Poultry intake and processing software
From kill, grading, processing, through to retail pack, our software captures all your production KPIs helping you to understand in real-time, key information including:
- kill grades
- yields and WIP
- finished product stock levels
SI’s shop-floor data capture software delivers real-time control for every stage of poultry processing
Our software excels at managing grades and helping to minimise whole bird substitution. For each batch of birds, it delivers visibility across the resulting grades from the batch. It captures detail to help your producers deliver better and more consistent grades; information can include live bird analysis, feed type, shed details and the living conditions.
Monitoring the poultry kill line
When live birds arrive at the poultry primary production site, our software is used to scan the intake of chickens and follow the kill, it records all the grades achieved from the batch. If the resulting grades are not as expected, suppliers can use this information to review feeding and other conditions at the farms.
Processing and portioning
At intake, SI’s overhead track scale and screen captures shop-floor data about grades as they are booked into stock, through touch screen controls. This allows producers to know if they have the correct levels of raw material to fulfil orders.
For whole chickens, the best carcasses are selected and issued for processing after evisceration. For portioning, birds will be issued to the first cut, an automated process, where they are halved and second cut. At this stage, the halved carcases will be cut to specification; for instance, quarters, thighs, drumsticks or breasts, with de-skinning and de-boning carried out on the line.
Monitoring the process for real-time intervention
SI software tracks all stock and the entire WIP process, monitoring yield and giveaway measurements throughout production. By integrating the whole production line, through shop-floor-data capture, giveaway can also be highlighted in real-time, using strategically positioned visual dashboards. This gives line managers the opportunity to alter the line, reducing giveaway.
Eliminating manual errors through automating the labelling process
With producers often supplying multiple customers, by automating the production line labelling volume products can be batched together, as once each order is complete the system will stop the line for relevant label changes.
With the labelling system automatically recognising the correct labels whenever a change takes place, there is no possibility for labelling errors. In addition, with all the relevant labelling information also sent automatically from the SI Hub both fixed and catch weights can be labelled accordingly.
Poultry for food service
In a similar way as our large catering butcher customer base, poultry food service is a high product proliferation business – less volume and more variations. Our scan, pick and despatch applications ensure that every customer’s order matches the individual sales order, and our outer case labels applied to the box, confirm details of the transaction.