Boning Hall Planning
Planning what to produce and fit with what’s sold
Whenever an animal has been killed at the abattoir, the question is what should be done with the carcass or hanging sides?
Whether it’s beef, pork or lamb, making the best meat boning hall planning decisions can be the difference between profit and loss.
For example, once a beef carcass has been boned out and the different primals are available:
- Will your meat processing business achieve better margins by selling the primals?
- Or would it be better to use primals within your retail pack operation?
Every meat processing company is faced with having to plan for kill and boning before knowing what are the confirmed customer requirements.
Islands of efficiency
When it comes to boning hall planning, many meat processors are still reliant on paper processing and tacit knowledge. And whilst their planning and operational teams do their very best, decisions are reliant on islands of efficiencies (different departments, different planning and lots of spreadsheets).
- What am I going to sell and what do I want to sell?
- What’s going for a better price this week?
- Which products to produce this week, that can be sold for a better return?
The result? Planning is very reactive, according to whatever has happened during the day.
But within the boning plant, deciding what needs to be produced and ensuring that these product match up to whatever’s required, can be quite a different story.
Introducing Plan to Produce
Our boning hall planning software allows you to plan out your boning requirements based on primal and retail pack demand. For instance, you can:
- Check the yield.
- Review progress against the plan.
- Assess boning staff performance.
Plan to Produce will provide complete real-time data to analyse operational performance.
Within the boning hall, thanks to our Plan to Produce software, we can show everything that needs to be produced and match that with what’s being sold.
Plan to Produce is effectively a visualisation of cause and effect. It shows when there’s not enough product coming through and, if it doesn’t match, boning plan can then be changed to match what you are selling.