Navigate the Contents Production View

iCat Inventory App - Contractor Edition: The Production View

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Written by Support MD
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This article will cover the basic layout of this view for new users.  

The production view is a powerful tool for most warehouse activities, such as:

  • Receive Contents from the Job Site

  • Transfer and Locate Contents

  • Scan and Lookup the Contents

  • Update Cleaning Status

  • Print Pack-Back Labels

  • Reprint Barcodes

  • Pick Contents from Pick-Lists

  • Powerful Search Capabilities

  • Organize your warehouse Vaults and Locations

  • Find Contents to Clean

  • Find Contents to Deliver

  • Find Anything!

See the Video Below for a Walk-through

Get There:  Tap on Production > Contents Production.

You can Search by Scanning a Barcode [RECOMMENDED] Or

You can Search Manually by Typing in the Barcode, or 

You can Search Manually by Typing the Description, Location Name, and Job Item / Location ID.

Barcode Scanning Feedback

When Scanning a Barcode, the scanning view at the top left provides feedback regarding what was scanned and the validity of the barcode.  If it scans red, that cautions the user that the barcode does not exist in the cloud.  Set aside and review.  Possible reasons are that the item was never originally inventoried, the pack-out device containing this original inventory was never uploaded, the barcode was deleted, or the barcode does not match the search criteria (pick-list) selected.

LIST DETAIL VIEW (after searching/scanning contents)

Warehouse / Storage Locations


Content Line Item

Item Status Legend

Expanding Locations - Color-Logic

Alternating Color Family Represent Multiple Expanded Selections

Selection Summary

When contents are selected (by scanning barcodes or manually tapping a line item/location), the Selection Summary Panel at the bottom of the view will provide valuable feedback regarding what has been selected.  

  • !  Exclamation Mark Indicates a selection conflict that may or may not be necessary to the user based on the task being performed.  The Exclamation will turn red when contents belonging to Multiple Jobs have been selected or when both Replacement and Restored Status are detected in the desired contents.

  • How many of the selected Items/Boxes have a Rush Status

  • The number of Warehouse locations associated with the current selection.

  • The number of Vaults (Vaults/Pallets/Crates) included in the current selection.

  • The number of Rolling Racks included in the current selection.

  • The number of Boxes selected.

  • The number of Single Items selected.

  • Tapping Clear first clears all selected items, and tapping a second time will clear any contents / search from the Contents Production View list. 

Smart Search Filter

Toggle the Smart Search Filter to view a breakdown summary of contents that have been selected.

Tapping the Smart Search Filter before scanning or searching for contents will provide a breakdown of all the contents in your possession based on popular filters such as Contents To Clean, Rush Contents, Open Pick-Lists, and Contents Without Location.

Tapping the Smart Search Filter AFTER scanning or manually searching for contents will yield a valuable breakdown.   Depending on the operator's task, this level of feedback will ensure the proper action/transfer is being applied to the correct contents.  

Each time an option in the Smart Search Filter is Selected (then press OK), the contents list will be refined and refreshed to reflect the chosen filters.  Select the Smart Search Filter again for a new breakdown based on the prior filter.  Keep filtering or clear at any time.  These are great tools to help you navigate and complete the task.

You can watch this overview video for more information on the Contents Production View. 

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