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SIMBA Produce Traceability Software Helps Onion Packer

Improve Productivity & educe !osts


Redmond - WA July 2, 2014 / Dynamic Systems, Inc., a Redmond,
Washington software developer specializing in Traceability Systems has
installed the SIM! "rod#ce Traceability Sol#tion at Mc$ain %arms in
&eorgia.
Increase production speed and traceability The SIM!
'Specialized Inventory Management with arcode !cc#racy( system
solves the problem of how to prod#ce and trac) complete prod#ct and
pallet labeling for fresh food on the pac)ing *oor. The system is
designed to provide "TI compliant labels and report pac)ing
information from the prod#ction line while it traces the prod#ct from
+,eld to c#stomer-. There are . mod#les incl#ding SIM! Mobile,
SIM! $ite, and SIM! /nterprise. 0o# have the option with starting
with a simple labeling system and as yo#r b#siness grows and yo#r
needs change yo# have the capability of moving #p to the ne1t
system.
SIM! /nterprise is designed for food growers2pac)ers who need fast
and acc#rate information. SIM! trac)s, labels and ships an #nlimited
n#mber of prod#cts and records their speci,c characteristics 'type,
size, grade, weight, etc(. The system a#tomatically generates bills of
lading and veri,es shipments which eliminate charge3bac)s. SIM!
allows the #ser to trac) and organize prod#cts by pallet, lot and case
level incl#ding repeated commingling and re3bo1ing. Inventory can be
trac)ed by location, trac)ing moves from wareho#se to wareho#se, re3
pac)ing and commingling prod#cts at any point in the process witho#t
losing lot traceability.
About Mc"ain #arms Mc$ain %arms is one of the largest prod#cers
of sweet onions in the co#ntry. !fter installing and #sing several other
systems that claimed to provide complete traceability and prod#ct
labeling, R#sty Mc$ain came to Dynamic Systems with a wish list.
About SIMBA and Mc"ain The system was con,g#red for Mc$ain to
#se . label printers from one to#ch3screen on the pac)ing *oor. %rom
that screen they are able to print the bin label, the case label or the
pallet label. ! simple to#ch of the screen determines the contents of
the label and how many to print. SIM! 4#ic)ly collects prod#ction
information5lot n#mbers, prod#ct attrib#tes, weight and 4#antity of
cartons pac)ed5and provides inventory and traceability reports.
The label information is then stored in the SIM! Inventory database
which provides data for inventory management, traceability and
shipping. The cartons may be acc#m#lated onto a pallet and trac)ed
with a single pallet identi,er.
!nother feat#re allows Mc$ain to have the . label printers and to#ch
screen on a mobile cart. The e4#ipment is ho#sed on a rolling cart on
the pac)ing *oor that can be moved to whichever prod#ction line is
active.
$an "oadin% !t the time of shipping, the 6an $oading feat#re of
SIM! trac)s each carton or pallet onto a speci,c van. ! ill of $ading
is then prod#ced a#tomatically. This feat#re not only saves time in the
shipping process, it eliminates disp#tes with the c#stomer regarding
what was act#ally shipped.
esults 7ey res#lts for Mc$ain from implementing SIM! incl#de
increased prod#ction speed8 the ability to get real3time, acc#rate
prod#ction reports8 f#l,ll traceability re4#irements8 provide acc#rate
real time inventory8 print professional loo)ing carton and pallet labels8
and e1pedited van loading.
+I9ve #sed di:erent systems in the past, and managing inventory and
traceability has never been as easy as with SIM!-, Stated R#sty
Mc$ain. Dynamic Systems was able to provide a t#rn)ey all incl#sive
system, incl#ding all e4#ipment, labels, training, and installation that is
scalable and c#stomizable.
;ontact Rob %reeman, robf<dynamic3systemsinc.com , 6" #siness
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