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Core Enterprise for Food Processing

SFJ Systems has particular expertise in implementing especially designed systems for the Food Processing Industry. Core Enterprise is the solution dedicated to Forecasting, Demand Planning, Daily MRP and finite scheduling to help companies cope with all aspects of food processing: from baking, to chilled meats, sausage production, to specialty meals and fast reactive sandwich making. We link to many different types of ERP systems, and spread sheets. Real time updating of the shop floor finite capacity schedule generates KPIs and management reports.

A key feature in Core is the Closed Loop control with the ERP system where the Production Demand is used for the material required rather than the forecast.  RFID is an additional module in Core tracking production trolleys.


Examples of different installations in Food Factories:

Farne Salmon & Trout, a major salmon processing factory with many types of finish goods.

They use Core Enterprisefarne-salmon-logo with the Closed Loop link to ERP.

The processing time for salmon can vary between one and three days dependent on the type of finished goods. Core Enterprise will received orders on the day for delivery meaning Core Enterprise Forecasting and Demand Planning must be very accurate to predict the raw material and finish goods sales. Reducing stock and improving the overall efficiency produces a slick processing environment that can react to modern demand. Campaigning of products is used to cope with seasonal supply of raw material increasing service levels and the overall efficiency of the supply chain. Accurate schedules are generated direct in Core Enterprise.

Using Continuous Improvement means the factory keeps up to date with production changes, implementation of RFID on trolley movement gives managers hands on direct control of production. 

Lyons Seafood, who processes a large range of seafood products, including thawing, cooking and packaging of Prawns.lyons

They use Core Enterprise. with the Closed Loop link to ERP

Web service link from SAP to Core updating the Bill of Materials, SKUs and EDI orders at different levels. A mixture of fresh and frozen products are planned and scheduled taken account of stock at different parts of the process.

Continuous Improvement means the factory has the latest technology and up to date finite scheduling system.

Samworth Brothers Manton Wood, they make sandwiches and fast food products.

They use Core Enterprise with a web service link to ERP. 

Core Enterprise links together the complex BOM production to the daily schedule to deliver an accurate finish goods and Prep schedule  ready for sandwich packing.

A key target is employing the correct number of agency staff to orders in the shifts planned.

Fletchers Bakery makes bread, buns, muffins, and scones.Fletchers-logo-Feature

They use Core Enterprise linked to M3 Systems

A complex schedule of fresh and frozen products controlled by Core Enterprise with the latest EDI orders. A mixture of finite fresh scheduling and MRP, demand planning, stock control, shop floor data capture and general production control. Core enables Three different schedules to be created separately.

The multi user functionality enables Fletchers to interlink the Three different departments from the single source master data , the web service link communicates  back to the ERP system.

Pizza Factory part of 2 Sisters Group, is a large fresh food pizza factory in the Midlands UK, producing over 1 million pizzas every week.2 sisters

They use Core Enterprise

Web Service link to SAP updating Bill of Materials, SKUs and EDI orders at different status. Where provisional orders are Planned and automatically updated with actual orders on the day. Core calculates the WIP demand and then links these to the actual orders for a generated schedule.

A key part of the schedule is to net off the physical stock from the ERP system and calculate the provisional stock for the coming days as this is used for the planned schedule.