Production Order Assignment

From the desk of Tim Dimsdale

Shop Floor Insight enables users to assign production orders to Shop Floor employees. This capability has previously only supported the ad-hoc style where individual employees can ‘Take’. Shop Floor Insight:

  • Enables supervisors to assign production orders, and
  • Shop Floor Insight to show assigned, unassigned, or a combination of assigned/unassigned to employees.

Start by finding the “Shop Floor Supervisor Assignment” screen.

Shop Floor Supervisor Assignment

The Shop Floor Supervisor Assignment interface shows any assignments made by employees through the ‘Take’ functionality on the Shop Floor Client.

Manual entries can be made directly, or the ‘Assign Production Orders’ action can be used to bulk assign production orders to multiple employees.

Assign Production Order

Once employees have assignments then Shop Floor Insight can be filtered to display specific employee assignments. This is done using the “Dispatch Employee Filtering” option.

Dispatch Employee Filtering

“Do Not Filter” means that no filtering will occur based on assignments.

Do Not Filter

“Current User” means that only those production orders that have been assigned will show.

Current User

“Unassigned” means that only those production orders that are not yet assigned will show.


“Unassigned or Current User” means that only production orders that are either already assigned to the current user, or not assigned to anybody will show.

Unassigned or Current User
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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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