you’d like to just remove finished production orders, or people that have been removed from the system.

Clean Barcode Entries

The report (23044134) is also job queue friendly, further simplifying periodic maintenance.

Job Queue Entries
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Shop Floor Data Collection for Business Central

Shop Floor Insight integrates directly with NAV to capture work progress and material usage in real-time, dramatically reducing the effort to manage production and job data.

  • Shop Floor InsightEliminate manual time entry with barcode scanning for Production Orders, Jobs, Service Orders, and Maintenance
  • Capture operational data on the shop floor or in the field, including consumption, output, scrap, and quality
  • Record non-productive and rework time for advanced reporting
  • Record time and attendance based on employee shifts with exception reporting
  • Multi-level timecard approval from shop floor or NAV
  • Automatically calculate overtime, shift differentials, etc for direct export to payroll systems
  • Access via web browser to enable data entry from mobile devices in the field or shop floor
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