Manufacturing Execution System (MES) for Business Central

Manufacturing Execution System (MES) for Business Central

Manufacturing Precision: Barcode Time Capture & Real-Time Analytics

Shop Floor Insight is an advanced Manufacturing Execution System (MES) seamlessly integrated with Dynamics 365 Business Central. With barcode time capture, real-time analytics, and enhanced production scheduling, it meticulously streamlines time management, accuracy, and efficiency on the production floor.

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Business Central) serves as an integral part of an MES (Manufacturing Execution System) by providing a comprehensive platform that supports various facets of manufacturing operations. Business Central is an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution designed to streamline business processes, improve customer interactions, and enable growth for companies.


Within the Manufacturing Execution System (MES):

  1. ERP Integration: Business Central integrates seamlessly with the MES, serving as the ERP backbone that manages financials, sales, service, and operations.
  2. Data Centralization: It centralizes data from accounting, sales, purchasing, inventory, and customer interactions, providing a consolidated view of the business.
  3. Business Insight: With connected data, Business Central enables businesses to obtain actionable insights, promoting informed decision-making in the manufacturing process.

Role of Shop Floor Insight:

Shop Floor Insight from Insight Works is a specific MES solution designed to optimize production management on the manufacturing floor:

  1. Time and Attendance Management:
    • It offers barcoded time capture and employee time management integrated with Business Central.
    • The solution streamlines the process of capturing time and attendance, automating overtime calculations, and providing mobile time tracking options.
  2. Data Capture and User Interface:
    • Facilitates easy data capture through barcodes or touch screens.
    • The intuitive user interface mirrors a traditional paper timecard, making it accessible for shop floor employees.
  3. Production Management and Scheduling:
    • It supports scheduling, barcoded production orders, and recording of non-productive and rework time.
    • Visual production schedulers and shift scheduling tools enhance workload management.
  4. Quality and Process Tracking:
    • Shop Floor Insight captures operational data and manages quality assurance processes. It helps in tracking and analyzing rework time, managing quality inspections, and ensuring compliance.
  5. Reporting and Analysis:
    • Provides real-time reporting and data analysis capabilities. The data captured can be used for creating custom reports and analytics, integrating seamlessly with tools like Power BI or Excel and Business Central.
  6. Configuration and Integration:
    • The app allows configurable payroll rules, multi-level approvals, user profiles creation, and offers features like facial recognition and employee badges for enhanced security and efficiency.

Synergy of Business Central and Shop Floor Insight:

  • Seamless Integration: Shop Floor Insight is designed to integrate seamlessly with Dynamics 365 Business Central, creating a unified system where data flows smoothly between the ERP and MES layers, ensuring consistency and accuracy in information.
  • Data-Driven Decision Making: With real-time insights provided by Shop Floor Insight, manufacturers can make data-driven decisions based on accurate and up-to-date information housed within Business Central.
  • Efficient Production Management: The combination empowers manufacturers to optimize workload distribution, improve accuracy in time and attendance tracking, and enhance quality control on the shop floor.

In essence, Business Central provides the robust ERP infrastructure, while Shop Floor Insight functions as the specialized MES layer that directly addresses the needs of production management. Together, they offer a cohesive solution for manufacturing businesses seeking to optimize and streamline their operations efficiently and effectively. Shop Floor Insight leverages the capabilities of Business Central to deliver a comprehensive and user-friendly MES solution for manufacturers.

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