Management Software Overview
Stevens Software allows setup and control of key daily production and stock control requirements.
Core modules include Warehouse Management Systems (Sales Order & Purchase Order Picking), Recipe Formulation (Bill Of Materials Setup), Production Planning & Scheduling, Finished Product Creation & Label Setup, Statistical Process Control (Checkweighing & Metal Detection), Quality Assurance & Operator Privileges.
It also acts as middleware for companies looking to extend ERP and accounting software functionality to include real time production floor data.
Reports Software Overview
Stevens Reports is an essential tool to your production. The Stevens Reports package allows users to track and monitor and aspect of your Stevens production line, with many different configurable reports, you will find everything you need to track your production. Stevens Reports also features many different export options, such as PDF, CSV etc. This means you can easily incorporate your Stevens reports into your existing reports, your management reports will never be easier.
Average Weight / Checkweighing
Products are linked to scales and locations on the production line to ensure giveaway is reduced to a minimum. This is done by controlling the standard deviation and providing correcting action for negative or positive weight trends. It is also possible to setup custom alerts, triggers & actions to ensure your products are as close to 100% accurate as possible.
Metal Detectors can be incorporated to allow the setup and control of combination In-Line Checkweighers / Metal Detection – allowing a central point for Management Control.
Bulk Ingredient Control
Stevens Bulk Ingredient Control System is the perfect way to ensure high volume, bulk fed ingredients are accounted for and tracked accurately.
The system ensures traceability of automatic bulk ingredient movements from silos to the mixer, preventing costly ‘pull everything’ recall situations.
The system provides you with effortless compliance with BRC, FDA, FSMA, and many other quality standards.
Finished Product Creation
Finished product creation software allows users to associate manufactured batches or ingredients with associated packaging items and label formats to build the finished product BOM, producing final stock control.
Line Portion Control
Stevens Line Portion Control System (PCS) prevents costly production line ingredient giveaway, ensuring ‘on budget’, consistent finished products.
The simple to use line management software ensures that each element of the final product is correctly portioned within the weight tolerances set by management, removing the control from the shop floor operators.
Line Portion Control allows a rapid payback on proteins and other high value commodities where the accuracy of the portion is critical to the profitability of a business.
Controlling Operator access is a critical part of any manufacturing plan. Over 170 permissions exist in the standard software, allowing you to define which person has access to specific functions.
Controls relate to Back Office functionality and also to specific floor tasks.
Operator logins can be colour coded, allowing production screens to display the selected colour for rapid login identification at critical control points.
The Production Planning & Scheduling module allows recipe batches, finished product and quality control requirements to be scheduled centrally and executed by the respective shop floor terminals. Batches are scheduled by quantity, mix size, production location and yield.
Purchase & Sales Orders
Supplier purchase orders and customer sales orders can be entered into the Stevens software directly, or imported from existing accounting or ERP software.
The software allows editing of purchase/sales orders from shipment back to stock, providing a flexible solution for ‘high change’ environments, commonly found in companies with high order frequency or a perishable nature.
Quality Control is key to all organisations. The user friendly software allows a library of quality assurance questions, responses and stages to be setup, for simple execution on the production floor.
QA Questions are first listed, then linked to specific commodities – this process ensures that the correct QA questions are prompted at the appropriate time with the associated commodity.
Quality assurance events allow specific actions (stock receiving, moving, adjusting, withdrawing, quarantine etc.) to prompt for specific questions.
Recipe Formulations contain unique codes and descriptions, versions, production locations, BOM (Bill of Materials), information screen (with images) and label printer types.
You can select ingredients as steps in the formulation, enter the required quantities & production locations and then the system will calculate the composition.
Statistical Process Control
Stevens Statistical Process Control System (SPC) enables sample checkweighing of work in progress and finished products, providing quality assurance and accurate weight monitoring. The system also provides effortless compliance with BRC, FDA, FSMA, and many other quality standards.
Stock Control / Warehouse Management
User definable ingredients can be setup in the system allowing type (ingredient, product, packaging or formulation), standard cost (or supplier specific), minimum levels and storage location to be defined.
Received stock is lot controlled after completing a comprehensive receiving process to ensure strict quality assurance processes are followed. Adjustments and withdrawals can be made easily.
Inventory is consumed using Recipe Formulation Systems or Finished Product Creation Terminals. This auto reduction process provides perpetual stock and minimises the need to hold surplus quantities.
Microsoft Dynamics Integration
Stevens Traceability Systems Ltd are pleased to be partnering with Sysco Software Solutions. Stevens provide customers with a full integration service, our management software can be integrated the Sysco Microsoft Dynamics ERP package.
The integration ensures systems communicate directly, ensuring information is instantly available for businesses.