Basel, CH – July 2018
Origin control on the shop floor
The meat industry is subject to very specific and dynamic origin tracking requirements. SAP Meat and Fish Management by msg has been equipped with extensive functions designed to comply with these requirements. One outstanding function is the change ID, which allows, among other things, a wide range of produced batches to be used for a production or disassembly order. This means that we can enter the characteristics to be recorded and stored in the batch, for example when entering goods received. You can also find more information about the so-called Change ID Control feature here.
In release v5.60 of SAP Meat and Fish Management by msg, the Change ID Control function has been integrated into the standard shop floor applications. As explained in previous articles, the functions described here can easily be expanded.
This article will present the Change ID Control feature in selected shop floor applications. The examples given were generated for demonstration purposes only. This is an effective way of showing the Change ID Control function’s high level of flexibility in terms of possible settings, which means that even challenging, customer-specific traceability requirements can be fully met.
Goods receipt for order
During the inspection of goods receipt for order placed with suppliers, users can define characteristics that need to be entered. These are then transferred to the batch classification.
In the entry screen below, the user must enter the corresponding characteristics:
These characteristics can of course be defined in a flexible way in Customizing; the supplier and the slaughtering date given in the screenshot above are only examples. This means that the user can also enter the slaughter house number, for instance, or any other characteristics that are important for traceability. Based on these settings, the function uses the active change ID or generates a new one (along with a new batch).
Goods issue for production order
Goods issued for a production order can be checked against the active change ID and the rules defined for the origin classification. This can be done using the characteristics for the change ID of the incoming batch or using the characteristics of the order’s incoming batch.
If a new change ID is generated, a label can be printed for it at the goods issue terminal. This can be scanned later, for example, to activate the change ID at the goods receipt terminal.
Assigning the change ID for goods receipt
The user must provide the correct change ID when entering goods received (in case they are required to prove the origin of the material and the corresponding order). The suggested change IDs were generated during the goods issue process based on the settings (when a change needs to take place). This change ID remains active until the next change. The batch characteristics of the products entered are filled in together with all of the characteristics for this change ID.
The List function shows the user all of the change IDs for an order. The user can then select the correct change ID. With the Next function, the user can press a button to skip to the next change ID in the chronological sequence. Once the correct change ID has been assigned, the procedure for recording process data can begin. If required, the user can update characteristics that have been stored to the change ID in the batch.
A rule-based check of origin and tracking characteristics is a central part of the Change ID Control feature. The modular structure of SAP Meat and Fish Management by msg means that these functions can also be integrated into existing shop floor applications to guarantee consistent tracking.
If we have piqued your interest with this article, please do not hesitate to contact Mr. Stephan Kronbichler (Business Development) if you would like more information: e-mail, telephone: +41 (0)61 508 21 42.