S2K Manufacturing Management

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.

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 conditional e-mails.

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.

Product Quality

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 process.

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 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.

Finite Scheduling

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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