<p>Innova explained</p>

<div id="banner-slider" data-id="2"> <div id="banner-slide"> <div id="banner-slide-content"> <h4><span>Control, monitor, improve</span></h4> <p>Innova ensures reliable data collection, providing full traceability throughout the production process. It includes real-time monitoring of key performance indicators (KPIs) such as yield, throughput, quality, capacity and labor efficiency. These valuable insights enable processors to identify opportunities for improvements while ensuring that production conforms to the highest quality and food safety standards.</p> </div> </div> </div>

Innova Food Processing Software ranges from simple device control modules to total processing solutions adapted to the individual needs of food processors.

  • Full control of your processes
  • Traceability throughout the system
  • Reports and real-time dashboards
  • Reliable paperless data collection in a centralized system
  • Real-time monitoring of KPIs like yield, throughput and quality
  • Experienced food processing consultants

Production overview

The Manufacturing Execution System (MES) functionality helps food production managers be proactive about delivering quality products in a timely, cost-effective manner. The software offers full production control and traceability from the receipt of raw materials, through processing and on to final goods inventory.

Traceability diagram

A powerful interconnected management system

1. Reception of supplies

Supplies are received into the system, checked, weighed and labeled. All traceability information is entered, and supplies are assigned to the stock. In the fresh products industry, it is vital to monitor the raw material stock to reduce loss and to age products to the optimal stage.

2. Raw material inventory

Raw material stock levels are always known. Items can be assigned to a stock location as they enter the inventory. For each item in stock, information such as quantity, age, expiration date, location, and supplier are essential for production planning and scheduling. When items are assigned to different production lines, accurate information is available about raw material usage, cost and origin of raw materials per production line.

3. Processing

Marel offers a wide range of processing equipment that is all linked to Innova for the most accurate processing control available. Innova can control individual machinery or whole processing lines such as intelligent portioning and trimming machines, grading and batching equipment, trimming and boning lines, packing and labeling lines, weighing equipment, vision units and RFID logistic solutions. All this equipment provides real-time data for performance monitoring to optimize profitability at each stage.

4. Packing

Advanced packing and labeling solutions with full inventory, palletizing and order processing capabilities. The system provides full support for in-process weighing, inventory control, packing, giveaway monitoring and finished goods outer case marking. Orders can be processed online, pallets packed automatically and labels printed based on real-time data. End products can be traced back to the exact supplier’s delivery.

5. Final goods inventory

Finished goods are moved into inventory or produced directly to stock during the packing process. Products can be palletized and located within the stock. Levels are known at each point in time with all relevant data available, such as age, expiry dates, and time in stock. With online mobile scanners, inventory transactions are performed scan-by-scan, providing up-to-date information.

6. Dispatch

Make the delivery of the final goods both smooth and speedy. Products can be delivered with full traceability all the way through processing and back to the supplier.

7. Offices

Managers get full control of the production process and easily transfers information into reports and external systems (such as ERP systems) for a complete overview, costing and production planning. It improves all aspects of the production process, allowing managers to increase throughput in less time, reduce giveaway, better utilize labor and raw material, reduce risk and have full traceability of the final goods.

All steps

On all processing steps, QA inspections can be set up and linked to traceability and production data.

Innova offers real-time monitoring and historical analysis of production results. This allows monitoring and analysis of the process and the ability to generate legally required documentation.

A series of standard reports and dashboards are included. It is also possible to create customized reports and dashboards.

Historical data is available for as long as necessary and is easy to performing trend analysis. This valuable communication and information system have great graphic display possibilities.

Key benefits

  • Realize the full potential of your production with the aim of continuous improvement
  • Enable paperless collection of production data
  • Create custom reports and dashboards to monitor production performance
  • Real-time status of production, availability, performance and quality
  • Quickly respond to production performance issues
  • Monitor the effectiveness of your production

Real-time information

Innova includes live dashboards that monitor processes and production data in real-time to respond immediately to any deviations.

A comprehensive, real-time reporting function gives food processors a complete overview of production processes by using Dashboards. Informed decisions can be made in real-time to optimize production results and tailor the process view to specific needs.

Monitor process performance and gather real-time data from your processing line to monitor:

  • Employee targets
  • Process line for yield, quality and throughput

The system generates standard processing reports that can be broken down by time, material, customer, order, and other parameters that are used for internal and external reporting needs.

Detailed production reporting with static reports and live dashboards

Innova gathers real-time data from your equipment to give you a solid overview of your production. The system generates standard production reports that can be viewed by time, material, customer, and other parameters used for internal and external reporting needs. Innova enables you to export data in various formats for further analysis easily. Innova also includes live dashboards that monitor your equipment and production in real-time so you can respond immediately to any variations.