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Technology for industry

Technology for industry Increasing accuracy and each recipe and daily, weekly or Keeping tabs on monthly figures can be called up from output for batch fast-moving stock the microprocessor memory. production Additional storage can be provided An importer supplying chain stores, Throughout Europe, manufacturers supermarkets and mail-order com­ by using an optical digital cassette are finding the control and recording panies with 600 lines of kitchenware, recorder — both for output and of multipoint point batch mixing glass and other hardware, with up to a recipes. In addition the information operations can become more accurate can be fed into, or instructions quarter of a million cases of goods in and that their overall production received from, another computer. just one of its warehouses, needs to levels can be increased when they have finger-tip information about its The system is highly adaptable to hav e installed a Philips stocks, and an up-to-date awareness differing requirements. In concrete microprocessor-based batching sys­ of its financial information. production, for example, all aspects tem. The PO 16-96 Batching Control­ of temperature, humidity correction In choosing the Kienzle, managing ler, available in the UK from Pye and volume calculations are taken director Laurie King and his co- Unicam Ltd of Cambridge will also into account. A comprehensive range director and company accountant improve quality control of finished of software packages is available for Don Fisher knew what they wanted: a products. all sectors of industry including computer that was simple and easy to For batching recipes, 60 recipes asphalt, plastics, chemicals, iron, use, came with a good package of off- each with 10 ingredients can be steel, food and beverage production. the-shelf programs and a memory stored. The system controls the entire facility (the 'floppy disk'). To start the microprocessor control selection, batching and mixing of up Beginning in February, 1978, the system, the operator simply enters the to 96 different ingredients and rout­ 6600 was operated in tandem with the required recipe number into the ing to storage after mixing, all with manual ledgers, going live on April keyboard. The unit gives the com­ preset limits. 1st, first with sales and stocks, fol­ mand for the first ingredients to be lowed by purchases in May. In June The PO 16-96 has a substantial ad­ measured and controls and supervises the operator began entering the nom­ vantage over alternative systems by all subsequent operations automati­ inal ledgers, and the computer went providing permanent teletype cally. There is not need for the fully live on October 1st. operator to intervene. account of all operations as well as instant video screen display. The Training was easy. The operator, In the event of an incorrect opera­ printout is a valuable aid to produc­ who was previously the company's tion the PO 16-96 halts production tion and quality control. Stock control receptionist, only needed a day's and gives an automatic alarm on the is precise, production becomes faster training at Kienzle's head office in teletype and video display. The due to automation and wastage or Slough, and a fortnight on-the-job at operator must give the correct variations in product quality due to Weybridge before being left on her response before the programme will inaccurate measuring are avoided. own. When she's away, the managing continue. There is also an interrupt director's secretary takes over. procedure when required. Not only are the quantities of the ingredients and net output recorded, Enquiry 65. Enquiry 64. but complete details of production for sented in terms of hours, Job costing Enquiry 66. units or labour and material Latest addition to LSI costs. Computers software pack­ LSI Computers expect ages for use on its System this package to appeal to M-One small business com­ manufacturers whose pro­ puter is a record and ducts pass through a analysis program providing number of work stations. a fast, simple method of job Most companies doing this costing with machine util­ kind of operation keep isation time. detailed job sheets, but, as analysing the data on these Implemented on System manually is time consum­ M-One Model II or above ing, it can rarely be done in the new Time Recording and Job Costs Specification time for useful feed-back to be made. Printers will also program allows manufac­ find it useful for casting turers fast access to such based on the use of each parameters as machine util­ machine: folder, trimmer, isation and down time, hours worked and units binder etc., data from one day's work being keyed in produced for operator and and analysed ready for department, jobs com­ management action next pleted and jobs in progress. day. These totals can be pre­ INDUSTRIAL MANAGEMENT http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Industrial Management Emerald Publishing

Technology for industry

Industrial Management , Volume 79 (12): 1 – Dec 1, 1979

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Emerald Publishing
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0007-6929
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10.1108/eb057012
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Abstract

