Expanded features and functionality greatly improve production monitoring & control
Marel has just released its next generation MPS Production Software. Already up and successfully running at two locations in Iceland, this powerful monitoring and control software immediately became an indispensable component in modern food manufacturing when initially released in the mid 1990s. These earlier MPS versions have been installed at close to 900 locations worldwide.
The primary function of the next generation MPS software is to monitor and control all processing and production operations, including weighing, grading, portioning, trimming, packing, labeling, inventory, shipping, receipts, quality control, planning, ordering, order packing, remote servicing and all-important 100% traceability. This traceability feature performs at all production stages, from reception through inventory, production and dispatch.
The system allows users to follow the overall production process in real-time. This makes MPS a valuable decision-making tool: with all Production Performance Indicators at their fingertips, plant managers are able to optimize processing quality and efficiency.
MPS software therefore plays an essential role in significantly reducing giveaway while increasing throughput and yield, dramatically improving product quality and positively impacting profits. It is also a tool to effectively monitor and improve employee performance.
Short learning curve
Focus on the next generation MPS included a new and easy-to-use interface. The software has a very short learning curve, and supports the full range of users: individuals at all levels of operations can easily access plant and processing data using a simple point-and-click navigation tool.
MPS data analysis tools provide plant decision makers with immediate access to detailed, real-time plant information. The production history provides information regarding machines utilized, shifts, users and their capabilities, quality records and links to continuous process data.
Web reports and integration
The system is equipped with dynamic integration capabilities that have been effectively implemented in various ERP system scenearios, for example Microsoft Dynamics NAV and SAP. It also has extensive reporting capabilities to handle even the most complex reporting requirements. In addition, reports from the system can be published in real-time on the Internet for easy access by management and customers.