Grade Yield Program for Small Plants Without Software Programmers

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May 10, 2013

The plant manager of a small-sized hog slaughter facility wanted to implement a Grade Yield Program.

Among his goals were to reward producers for animals that fit the ideal weight range, while avoiding the problem of trimming a bad shoulder or loin on an over-weight animal, only to have that animal wrongly qualify for a premium pay out.

But like so many operations today, this plant manager’s IT department consisted of someone who could keep the copy machines and personal computers running.

Pork Carcass Grading System on a Touchscreen HMI

Pork Carcass Grading System on a Touchscreen HMI

Software programmers are simply too expensive for most small to medium sized operations to keep on staff.

That’s where we came in.

Our Programming Services Department gave this plant the ability to document which part or parts of the animal were condemned and trimmed with a keyboard entry near and interfaced to the Hot Scale.

This program prevents undeserving animals from backing into the Premium Payment category.

Additionally, it gives the producers a clear explanation for the payment they received and does so on all of the different contracts that the plant has with its various producers.

The producers have told the plant manager how much they appreciate the clear reports.

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Operator viewing Carcass Grading Software Screen

Now everybody knows and understands their payments and the plant is more efficient.

While we deal with all sizes and needs of plants, often our talents can be most utilized in some smaller plants.

The industry knowledge coupled with system manufacturing, and system adaptability allow us to customize the solution to each application.

Ask us how our staff of full time software programmers can help your plant run more efficiently!

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