Introducing a host of new products built in conjunction with market-leading processors across the globe.
The Emydex new product development team, whose role is to future proof the Emydex solution, has been busy upgrading the Emydex framework as well as adding new products and modules into the software mix, particularly those focussed on larger multi-site meat, fish, and food processors.
Enterprise Management System
The new Emydex Enterprise Management system (EMS) centralises many of the existing Emydex modules operating at the plant level to the group corporate level. Being able to centrally control aspects of the Emydex system such as label designs, products, harvest destinations and carcass rules and well as bill of materials is vital to multi-site customers to maintain consistency, standardise, reduce error and improve efficiencies of managing and maintaining master data. Labour and cost savings are obvious. Perform a task once at group-level, rather than repeated many times at plant level, leading to inconsistencies.
The Emydex EMS system comprises of a mixture of new EMS windows applications as well as front-end web-based applications.
The EMS is a new software layer operating in the cloud (or customer hosted centrally) that connects external 3rd party software systems such as ERP systems, to local instances of Emydex production systems operating at the plant level. This allows customers to have one central place to integrate the ERP systems and other external systems to, with Emydex handling the responsibility and integrity of data flowing to and from individual plants.
The new EMS Exchange module (EXC) is the new highway that connects Emydex to multiple internal and external systems. This application allows Emydex super-users within our customers IT departments to configure integrations from Emydex to 3rd party systems including:
- ERP integrations
- Inter-site Transfers
- 3PL Integration
- Government Animal trace databases (AIMS, ScotEID, NLIS, NAIT)
Prior to EMS Exchange, all integrations from Emydex to 3rd party systems would have had to have been specially commissioned by Emydex for our customers, now this can be completed internally without any Emdyex involvement.
EMS Master Data Management
Emydex Master Data Management (MDM) allows customers to centrally control key business data with the ability to add, edit, save, approve and publish data from corporate offices all with version control and rollback functionality.
Key business users are also able to easily monitor plants acceptance and live versions of master data within the factory. Master data can include any data files created and maintained at a group level, that are also required at a plant level. This includes labels, products, destinations and carcass filters, vet inspection keyboard faults and cutting specifications.
The benefits of master data management include improved efficiency, improved decision making, a reduction in poor quality and erroneous data. It also creates business best practice standards for group-wide and plant level reporting.
EMS Application Deployment
Emydex App Deployment provides our multi-site customers with new web-based functionality to manage and deploy Emydex software updates across their group plants easily.
Emydex Quality Management System
In line with our stated company strategy that Emdyex software products are built by industry, for industry, our Enterprise Quality Management System (read EQMS story) first launched in 2018, continues to be developed with more and more features becoming available on foot of feedback and requests from our exiting EQMS installation base.
The recent focus has been delivering highly configurable product specification checks, label verification checks, as well as improving the off-line capabilities of the system to deal with scenarios where quality checks are being performed in areas with poor or no wi-fi coverage. Product specification configuration has been enhanced to be able to validate operators’ inputs against the configured product file to ensure compliance.
Warehouse Management System (Android)
Following Microsoft’s withdrawal from the mobile phone market after its failed merger with Nokia, Microsoft announced in 2017 that all versions of Windows Mobile operating systems (Windows Mobile 6 and Windows CE) commonly used on handheld mobile computers such as Motorola/symbol/Zebra, Honeywell and Intermec are 'end of life'. Microsoft is no longer building or supporting operating systems for such devices.
Since then, Emydex has been working on the redevelopment our Windows mobile application for handheld computers (our SDA application) to replace it with a brand-new Android version, written from scratch in the Xamarin programming language, that is known as our new XDA application.
All of the functionality previously available on the SDA version will be available on the XDA version, applications that typically cover the warehouse management features of a factory floor data capture system including:
- Stock movements
- Stock Count, Stock Take & Stock Reconciliation
- Inter-site transfer
- Scan to/from Production
- QC hold functionality
- Sales Order picking
- Carcass splitting
- Chiller grading
- Dry goods stock management
Emydex is currently testing our initial applications with customers in a production environment, to test for speed, robustness and durability.
For more information on any of these new product development features please contact [email protected]