Shop Floor Control app overview

The SFC app is a mobile-friendly web-based application for the production team on the shop floor for managing tasks

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Written by Dayvid Lorbiecke
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Katana's Shop Floor App is a mobile-friendly web-based application used by production teams on the shop floor to help manage their tasks.

Note: The Shop Floor app is available through the Advanced Manufacturing Add-on (must be on the Standard plan or higher to use).

The app provides value to both managers and the shop floor team by:

  • Clearing task lists for each production employee.

  • Providing live production status updates from the shop floor to the main Katana site. The app is directly linked to the main Katana site with live syncing of data.

  • Going paperless - no need to print Manufacturing orders (MO) and operators can easily leave comments on MOs.

  • Allowing the production team to focus on tasks without being distracted with access to other areas in Katana.

In the Shop Floor App, users are called Operators. You can add Operators to your Katana account by inviting them to your team through the Katana MRP site. Read more

Each Operator has a dedicated account and task list. All Production operations that are related to open Manufacturing orders, and have been assigned to an Operator, will appear in the app. Read more about assigning tasks and managing tasks.

An Operator has restricted access and can't access the full Katana MRP site โ€” only their tasks list in the app. The tasks accessible by the Operator lack any cost or price-related information - you can only track this on the Katana MRP site.

The Operator account isn't linked to any specific device. You can log in to an Operator account from any device if you have the required codes. Simultaneous sessions from multiple devices isn't possible. Read more

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