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Introduction to Matrix and Data Navigator (updated May 2013)

This presentation introduces Matrix Industrial Control Systems, a company that provides plant floor data collection, reporting and visualization solutions to the food manufacturing industry.

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Introduction to Matrix and Data Navigator (updated May 2013)

  1. 1. Introduction to Matrix andData Navigator SolutionsUpdated May 2013
  2. 2. Introduction to Matrix
  3. 3. © Matrix Industrial Control Systems, Inc – 2013Updated May 25, 2013 Page 3Introduction to MatrixMatrix Industrial Control Systems, Inc.► 24 employees in two offices► Formed in 1977Focused on business justification and ROIOnly plant floor solutions in the food industryProduction solutions integrator► Includes hardware, software, procedures
  4. 4. © Matrix Industrial Control Systems, Inc – 2013Updated May 25, 2013 Page 4SOFTWAREMODULESCompany ProfileCONSULTINGSERVICESON-GOINGSUPPORTHARDWAREINTEGRATION
  5. 5. © Matrix Industrial Control Systems, Inc – 2013Updated May 25, 2013 Page 5Our CustomersWhat our customers have in common: Food manufacturing industry To deliver commercially justified improvements to throughput, yields andquality, positively impacting profitability8 facilities6 facilities9 facilities2 facilities5 facilities5 facilities
  6. 6. Introduction to Data Navigator
  7. 7. © Matrix Industrial Control Systems, Inc – 2013Updated May 25, 2013 Page 7Introduction to Data NavigatorSoftware data collection/process control engine► Standard components and architecture► Microsoft platform (Windows, SQL Server, .NET)Flexible and configurable► Use customers product and process terminology► Tailored to meet your specific production needs► Configured with your business logic/rules/validation
  8. 8. © Matrix Industrial Control Systems, Inc – 2013Updated May 25, 2013 Page 8System BenefitsCollect and validateproduction data in real-timeMonitor and optimize productionthroughput and OEESave time and improve accuracywith data integration to ERP andthird-party systemsImprove product qualityand consistencyOptimize labor efficiencyand effectivenessEnable managers with real-timeinformation reportingImmediately react toexceptional conditionsAutomate your inventory control andproduct tracking & traceability
  9. 9. © Matrix Industrial Control Systems, Inc – 2013Updated May 25, 2013 Page 9Technical ArchitectureMicrosoft TechnologiesMS WindowsTCP/IP networking.NET FrameworkMS SQL Server databaseData Navigator CoreTouch screen user interface controlsDevice controls – scales, printers, scanners, etc.Data replication – TrickleProgramming methodologyData Navigator ModulesCattle tracking, raw materials receiving, product trackingRecipe management, process data collection, SPCPiece/case/pallet labeling, warehouse & shippingSystem ConfigurationCustomized interface and terminologyCustomized business rules, validation and notificationsCustomized data point capture
  10. 10. © Matrix Industrial Control Systems, Inc – 2013Updated May 25, 2013 Page 10Data Navigator Modules OverviewProduct Tracking & Traceability► Raw Materials Receiving► Dry Goods Receiving► W.I.P. Inventory Control► Product Tracking► Recipe & Batch ManagementManufactured Goods Management► Packaging Material Tracking► Package/Case/Pallet Labeling► Finished Goods Inventory Control► Shipping Management► Bill of Materials TrackingData Management Tools► Office Manager► PDF & web based reporting► Server Manager► Data Integration Manager► Alerts & NotificationsQuality Control & Assurance► Statistical Process & Quality Control► Mobile Data Collection & Validation► HACCP Foundations
  11. 11. © Matrix Industrial Control Systems, Inc – 2013Updated May 25, 2013 Page 11Receive raw materials, dry ingredients and packaging materials; trackmovements through storage and into production► Receive against purchase orders from SAP’s purchasing module► Perpetual inventory control and FIFO picking to reduce expired product► Lot number tracking and traceabilityProduct Receiving & Tracking
  12. 12. © Matrix Industrial Control Systems, Inc – 2013Updated May 25, 2013 Page 12Recipe ManagementManufacture batches of product against a recipe► Manages quantities of ingredients as well as timing► Ensures product quality and consistency► Continues product tracking and traceability
  13. 13. © Matrix Industrial Control Systems, Inc – 2013Updated May 25, 2013 Page 13Process Data Collection & ControlCollect process information in real-time and provide instant validation► Injectors, mixers, massagers, tumblers, ovens, chillers, etc.► Validations can include basic upper/lower limits or full statistical processcontrol (SPC)► Real-time audible/visual alerts on plant floor stations, in back officeand to mobile users
  14. 14. © Matrix Industrial Control Systems, Inc – 2013Updated May 25, 2013 Page 14Case Ready LabelingSales orders are downloaded from the back office or corporate system► Order details (customer, UPC code, product descriptions, price/lb, etc.) aredownloaded to the weigh-price labeler► Packages are verified and additional packages run if necessary► Completed order data replicated to back office or corporate system
  15. 15. © Matrix Industrial Control Systems, Inc – 2013Updated May 25, 2013 Page 15Case LabelingOperators manually move cases onand off the scale and manually applybarcode labelwsThroughput up to 12 – 15 cases perminuteMANUAL CASE LABELINGFully automated: cases are weighed,labeled and verified without anyoperator interventionThroughput up to 35 cases perminuteAUTOMATIC CASE LABELING
  16. 16. © Matrix Industrial Control Systems, Inc – 2013Updated May 25, 2013 Page 16SmartFormsDigitize existing paper forms and automate quality data collection► Using your existing forms as templates provides a familiar look and feel► Forms are automatically stored and can be instantly searched and retrieved► TabletPC devices (barcode scanner, camera, Wi-fi connection) simplifydata collection process
  17. 17. © Matrix Industrial Control Systems, Inc – 2013Updated May 25, 2013 Page 17Navi-DASHReal-time visual dashboards keep production management team informedat-a-glance► Interactive controls allow users to filter down to most appropriate information► Dashboards can be saved, printed, emailed and shared between managers► Mobile capabilities ensure that you’re still informed even whenyou’re away from your desk

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