As a processor, you want to match available products as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible to your customer orders. You want to get the most out of your A-quality products and give a profitable destination to the remaining products, while maximizing carcass balance and minimizing giveaway. What you need is a software platform to control your in-line equipment so that you can capitalize on your daily performance and maximize production. Innova PDS (Production Distribution System) is such an in-line logistic control system. With Innova PDS, you gather, record and control all relevant data, following each product as long as it’s in the overhead conveyor, from shackling to cut-up.
Manage your process
Starting from order details received from your customers, you enter your production orders into the system. With this information, PDS automatically directs each product to the most appropriate downstream process, putting it into its most profitable form.
The system provides real-time information on what is going in your plant. It informs you about yields at various points in the process, about the number of products downgraded and about the reasons why. Knowing what is happening at all times and being able to react immediately to any unexpected variances makes it easy for you to manage your process.
Supermarket chains increasingly insist on full traceability. PDS can be your indispensable tool in meeting this requirement. In a fully in-line process, PDS follows each product individually from live bird shackling through to release from the overhead conveyor as a whole product or a cut piece.
The system can also be incorporated into an Innova information and control system, extending full traceability right through to your delivery dock.