Dairy Production provides insights on traceability, yields and shrink
As part of the Dairy Manufacturing Software Suite, Dairy Production is designed to fit the needs of the dairy industry by delivering production data, as product is being made on the floor. Unlike many other systems, this system is designed to work with the complexities within the dairy industry, by tracking component values throughout the stages of production. The ability to track these components is our key to providing more accurate costing, shrink, and yield numbers, unmatched by other production software that is built for other industries. We do not treat these as "item codes" like many other manufacturing systems, but instead treat them as attributes of the dairy liquid. The ability to track things like protein and butterfat without item codes is one of the core differences between other software systems and DSI's, and it's because Dairy is what we do.
This module often interacts with floor data systems through floor integration, talking to PLC's and HMI's out in the plant, eliminating data entry and making production data up to the second. Real time data provides management the reporting it needs to make sound business decisions at any point. As the process evolves, production information is released for inventory and yield analysis. At the most basic level Dairy Production uses formulas (commonly referred to as a bill of material or BOM) to track, trace and report the production process using either standards or actual, depending on the customers setup. More advanced customers use this product to drive down levels of shrink and promote accountability to mass balance programs.
- Complete dairy liquid accountability with component tracking
- Dairy liquid usage is based on actual tests at time of make
- Yields can be calculated automatically with component values incorporated
- Production formulas per batch/vat and/or unit produced
- Formulas include overhead, labor, non-dairy ingredients and packaging
- User definable yield formulas to calculate theoretical yields versus actual yields
- Integrates to floor data systems
- Can auotmate production based upon FIFO materials or with actual
- Works with DSI's DairyTracker Wireless Scan Guns
- Ability to assign production to a particular order or customer
- Accommodates Work-in-Process (WIP)
Real Time Traceability Throughout Your Plant
DSI's manufacturing software modules are designed to follow the dairy manufacturing process from customer orders, scheduling, making product, through storage and distribution. The system accounts for all steps of traceability throughout the manufacturing process and is designed with dairy concepts in mind. The system tracks component level values throughout the entire process, allowing for shrink and costing accuracy not seen in other systems.
Save Time, Eliminate Errors
DSI’s Order Entry module is designed to save your team time and reduce errors. Your order takers can enter information more accurately, helping deliver orders with accurate, timely information. It allows users to copy old orders to increase speed on repeat orders, and view order history directly on the order entry screen.
Schedule Production, Raw Material Orders, and Manage Upcoming Demand
The Production Scheduling application is aimed at plant managers and purchasing agents trying to get a better handle on when demand for raw materials and salable items is going to require action and how that demand should be fulfilled. Based on user criteria, Production Scheduling calculates demand for each item and taking into account several factors such as on hand inventory, transit stock, expected receipts, and safety stock. This can be setup to conform to a variety of business models including make to stock, make to order, and hybrid production models.
Real Time Production Data Provides Smarter Business Decisions
The Production Control module is designed to fit the needs of the dairy and food industries by delivering real time production data, activity based costing and record components at all levels. This module gives management total recall and traceability at a moments notice anywhere in the plant when integrated to the floor systems. Real time data provides management the reporting it needs to make sound business decision at all stages throughout the plant.
Providing Valuable Detailed Sales Reporting
The Sales Analysis application provides various reports detailing sales history information. This system provides the user with sales and cost data, and gross margin and gross margin percent of profit for selected sales data. The information can be selected by date ranges, territories, items, and/or sales categories. Information can be presented in detail or user specified summary formats. Every line item of every invoice is available to this application to get your management team the data they need in a quick concise format.
Costing that Provides Detail Reporting and Accurate Cost of Goods
The dairy industry can offer unique challenges when costing components throughout the plant. Actual Costing helps you calculate raw materials, production, shrink, labor rates and figuring WIP from production runs through finished goods. This module gives you the reports necessary to calculate real product margins and how it will affect the bottom line, and will provide the most accurate dairy costing information available in a software system.
An Inventory System with Integrated Lab Features Aimed at Dairy
DSI’s, Inventory Management System is designed to make tracking and shipping your finished product easier, more efficient, and less time consuming. As production rolls off the line, inventory is created and tracked to a location within the warehouse. The integrated Lab System allows easy access for the lab to move product onto QA holds, and lab results can be seen on individual products. This system can be used with DSI's MobileDSI Wireless Barcoding system, for increased accuracy and control of your warehouse personnel.
Take Control of your Distribution to Reduce Shipping Errors
The goal of DSI's Distribution Management System is to ensure the highest possible level of customer service. Distribution Management provides for the recording of customer quotations and orders, as well as debit and credit memos. The system validates and supports bill-to, ship-to, terms, promotions, allowances, and virtually unlimited pricing schemes including random weights. DSI's Lab system is integrated into this to make sure you are shipping product that meets the customers requirements, ensuring quality product arrives to your customer's door.
DairyTracker Offers Wireless Warehouse Management and Production
DairyTracker is a wireless barcode solution that extends DSI’s software to handhelds in the plant. This system can handle anything from creating production to picking and shipping, in a durable, reliable mobile device. The handhelds provide the ability for pickers and forklift drivers to work more efficiently and more accurately by validating orders and giving instruction on the loading of trucks. DairyTracker also has the ability to generate shipping paperwork such as bills of lading and certificates of analysis right at the dock from a handheld device.
DSI's Systems Allow for a Wide Range of EDI Transactions
Offering fast, economical exchange of documents and information, Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) is a core business process for an increasing number of companies. Our systems are compliant with many forms of EDI transactions including invoicing, ordering, order acknowledgements, and other functions.