Boning Hall Intake Software
Boning hall intake and production in sync
SI’s Carcass Stock Application has been reconfigured specifically to manage intake within the boning hall.
As carcasses and primal pieces are individually weighed and the abattoir kill label is scanned into boning hall production, usually for deboning and cutting into multiple pieces.
The process, the SI way:
- From the chiller, primals or carcasses are transferred to the boning hall room via an overhead track scale.
- The labels, which were created as part of the kill process, are scanned in against the production run.
- As the primals’ weights are captured on a touchscreen at the entrance to the boning hall, a transaction is created to issue into production.
In the case of boning forequarters, the weight will be taken off the carcass and updated with the expected weight. For hindquarters, they will be weighed and the transaction issued will detail the weight that has been paid for. Normally, this will be 2% – if it’s a higher percentage then this would indicate a problem that could impact profitability.
Our software monitors all boning hall intake transactions and changes.
The issue transaction shows input to the yield, it reduces the weight from the stock (i.e. subtracts it from the hanging carcass stock as it’s no longer available). The issue transaction also forms the first part of traceability.
On the shop-floor, a boning hall intake screen shows operators what batches are going to be produced, including the type of animals and spec required for those batches. For instance, the boning hall operators need to ensure that the spec ID on the carcass matches the customer’s requirements.
SI’s boning hall intake software prevents carcasses from being issued if they aren’t a match for the required specification. The production run options include the ability to group inputs and outputs for yielding.
All these checks that are set-up within our software are designed to reduce the amount of tacit knowledge, preventing mistakes.
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