SI’s real-time planning for food processors provides visibility at all points about the status of orders and production and delivers “one version of the truth”.
SI’s planning solutions are not just for those ‘in the moment decisions’. Just as important is how our powerful solutions enable long-term strategic business/inventory planning decisions to be made.
Using our sales forecasting and scenario planning applications, predict sales over time, look at different time horizons, whilst factoring in variables such as seasonality and grades.
Then build your daily plan in minutes, control multi-stage food manufacturing processes, measure operational efficiencies and uncover the best use of labour and raw materials to drive more profitable margins.
Click on the panels below to explore our range of food manufacturing planning applications.
Shop-floor Data Capture and MES
Transform your food manufacturing processes with MES that eliminates inefficiencies, improves productivity and drives real-time decision making for continuous improvement.
Bill of Materials
Within SI's Cost Modelling module, Bill of Materials maps out all product relationships for both food manufacturing reduction specifications and combination specifications. Bill of Materials details raw material conversions to work in progress (WIP) and finished goods products.
Build your daily plan in minutes, based on sales forecasts and known patterns; control multi-stage processes; measure operational efficiencies and uncover the best use of labour and raw materials to drive more profitable margins.
To deliver optimum sales forecasts, a food manufacturer needs to have an overview of all business management processes and access to accurate data to enable informed decisions, including sales predictions over time, and variables, such as seasonality & grade of the product.
Boning Hall Planning
With our boning hall planning software plan out boning requirements based on primal and retail pack demand. Check yield, review progress and performance against plan. Always know what needs to be produced to match demand.
Using your finished goods forecast and sales orders, plan and schedule the more efficient way to make products, assign production lines, crewing levels, use raw materials and packaging, manage multi-stage processes and more.
Works order processing
Once food manufacturing production plans have been published, manage works order processing and set up runs for each production area using SI's Run Maintenance. Allocate raw material batches to processes, and provide live visibility of production plans on the shop floor via OCMs.
OCM, weighing and labelling
Validate and label finished goods, maintain batch number traceability, and create stock. With accurate and verified content for labels, options include: branded label design, barcode labels, on-demand & online labels, variable labelling for catch & fixed-weight products, pallet and case labelling.
Materials requirements planning (MRP)
Having the right stock available at all times is vital to the success of any food producer. Too much can lead to downgrades and waste, too little to shorting orders and unhappy customers. With SI's Stock and Order MRP software, take a lean manufacturing approach to food production stock management, with a real-time view to manage raw materials, WIP, packaging, and more.
SI's food production planning provides a real-time view of scheduling, dynamic planning and allows you to make last minute changes, no matter when they happen during the day. Identify live issues and calculate the knock-on effects to production time and lines, raw materials, crew, packaging requirements and even vehicle departure times.
Available to Sell
For food processors, constantly changing customer demand means that no two days present the same production requirement. With SI's Available to Sell real-time view of stock, based on raw material and orders received, updates in real-time The moment your production plan changes or a new order is received,
SI’s Food Production Forecasting module systematically predicts demand based on real-time data, and continuously adjusts the prediction ensure the most accurate forecasting. It delivers insights and visibility by combining information from sales teams forecasts, customer forecasts, stock levels and actual orders.
What margin will I make today? How much does it really cost to make my products? Our Cost Modelling software has the power to solve many of today's food manufacturing planning challenges. Automate calculations to achieve continuous and accurate data to help prevent overspend and unearth savings, wherever they can be made.