Control Production Runs, Inventory Levels, and Material Orders
DSI’s 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 are going to require action and how demand should be fulfilled.
Based on user criteria, the Production Scheduling application calculates demand for each item, taking into account several factors, such as on hand inventory, transit stock, planned receipts, and safety stock. If demand is greater than supply, planned purchases, and production, entries are created in the schedule based on the item type. Production and purchasing lead times are taken into account so planned production and purchases can be performed in the appropriate period. If demand is to be fulfilled via production, demand is broken down to account for additional demands on raw materials.
The use of XML and XSL to generate the schedule in HTML format gives the user the ease of modifying the basic appearance of their schedules. HTML formatted plans can be viewed in any browser and published to the web.
Other features include:
- Filters allowing the user to control the plant information they see by transaction type and item
- Reports showing the comparison of a schedule with the actual production for the same date range
- Demand not filled prior to need is highlighted red for better visibility
DSI's Warehouse Management System provides up to the second information on quantity and location of both ingredients and finished product. Our DairyTracker wireless barcode module interfaces with our inventory, production, and distribution modules providing accuracy, increased efficiency and traceability. This handheld barcode system automatically informs personnel of product locations and directs floor staff for product order picking and shipping.
Ensure Order Accuracy With Barcoding
Ensure the highest possible picking accuracy with the MobileDSI system to handle picking and shipping of trucks. Warehouse employees will be prompted to pick the product that meets individual customer needs, and can be controlled either by the floor staff, or by the office. Barcodes are scanned confirming each truck gets filled with the right product every time. Paperwork can be set to print right on the floor, so that when a truck is close, the bill of lading, certificates of analysis and other paperwork prints right on the dock.
Raw and Finished Goods Product Detail Ready at all Times
The Inventory Management module provides specific product detail for inventory items – whether the product is a raw material or a finished item. This module is unique because it allows the user to define and track the laboratory properties of each item from raw receipt through production and ultimately into the finished product. Can also be incorporated with the DairyTracker System for wireless warehouse management, being able to be moved from inventory location to inventory location with the scan of a barcode.
Wireless Warehouse Management
DairyTracker is a wireless barcode solution that extends the inventory, production and distribution modules, providing up to the second changes in what's being made, where inventory is, and what is being shipped. This handheld system eliminates the need for production sheets, manual shipping paperwork, and cross referencing inventory locations on outdated spreadsheets.