CSB-System designs, develops, supplies and implements business software solutions tailored to the needs of food and beverage manufacturers globally. The company’s ERP software, MES software, Traceability software, and Warehousing and Distribution software offer a number of important benefits, such as improved efficiencies, effective production planning and management, integrated processing and packing lines and comprehensive monitoring.
CSB's extensive market knowledge and experience enable it to devise bespoke solutions in line with the specific needs of individual companies in key end markets. These include Meat and Poultry, Bakery, Delicatessen, Fish, Beverages, Dairy Products, Fruit & Vegetables and Confectionery.
In all food markets, product safety, quality and consistency are of paramount importance. Strong competition makes it essential for companies to manage their use of materials as effectively as possible and maximise speed and reliability during manufacture, packing and delivery. At the same time, businesses need to keep up-to-date with changing national and international food regulations.
This effective use of IT enables food companies to optimise their business processes in order to deliver a strong competitive advantage. It helps to ensure the best use of goods and resources, the optimisation of all processing, refining and packing procedures, and contributes to 100% accurate delivery.
It allows full integration and machinery connectivity across the business, linking the production line with pre- and post-production storage, and provides accurate data capture for efficient sorting and picking, correct labelling and full monitoring and traceability.
CSB-System's ERP software solutions have been developed to be food industry specific. In the meat sector, for example, its specialist software includes rearing management, meat grading, price calculation, slaughtering and cutting. For dairy applications, milk-specific management requirements are included such as in-process control, fat content settings and regulations on packaging. Beverage IT solutions include management of reusable packaging and tax calculation functionality.
ERP software from CSB-System delivers a fully-integrated operation across all business areas that leads to cost savings and increases in productivity. Central to this is uniform master data that ensures correct capture and processing of goods and information within the business.
An efficient procurement process makes sure that all materials are available at the right time and place, and accurate inventory management delivers automated, fast and reliable stock-keeping. Full integration of production areas provides improved efficiencies and more effective planning. Data is accessed and interpreted to generate vital sales information. Coverage planning provides centralised control of the material and information flows to match materials with production and customer-delivery requirements. Integrated Quality Management and Laboratory Information Systems deliver continual quality control by capturing and evaluating all relevant information.
A fully-integrated traceability system offers companies a vital competitive advantage, enabling them to obtain International Food Standard (IFS) 'higher level' certification, meet all legal requirements and provide an enhanced quality management system that helps to reduce costs and improve overall production efficiencies.
CSB traceability software links all areas of operation - from raw material procurement through processing and packing to onward despatch - through a single central database that can monitor and report back on the progress or whereabouts of a product at any time. It can also link to external consumer databases to meet growing demand from end-customers to check the authenticity and history of the products they are purchasing.
Production planning and accurate data capture for food applications
Accurate production planning is made simple using CSB-System's integrated Process Planning System (PPS). This powerful tool provides all the necessary data for efficient planning - including overview of quantities to be produced, throughput times, current stock and capacity utilisation
The innovative CSB-Rack is a specially-designed industrial IT workstation for automated data capture. The system delivers operating data in real time at the point of origin, and this is then imported directly into the CSB-System. From procurement of raw materials across all processing stages and quality management to complete labelling of the products, all traceability requirements are integrated in a way that reduces documentation expenses and keeps labelling to a minimum.
CIT, MES and picking solutions
Computer Integrated Manufacturing uses IT to link together all administrative and operational processes, both internally and externally, covering different manufacturers, equipment and operating systems.
The CSB-System MES (Manufacturing Execution System) provides real-time control of production processes to help speed up production and reduce non-value adding activities.
A variety of picking solutions (including by light, voice or sorter) can be tailored to precise customer requirements to speed up the process and minimise errors.
Solutions for recipe optimisation and effective factory cleaning
The CSB-System Integrated Recipe Optimisation ensures the optimal use of ingredients to reduce costs while delivering standardised and consistent product quality. Recipe optimisation can be carried out based either on production planning or available raw materials and components.
Another CSB-System innovation is the company's iCMS (integrated Cleaning Management Software) that provides fast and effective management of all cleaning activities in food companies.
|Founded in 1977, CSB-System is one of the leading ERP vendors worldwide with more than 500 employees in over 40 countries, delivering bespoke business software solutions for a huge variety of food applications.|