What’s the difference between a manager’s and shop floor view in the Prodio’s production dashboard?

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    Inside Prodio, you have two types of views available. One is the managers’ view through which you as an owner can add tasks, monitor your project progress or keep an eye on your workers’ performance. But there’s one more view inside the app – Shop Floor View. How are they different and who can use each production dashboard? Let’s look at those two views- and what you can do from each. 


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    The manager’s view – essential functions

    Let’s start from the manager’s view and what are the main things you can do from this dashboard. 

    Create a production schedule

    The most important thing you can do from the manager’s dashboard is to create a production schedule and prioritize the tasks on the schedule by simply drag-and-dropping them in the required place. The entire schedule will be then immediately published inside the app, so your workers can see the project’s plan from their app. The schedule will also tell them what are the main production tasks, who is responsible for each, what are the deadlines, and also let them see any comments and product characteristics added. 

    If you want to share any important news or updates to the schedule,  you can either add this information to tasks or use announcements. The comments will then be visible straight away in the shop floor view. 

    Build a product database

    Another major thing you can do from the manager’s dashboard is to create a database of your products, so the know-how and product knowledge is easily accessible to all employees. You can there anything your staff might need during the production – photographs, drawings, manuals, requirements list, or any other attachments. That way, each employee can have the product information always at hand – and whenever they might need those.

    Control work time and progress

    Spreadsheets or paper worktime registry aren’t exactly convenient to use – especially when you want to analyze the performance of each worker or see how many manufacturers you have available for urgent orders. 

    Prodio could give you all of this information straight away – who is working, on what tasks, for how long, and what’s next on their schedule. You could even check who is currently on break and who finished all of their tasks and is now idle. 

    Even more convenient is that employees can register the start /the end of each performed operation and add any additional comments to the task – such as suspected machine malfunction. A second later and you’ll have the comment on your dashboard as well – and can immediately investigate the issue.

    Shop floor view – essential functions 

    Shop floor view – essential functions

    The Shop Floor View is where your manufacturing facility staff can do most of their work tasks. Here’s what exactly they can do from the dashboard:  

    Clock in /Clock out at work

    Thanks to the work registration functionality inside Prodio, employees can register they came to work/are leaving work using their apps, cards or RFID-based key. There’s no more need for paper registers or manual punch-in machines – Prodio will automatically update which employees are currently working and which have finished their shifts. All they need to do is to click on the Clock-in or Clock-out button – and their shift is registered.

    Start/ Finish their tasks

    The shop floor dashboard will also show them what tasks they have scheduled for today. To start a task, they simply need to click on the “Start” button and then Prodio will update the production schedule to show the task as “In progress.” Once they finish their work, they can click on “Finished,” and the task will then be reported as completed.  Workers can also add the number of ready items or any issues they noticed (such as a number of faulty products) in the comment section.   

    Your workers can’t make any changes to the schedule themselves though. If they need to change the production task order or priorities, they have first to report the situation to you as the manager. 

    How to log into the shop floor view

    What if you wanted to log in to the shop floor view yourself? That’s easy to do.  

    When you open the page “subdomainame.getprodio.com” (of course, the subdomainname will be replaced with your own domain name), you can see both views. The shop floor view is on the right – you just need to log in to it using the login and password in the email we sent to you after you created your Prodio account.  

    Want to try out the dashboards in practice? Then, how about you test the Prodio’s 14-days free trial? Give it a few minutes for implementation and you can start using both dashboards straight away – and it surely will be far more convenient than handling multiple spreadsheets or paper notebooks. 


    It’s simple how both dashboards are working now, right? With the manager dashboard, you can have the entire information about your manufacturing tasks and employees’ availability right at the dashboard. 

    Shop Floor view meanwhile makes the production workers much smoother as they know who is working at the moment and on what tasks – so no more confusion on how the production is progressing. 

    Prodio can this way make your production far smoother – and also make your employees happier too, as they no longer have to wonder who should they call to know about the production. One look at their dashboard and they will know everything – and you will too.

    Production Dashboards FAQ

    How does a production dashboard help in manufacturing? 

    Mainly by providing manufacturers will valuable insights into their production processes. The dashboard allows them to track and measure important metrics such as equipment effectiveness, production quality, and capacity utilization. With this information, they can identify areas for improvement, optimize production efficiency, and make data-driven decisions.

    How can a production dashboard improve decision-making? 

    A production dashboard improves decision-making by providing accurate and up-to-date information about production performance. It allows managers and stakeholders to identify bottlenecks, analyze historical data, and make informed decisions to optimize production processes, allocate resources effectively, and address any issues that may arise.

    What features should I look for in a production dashboard software? 

    When choosing a production dashboard software, it’s important to consider features such as real-time data visualization, customizable dashboards, drill-down capabilities, alerts and notifications, integration with data sources, user-friendly interface, and the ability to generate reports. These features ensure that the software meets your specific production monitoring and analysis needs.

    How can a production dashboard contribute to continuous improvement efforts?

     A production dashboard plays a vital role in continuous improvement efforts by providing insights into production processes and highlighting areas for enhancement. By tracking KPIs and analyzing data on a regular basis, companies can identify inefficiencies, implement corrective actions, measure the impact of improvement initiatives, and drive continuous improvement in their production operations.