FoodChain is Cedar Creek Company’s proprietary software system which integrates on-floor processing data capture, production control and Head Office reporting.
The modular applications address the unique demands of the red meat, poultry and perishable food processing sectors.
FoodChain acquires and manages huge volumes of raw data in real time and features seamless data flow throughout its tightly integrated modules. It enables information exchange and aggregation across all plants and individual processing stations.
This includes livestock purchasing; kill floor systems; boning rooms; carcase transformation processes; objective measurement; sales; inventory; warehousing; loadout; and export. The integrated systems represent the highest level of industry best-practice and are certified for regulatory and legislative requirements.
CCC’s FoodChain system enables production to become market-driven and provides real-time processing data vital to informed decision-making for production volumes, stock and staffing. Head Office systems are integrated with on-floor production and warehousing inventory control in real-time.
The proprietary software can be configured across single sites, a site and Head Office, and geographically dispersed multiple sites and offices. All data replication between Head Office, sites and other systems is controlled through a central ‘master site’ database.
True multi-site functionality means that orders, bookings and invoices may be centrally managed at a Head Office location and production processing and loadouts could be managed at different site locations. Cedar Creek’s integration of hardware and software systems allows all touchscreen computers and printers to be visible on the network. This enables the central management of things like product specifications, label formats, and order data, which can be downloaded simply and quickly per machine or run.