Food Manufacturing with VAI S2K Software
- Food Manufacturing Work Orders
- Scheduling this application enables you to drill down to material availability
- Production costing
- Material Requirements Planning
- Multi-level formulas can include ingredients and intermediate levels with multiple production revisions
- Shop Floor Control
- Product Quality
- Capacity Requirements Planning
- Finite Scheduling
- Integrated RF Warehouse Management
- Import Tracking and Landed Cost calculations
- Integrated Financial Management with G/L Drill Down
Food manufacturers face some of the most demanding
supply chain challenges. Food quality and traceability
is imperative, because food consumers are susceptible
to any form of contamination that may occur during the
manufacturing process. VAI S2K Food Manufacturing
Software functionality includes formula and recipe
management, forward and backward lot traceability, date
tracking and control, catch weight processing, scalable
batches, product quality management, bi-product and
co-product processing, and yield management.
Food Manufacturing Work Orders
VAI S2K Food Manufacturing Software provides an easy
to use work order processing application to address all
aspects of the creation of a manufacturing order. Multilevel
formulas can include ingredients and intermediate
levels with multiple production revisions. Multi-level
where-used functionality enables rapid access and mass
change capabilities to all finished goods using specific
ingredients and intermediates. Work order processing
allows companies to generate production orders to stock,
made to order (MTO), or planned orders all from one
screen. Order status screens allow inquiry into orders with
shortages, material commitments, and show the effect on
scheduling, and many other functions.
Work flow triggers help control and enforce work practices
throughout the enterprise as they relate to the design,
manufacturing and support of engineered products by
notifying management of critical issues through the use of
VAI S2K Food Manufacturing Software also includes
a production costing application that closes the loop of
manufacturing and accounting. It posts production costs
to the General Ledger for inclusion in financial statements.
Manufacturing variances are calculated for material, labor,
and overhead. Extensive management reporting includes
standard vs. actual analysis, material variances, scrap
reporting, labor efficiencies, and more. The result is a toplevel
overview of production efficiency.
Material Requirements Planning
Managing sufficient material levels is one of the most
critical and time-consuming aspects of manufacturing.
S2K Material Requirements Planning (MRP) Software
reduces purchasing and scheduling problems and speeds
up the work process. This powerful yet easy to use
application helps purchasing and production managers
analyze current and future material and distribution
requirements while enabling more effective planning.
MRP Software is tightly integrated with the Customer
Orders, Inventory, Sales Analysis (Forecasting),
Purchasing, and Manufacturing modules of S2K Enterprise
and is sensitive to company and plant specific criteria. It
analyzes the existing stock status of all raw materials
and finished goods helping the user determine precisely
when and how much material should be purchased
or manufactured based on a time-phased analysis of
sales orders, production orders, purchase orders, current
inventory levels, and forecasts. Demand analysis can be
viewed daily, weekly, or monthly.
Complete pegging is supported which allows the user
to drill down to the critical data such as purchase order
and manufacturing order due dates, and actual customer
order item commitments.
Shop Floor Control
S2K Shop Floor Control system to record both material
and labor usage on the shop floor.
The system's data collection device options support both
hand held scanners as well as RF devices. Seamless
integration of components allows you to monitor and
carry out business in real-time. This functionality will
immediately update a manufacturing order's requirements
planning in order to determine available capacity at a
given department / work center / machine.
Extensive inquiries and reporting exist to show not only
employee productivity, but also material variances with
comparisons of actual versus standard cost. In addition,
interfaces to various payroll programs are available.
S2K Product Quality Software easily integrates with
our Inventory, Purchasing, and Shop Floor Control
manufacturing software solutions. Product Quality
Software allows you to track user defined tests, results, and
the disposition of an item throughout the manufacturing
For raw materials, received lots are placed on quality hold pending testing. Until all tests have been passed, the product
can neither be consumed in manufacturing nor sold. Complete visibility to recorded lot properties for ingredients,
components, and finished goods is available. System and procedural controls are required to provide the source
and destination of a given lot to support product recalls. Within food manufacturing, quality tests can be required upon
completion or following specific production steps. With this module you'll gain valuable data you can use to track and
improve quality at all points of the manufacturing process.
Capacity Requirements Planning
VAI S2K Capacity Requirements Planning (CRP) helps to determine your company's ability to meet manufacturing
demand. Users can view soft, firm, planned, and suggested demand, providing the data for a detailed analysis of
actual, projected, and suggested capacity requirements. In addition, changes can be made that immediately affect the
production schedule. Due to its flexible design and tight integration with the rest of S2K Enterprise, the CRP Software
can be used as a long range planning tool as well as a short-term production scheduling aid.
Capacity Requirements Planning provides the summary information you need to spot situations where capacity is short
or long, enabling you to shift production and manage resources efficiently. Multiple views allow you to analyze machine,
work center, and department capacities. Extensive capabilities exist to drill down into detailed scheduling data including
orders making up the demand, as well as analysis of bottlenecks. Alternate routings allow automatic calculation of
"available to promise" (ATP) dates for easy bottleneck resolution.
The S2K Finite Scheduling program creates a finite capacity schedule based on the planned capacity reflected in the
shop calendar for each department / work center / machine. By establishing rules for each production facility, the Finite
Scheduler will generate a schedule of orders in the desired sequence using a finite forward method. The rules may
include virtually any field in the system, and may be sequenced by the users, allowing them to consider efficiencies in
sequencing operations to minimize setup time and maximize resource capacity.
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