Increasing accuracy and each recipe and daily, weekly or Keeping tabs on monthly figures can be called up from output for batch fast-moving stock the microprocessor memory. production Additional storage can be provided An importer supplying chain stores, Throughout Europe, manufacturers supermarkets and mail-order com­ by using an optical digital cassette are finding the control and recording panies with 600 lines of kitchenware, recorder — both for output and of multipoint point batch mixing glass and other hardware, with up to a recipes. In addition the information operations can become more accurate can be fed into, or instructions quarter of a million cases of goods in and that their overall production received from, another computer. just one of its warehouses, needs to levels can be increased when they have finger-tip information about its The system is highly adaptable to hav e installed a Philips stocks, and an up-to-date awareness differing requirements. In concrete microprocessor-based batching sys­ of its financial information. production, for example, all aspects tem. The PO 16-96 Batching Control­ of temperature, humidity correction In choosing the Kienzle, managing ler, available in the UK from Pye and volume calculations are taken director Laurie King and his co- Unicam Ltd of Cambridge will also into account. A comprehensive range director and company accountant improve quality control of finished of software packages is available for Don Fisher knew what they wanted: a products. all sectors of industry including computer that was simple and easy to For batching recipes, 60 recipes asphalt, plastics, chemicals, iron, use, came with a good package of off- each with 10 ingredients can be steel, food and beverage production. the-shelf programs and a memory stored. The system controls the entire facility (the 'floppy disk'). To start the microprocessor control selection, batching and mixing of up Beginning in February, 1978, the system, the operator simply enters the to 96 different ingredients and rout­ 6600 was operated in tandem with the required recipe number into the ing to storage after mixing, all with manual ledgers, going live on April keyboard. The unit gives the com­ preset limits. 1st, first with sales and stocks, fol­ mand for the first ingredients to be lowed by purchases in May. In June The PO 16-96 has a substantial ad­ measured and controls and supervises the operator began entering the nom­ vantage over alternative systems by all subsequent operations automati­ inal ledgers, and the computer went providing permanent teletype cally. There is not need for the fully live on October 1st. operator to intervene. account of all operations as well as instant video screen display. The Training was easy. The operator, In the event of an incorrect opera­ printout is a valuable aid to produc­ who was previously the company's tion the PO 16-96 halts production tion and quality control. Stock control receptionist, only needed a day's and gives an automatic alarm on the is precise, production becomes faster training at Kienzle's head office in teletype and video display. The due to automation and wastage or Slough, and a fortnight on-the-job at operator must give the correct variations in product quality due to Weybridge before being left on her response before the programme will inaccurate measuring are avoided. own. When she's away, the managing continue. There is also an interrupt director's secretary takes over. procedure when required. Not only are the quantities of the ingredients and net output recorded, Enquiry 65. Enquiry 64. but complete details of production for sented in terms of hours, Job costing Enquiry 66. units or labour and material Latest addition to LSI costs. Computers software pack­ LSI Computers expect ages for use on its System this package to appeal to M-One small business com­ manufacturers whose pro­ puter is a record and ducts pass through a analysis program providing number of work stations. a fast, simple method of job Most companies doing this costing with machine util­ kind of operation keep isation time. detailed job sheets, but, as analysing the data on these Implemented on System manually is time consum­ M-One Model II or above ing, it can rarely be done in the new Time Recording and Job Costs Specification time for useful feed-back to be made. Printers will also program allows manufac­ find it useful for casting turers fast access to such based on the use of each parameters as machine util­ machine: folder, trimmer, isation and down time, hours worked and units binder etc., data from one day's work being keyed in produced for operator and and analysed ready for department, jobs com­ management action next pleted and jobs in progress. day. These totals can be pre­ INDUSTRIAL MANAGEMENT

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Industrial ManagementEmerald Publishing

Published: Dec 1, 1979

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