Shift Scheduling with Shop Floor Insight

From the desk of Tim Dimsdale

Shop Floor Insight enables users to manually schedule shifts using the ‘Alternate Shifts’ features. Shop Floor Insight 6 introduces the ability to schedule recurring shift patterns. Recurring patterns are quickly and easily configured with the shift schedule configuration list and can be applied to groups of employees and individual employees.

Shift Schedule Configuration List

Applying a schedule will commit the pattern to the already familiar ‘Alternate Shifts’, allowing easy overrides and manual configuration of exceptions.

Apply Shift
Shop Floor Alternate Employee Shifts

We also know that keeping track of schedules for individuals and groups can be tricky, so to make things easier we’ve added a visual shift calendar:

Shop Floor Shift Calendar

We’ve also added a printable calendar that can be distributed to employees.

Shop Floor Employee Shift Schedule

Users will appreciate the simple helpers such as current shift, next shift, and the next shift change directly on the Shop Floor Employee card.

Shop Floor Employee Card
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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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