HONEYWELL has released Material Tracking R100 as part of its Business FLEX manufacturing execution system (MES) applications.
Material Tracking is a configurable software framework that enables mining, mineral processing and metals production companies to synchronise supply chains with financial processes, resulting in improved productivity and reduced costs.
It can be used in several industries including mining, blending and shipping, iron and steel making, ore processing and concentration, metals refining and chemical batch operations.
The program allows tracking, tracing, storage and analysis of all supply chain data, including material flow, quality, ore type and other information.
It also provides site-specific, near-real time views of critical production information with intuitive displays that allow operators to execute and adjust production plans within the supply chain in order to ensure safety, efficiency and reliability.
The system also serves as a link between production and financial operations. For example, Material Tracking can receive and store production planning and scheduling data from enterprise resource planning (ERP) and scheduling systems. It can transmit actual production totals and summary data to ERP systems.
Additionally, the software receives laboratory data and automatically associates it with recorded inventories.
Material Tracking interfaces to plant historians and/or control systems to track material movement data and movement event triggers. The solution manages stockpiles and blending, including simulation and movement reconciliation. It also provides graphical batch analysis functionality that includes full genealogy tracking.