JCS Fish optimises ERP and traceability with SI

Over recent years JCS Fish has experienced high business growth through its sales of quality salmon and value added products to a continuously growing range of customers. As it has grown the business has also focused on improving its production processes, traceability and access to real-time business information to better inform decision making. To meet these goals, JCS has invested in our industry-leading food ERP software, Integreater®.

Systems Integration has worked with JCS for more than 5 years. In that time we have developed a strong and collaborative partnership with its team, working together to ensure the business is at the forefront of innovation, in the use of advanced food processing software solutions.

JCS Fish has embraced our specialist real-time shop floor data capture, together with software to automate traceability and food hygiene records.

JCS Fish has embraced our specialist real-time shop floor data capture, together with software to automate traceability and food hygiene records.

JCS Fish – an industry leader embracing food and technology innovation

As JCS has become an industry leader in the control of the food production process, it has also expanded its fantastic product range, to deliver everything from smoked to breaded and vacuum-packed products.

During the last 5 years, we’ve seen how this family run firm has made technology work for its business expansion and customer needs, demonstrating the real commercial benefits an integrated approach can deliver.

JCS Fish, Grimsby
As one of the UK’s leading salmon specialists, JCS Fish sources only the finest whole fish direct from carefully chosen, accredited producers in Scotland and Scandinavia. The company’s emphasis is on quality and responsible production, with full traceability from farm to factory door.

“At JCS we recognise that having timely information is a key to maximising profitability for fish manufacturers.” Andrew Coulbeck, Managing Director of JCS Fish explained. “Our new Integreater® system controls all purchasing and intake processes, production and critical yield points such as head removal, deboning, filleting as well as providing real-time visibility on all on-site/off-site stocks and despatched product to our customers.”

“Having timely information is a key to maximising profitability for fish manufacturers. Integreater® controls all purchasing. intake processes, production and critical yield points, and provides real-time visibility.”
Andrew Coulbeck, Managing Director, JCS Fish

Accuracy and productivity delivered by real time data capture

By utilising real-time data capture and barcode scanning, JCS Fish has automated its shop floor processes to ensure operator accuracy and productivity. This has meant that the business has eliminated human error and created a single point of data collection for all departments to work from. Louise Coulbeck, Director at JCS explained, “Our factory has now become faster, leaner and paperless. Operator productivity has increased and JCS Fish now has reliable business information available for our managers and supervisors.”

“By capturing information throughout the process we have the highest levels of forward and backward traceability. As a result, we can provide a better service and deliver the highest quality on time, every time.”
Louise Coulbeck, Director, JCS Fish

Andrew continued: “We now have full control over our production processes ensuring that we are producing the highest quality products as efficiently as possible. By capturing information throughout the process we have the highest levels of forward and backward traceability, with the ability to find product history and information by a click of a button. As a result, we can provide a better service to our customers and deliver the highest quality on time, every time.”

“Through our partnership with Systems Integration and by continuously looking at ways to improve and invest in our business, we want to continue our success. We are 100% focused on providing new innovative products, the best level of customer service and the highest quality of responsibly sourced salmon”.

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