Poultry processing planning software
Through the combination of our Plan to Produce and Available to Sell modules, producers can move up another level in planning automation.
Using this software from SI, you can work out against predicted orders:
- How many chickens need to be killed
- How many whole bird carcasses will be delivered and how much needs to be portioned
- How to minimise shortfalls or surpluses
- If there are likely surpluses that need to be planned for sales promotion
- How to minimise giveaway and whole bird substitution
Planning and available to sell reduces cold storage
With orders often varying due to promotions or changes in demand, planning and knowing what is available to sell is critical to achieving the best margins for a whole processed bird. For example, with high breast sales but low wing sales, producers either have the choice of buying in breasts at a higher price or processing more and finding a market for wings.
With freezing product requiring additional cold storage investment and leading to a reduction in saleable value by 30% or more, compared to fresh, understanding stock volumes and what is available to sell can make a big difference.
Automating impacts of carcass contamination
If birds are found to have any form of carcass contamination, the impact of not being able to use the raw material can cause significant planning issues. This is the reason why the SI system can automate stock volumes to provide your production team with real-time information on available raw material, and what impact any detected issues will have on achieving the golden rule of fulfilling customer orders.