MIS or management information systems refers to a computer system in an enterprise that provides valuable information about its business operations. The term can also be used to describe the people that manage these types of systems. In a large corporation the MIS or MIS Department refers to a central or centrally-coordinated system of computer expertise and management, typically including mainframe systems and by extension the corporation’s entire network of computer resources.

Management information systems help companies keep track of their resources and stay organized. MIS allows management to create a variety of different reports about their company’s various activities. Managers are able to quickly print and view reports to efficiently keep track of their company’s daily activities, services being used and how their products have sold. These reports can then be used to make future business decisions.

Today, the need for more timely and accurate process data is paramount to food manufacturers.

  • Food safety
  • Quality standards
  • Yield management
  • Waste control
  • Cost containment

This is just a short list of the many factors that food manufacturers must consider every single day. These requirements are driving up both the interest and demand for MIS solutions in food manufacturing.

In the past the process of recording food manufacturing production has been done manually. Today, manufacturers are able to quickly and efficiently capture, aggregate, analyze and report real-time as well as historical data on a variety of process Key Performance Indicators or KPIs. All reports can be customized by plant personnel and published online where they are available immediately for management to view from anywhere that they have access to the internet.

Data that can be collected and reported include:

  • Process temperatures
  • Flow rates
  • Pressures
  • Tank levels
  • Production yield
  • Equipment downtime
  • Lot traceability

With today’s technological advances, long gone are the days when manufacturers must adopt manual processes. Now it has never been easier for decision-makers to access timely, relevant and accurate process data. Through effective MIS solutions, data management is far less baffling and production goals are much more likely to be met. Many different manufacturing businesses can greatly benefit from this type of efficiency. This is why process automation is evolving to include more data-based decision making.

Bay Industrial Group can help with your complex manufacturing challenges. They create effective solutions to meet a variety of different manufacturing and production needs. For more information please contact Bay Industrial Group today.

 

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