Why is it so difficult to plan the production of fresh food?
SI understands how complicated production planning and scheduling can be within the food industry. Every day, you need to understand how to fulfil orders, how to best manage production and what’s available to ship out to customers.
SI’s production planning software (part of our Integreater suite of solutions) delivers everything you need to manage your food production processes; from factory shop-floor through to order completion and despatch. It 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. With Integreater you can identify live issues and calculate the knock-on effects to production time and lines, raw materials, crew, packaging requirements and even vehicle departure times.
Create a daily plan in seconds
SI developed Runmaster, as part of the Integreater software suite, to cope with the complex challenges that are an everyday norm in the food processing industry. Managing perishable raw materials, dealing with overstock that will quickly go out of date go out of date, or alerting production teams when too little stock is available to fulfil orders. Integreater even automatically logs machine breakdowns.
By allowing users to plan daily production in seconds, including labour, raw materials and packaging requirements, Integreater quickly provides our customers with a full and accurate view of each day. By having a solution that gives you “one version of the truth” automatically calculating what needs to be produced, and by accounting for the finished goods that are already on site, there is no need to manually calculate raw material or packaging requirements. Our food production planning software also takes into account which lines each product can be produced on, vehicle departure times and any planned breaks.
View our video to find out more about how Runmaster could simplify your daily planning.
Automate your crewing plan
Planners can set staffing levels against jobs and lines and it will automatically calculate the total operatives required across production. Managers can also set planned breaks, wash downs, scheduled maintenance and changeovers.
Our production planning software also accounts for the scheduled departure times of depot delivery vehicles and identifies if the current production plan will meet these important deadlines. This is live, so the effects of any delays are immediately visible. If necessary, planners can easily split production runs between lines so that orders can be despatched on time.
With Integreater, the complex planning process is automated and a daily plan can be produced in under a minute. Planners are able to make updates easily and instantly to see the knock-on effects that any changes will have. The software is also clever enough to suggest corrective action.
Runmaster will give you a live view of your plan, as well as production progress.
It will enable you to log any last minute changes or issues in seconds and will immediately calculate the knock-on effects they will have on production time, as well as raw material and packaging requirements.
Your complete daily plan will be visible on one screen; with Runmaster, drill-down to the fine detail for products, orders or customer-specific information in seconds.
How Runmaster could simply and automate your daily plan:
- Create and distribute a daily plan
- Calculate crew levels
- Create and distribute a raw material requirement list
- Create and distribute a packaging requirement list
- Add breaks for wash-downs, power-downs etc
- Update the plan with changes and top-up orders
- Adjust the plan to account for problems, such as machine breakdowns
- Move orders/products onto different lines
- Republish the updated plan
With Runmaster, you will be able to complete any of the above actions in seconds.