Data Navigator, Smart Forms and Navi-DASH
Data Navigator, Smart Forms and Navi-DASH fit seamlessly into the cheese manufacturing process and many large cheese producers rely on our products as the backbone of their cheese manufacturing operations. Whether you’re receiving milk and making cheese or simply receiving blocks of cheese to cut and wrap, we can help you improve yields, increase throughput track inventory and drive bottom line results.
Our software solutions collect real-time and important data throughout the cheese making, cutting, packaging and shipping process and put it in the hands of the people who make the important decisions for the dairy industry. We also integrate that data with corporate ERP systems for a seamless link between production and business systems.
Product Receiving & Tracking
Our product receiving module can receive milk if you make cheese or blocks of cheese if you’re a cut and wrap operation. The product tracking module tracks your raw materials between the storage locations in your facility, providing real-time inventory reporting and complete product tracking and traceability.
Our recipe management module for the dairy industry can help you make a higher quality and more consistent product by making sure you’re using the right ingredients at the right time. Data Navigator’s product tracking module is great for tracking blocks of cheese onto your slicing lines, improving your slicing yields and reducing wasted trimmings and off-cuts.
Packaging, Warehousing & Shipping
Our piece, case and pallet labeling modules ensure that you’re packaging and labeling your finished goods accurately and with industry standard barcodes. Continue product tracking and traceability into your warehouse locations with our warehouse management system and make sure that the right product is shipped to your customers with our shipping module.
Data Reporting, Dashboarding & Integration
Data from your manufacturing processes will be replicated to the central database in real-time. Data is translated into meaningful information and is available in reports, Navi-DASH dashboards or through real-time exception alerting. Data can also be shared with ERP and third-party data systems to provide even more value to your ERP for the dairy industry.
News and Blog
August 25, 2020
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August 18, 2020
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August 11, 2020
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August 4, 2020
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May 1, 2020
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April 21, 2020
It has been a little over a month since the COVID-19 pandemic hit North America’s shores....Read More
February 10, 2020
Technology has never evolved at a pace as fast as what we see today, and the rate of evolution will only continue to accelerate in the future....Read More
July 22, 2019
There’s no escaping quality assurance in the food manufacturing industry. And rightly so: with the catastrophic effects of contaminants like E. coli, listeria and Salmonella, foreign materials from ...Read More
July 19, 2019
Food manufacturers face a continuous uphill battle with pressures to make high quality and safe food at an affordable price. At the best of times, they’re facing fiscal pressures from the farmers an...Read More
May 14, 2019
The average direct cost of a recall to a food manufacturing company is $10 million, and that doesn’t begin to quantify the indirect costs of damage to the brand, bad publicity, or lost sales....Read More
December 1, 2018
It’s not every day that you get to bring a superstar on board, but that’s just what Jim Wilson at Matrix Industrial Control Systems got to do recently when he welcomed industry icon Freddy Mortens...Read More
October 28, 2018
Barcode case labeling is one of the most important stages in the food manufacturing process – it’s the basis of warehousing, shipping, recalls and audits. Food manufacturing companies spend countl...Read More
We first engaged Matrix in 1998 to help us build a new facility in Council Bluffs, IA. We had tight schedules and high expectations for the building of our state of the art Deli Meats & Bacon Processing Plant.
The Matrix Team met our deadlines and exceeded our expectations. They delivered a complete Data Collection, Tracking and Traceability Solution, which sixteen years later continues to deliver real time information on yields, throughput, give away, inventory levels and QA/QC reporting.
Over the years, we have enjoyed a mutually beneficial relationship. Matrix continues to support our efforts across all of our facilities and their support team is always available and ready to help 24 X 7.
We are delighted to be able to recommend the Matrix Team, without reservation.
I would like to transfer you my opinion and the feedback that I got from my team regarding Scott’s visit. Everything was great! We all learned a lot of things and for some of my team members this was an eye opening experience. Scott did a great job explaining to everybody step by step how the whole system works and what can go wrong during those steps. He also set up a system so we can update the spare units every night which is going to make our life way easier. Carrie helped us a lot with all the programming that had to be done. Overall the visit exceeded my expectations. Everybody feels way more confident to deal with the system now.
I would like thank everyone at Matrix that made this happen and most of all how Scott had to put up with me for 3 days!
-Kostas Ntoukas, Automation Tech, Supervisor at JBS
Just wanted to let you know how disappointed I am! These touch screen computers survived 7 years on the production floor… how are you going to make money selling upgrades if your equipment doesn’t break down?
-Darin Marchell, Operational Technology Manager at George’s Inc
We recently employed Matrix to deliver two automatic labeling systems. The Matrix team installed the system in the specified time frame as promised and thoroughly trained our staff. The system has significantly reduced our give-away, increased our throughput and has helped us reduce our production hours giving us significant cost savings. The system paid for itself in six months! They are now our trusted partner throughout the plant for our shop-floor data collection systems!
-Emery Misenick, Manufacturing Systems Application Development & Support Manager at Perdue Foods LLC
I have been a customer of yours for over 20 years at different stops along the road and Matrix continues to get better with time. Steve, Scott, Ankesh, Frank and especially Carrie have all been just fantastic and patient. You have a first rate team and it is always a pleasure to work with you. We are excited to finish this job to be more proactive in running our business because of Matrix, and to get on to the other projects we have slated with you in the coming year.
-Greg Finch, Chief Financial Officer at Claxton Poultry