A quick update from Chris Jackson, our Development Director at Triton, with a selection of the latest features in Triton’s FUSION Food MES software solution.
Cold Storage Integration
FUSION’s inventory module is now able to communicate with third party cold storage facilities that may be storing your inventory items. From the order editor in Sales Order Manager (SOM), it is now possible to not only view the stock on hand you have at a cold storage facility, but also create an order that draws on that stock. Provided the cold store has a compatible API, an order will be sent directly to the cold store to load out the appropriate product on your behalf. Triton is able to add new cold storage sites should yours not already be supported.
In addition to orders, if you work with multiple cold storage facilities, it is now possible to transfer stock between them. This requires a compatible API that supports transfers, but when this is available, it is possible to transfer stock between cool stores directly from FUSION.
Carcase Data Extension
FUSION supports the ability to upload extra, or extended, carcass data to link with your carcass records. Data may come from a third-party system, such as a Scotts DEXA system, or any type of custom system that is able to export data. There is also the possibility for a FUSION component to read and upload the data directly, if it is available. This data, when it reaches FUSION, will be mapped to the appropriate carcass record via multiple different mechanisms: skid RFID, EID, unique carcass identifier and others.
Once this data is in FUSION, it can be reported upon and exported in a variety of different formats. Examples of extra data already being uploaded to FUSION are IMF values, lean meat values, and hyperspectral imaging data.
FUSION now has additional small stock specific standard reports around Buyer Created Invoices and Cost Summaries. FUSION has had a number of reports specific to beef, which have focused on a per-animal listing of information. This has now been extended to small stock, where it is often more appropriate to report on a per-mob, or a per-mob per-category basis.
Examples of reports that are already supported are supplier feedback reports (both summarised and detailed), a livestock cost summary report, and a daily kill summary report. We are regularly adding new reports and we welcome customer input when it comes to adding additional reports.