MFG Traceability

Tight Ingredient Control

Designed as a factory wide ingredient control & traceability solution for manufacturing companies of all sizes.  V5 is an excellent plugin to existing ERP/Accounting Software, or it can run stand alone.  V5 offers a speedy return on investment – download our ROI Calculator.

  • Warehouse Management
  • Formula Control
  • Bulk Ingredient / PLC Control
  • Statistical Process Control
  • Laboratory Testing
  • Product Labeling & Pallet Building
  • Management Control Center
  • ERP Integration

Hundreds of configuration options exist in the standard product, enabling each system to be setup to handle many manufacturing execution applications.  Supported industries include food and beverage, chemical & plastics, pharmaceutical & life sciences.

The system provides effortless compliance with auditors including BRCFDAAIB while providing compliance with regulations including FSMA.

Warehouse Management

Elegantly simple, the V5 Mobile Warehouse Management System / Stock Control Systems enables the following functionality on mobile devices running Windows 8/10 or greater.

Standard functionality

  • Multi Location Receive, Move, Adjust, Withdraw inventory (Ingredients, WIP, Finished Products)
  • PO Receive & Directed Putaway (imported Purchase Orders)
  • Lab Testing (Certificate of Analysis)
  • Create Sales Orders (or import them)
  • Directed Pick and Allocate Inventory
  • Ship Sales Orders & Generate EDI
  • Produce & Reprint Labels (inventory, WIP, pallet)
  • Commodity / Event Specific Quality Control Questions

The Warehouse Management System is an ideal option for customers looking to expand the V5 Production Systems to manage inventory, WIP & finished products.   More…

Formulation Control

V5 Formula Control Scale System is the perfect way to ensure ingredients are measured & traced accurately and consistently, without costly giveaway or out of specification batches.

The system ensures each weighed ingredient has enforced +/- unique tolerances, preventing recipe completion until all ingredients are weighed using the green speedometer style target zone.

Barcode Scanners provide validation stock validation, providing real time inventory usage and eliminating costly traceability paperwork.

Hundreds of configuration options exist in the standard system, enabling each workstation to be setup to handle many applications including batch, campaign and combination weighing.

The solution is ideal for weighing and staging labeled ingredient prior to the mixer collation stage.  More…

Bulk Ingredient Control

V5 Bulk Ingredient Control System is the perfect way to ensure high volume, bulk fed, dry or liquid ingredients are accounted for against the finished batch and tracked accurately (Mixed or Separated Lots).

The system ensures traceability of automatic bulk ingredient movements from silos and holding tanks to the mixer, preventing costly ‘pull everything’ recall situations.

SG Systems has a flexible approach to communicating with PLC Systems (For example, a PLC may draw an ingredient from a Silo and transfer it to a hopper prior to its use in a mix.  The lot transfer is recorded, eliminating paper records.)

SG Systems typically integrates with existing PLC’s (at a high or low level) using a variety of communication methods depending on the current or desired setup.  More…

Statistical Process Control

V5 Statistical Process Control System (SPC) enables sample checkweighing of WIP and finished products, providing quality assurance and accurate weight trend statistical monitoring.

The simple to use system allows samples to be weighed and charted, with an optional link to the divider / filler to monitor and control batch standard deviation.  Out of specification samples prompt warnings and record remedial action.

The system has adjustable high and low weight parameters. This allows operators and managers to be alerted by a non-conforming weight trend (negative or positive) or high standard deviation (pocket or filler specific).

Average weight, minimum weight and custom sampling routines are available.

This action of statistical sampling is proven to reduce giveaway, improve quality control and prevent product returns.  More…

Product Labeling & Pallet Building

SG Systems V5 Product Labeling System is the perfect way to ensure finished products are identified accurately and consistently, with a direct link to the manufactured batches and packaging inventory.

The line side Labeling System can be activated by push button (1 label at a time), bulk print (enter qty manually) or PLC triggered (tray stacker, case erector etc.)

The Labeling System can work stand alone (identifying products using date / time & line number) or fully integrated into the manufacturing process (printing traceable batch numbers).

SSCC Pallet labels can be printed to identify pallet contents and location.  Pallet Management software allows pallets to be edited, merged, deleted and split.

When line integrated, the Labeling System scans and validates batch numbers providing real time inventory usage and eliminating costly traceability paperwork.  More…

Laboratory Testing (LIMS)

Ensuring compliant formulations and products, V5 Lab Test System forces automatic quarantine of selected finished goods, pending the results from your laboratory testing process.

  • Ensure all testing is performed according to product specification.
  • Co-ordinate the approval of materials where multiple samples and approvals are required.
  • Prevent usage of expired or unapproved materials.
  • Create Certificates of Analysis from test results and store results for easy retrieval.
  • Testing of in process samples (WIP Batches), finished goods or pass through raw materials.
  • Customized list of testing parameters, questions and responses.

V5 allows batches to be sampled multiple times (or once), tracks the results and generates a formatted Certificate Of Analysis for all your testing parameters.  More…

Management Control Center

SG Systems V5 Control Center Software allows setup and control of key daily production and inventory control requirements.

Core modules include WMS (SO/PO Fulfillment), Recipe Formulation (BOM Setup), Production Planning & Scheduling, Finished Product Creation & Label Setup, SPC, Quality Assurance & Operator Controls.

The software provides full traceability for companies requiring a single solution to track materials from receiving to shipping, including the respective batching and production processes.  It also acts as middleware for companies looking to extend ERP and accounting software functionality to include real time production floor data.

Software licenses & production hardware (touch screens, scales, bar code scanners, mobile computers etc)  communicates with a SQL database (Microsoft SQL or Oracle MySQL), providing connection to single and multi site operations. More…

Application Programming Interface

ERP Gateway from SG Systems is an optional V5 module created to speed up the transfer of electronic data between software systems (customer ERP / MRP or Accounting System and the SG Systems WMS / Production Traceability System).

The Gateway module prevents human errors commonly associated with manual traceability paperwork used to support Inventory, Production, Formulas (BOM’s), Sales Orders and Purchase Orders).  In essence, the gateway prevents existing ERP / Accounting software from ‘running blind’ – a common cause of unaccountable losses and inaccurate production data.

The gateway application is routinely installed in manufacturing facilities and shares data with popular ERP / Accounting Systems.  The Gateway module typically handles CSV / XML files placed in a shared location on a Windows / Unix server.  Custom API’s are developed as needed and utilize JSON / web services. SQL read/write is also available.  More…

With V5 Traceability installed, batches are achieved with great accuracy!

Les Howell, Illes Seasonings & Flavors

Illes Seasonings and flavors

We no longer need to keystroke the handwritten batch logs into Quickbooks. We’ve seen the benefits!

Eldad Jungreis, Sunflower Kitchen

As a provider of safe family products, it is vital to have a trusted traceability partner. SG Systems is our trusted partner.

Cydney Mathis, Slovacek Sausage

V5 Traceability has played a big role in managing our product quality which has definitely helped our growth

Mike Prasek, Prasek’s Hillje Smokehouse

V5 Traceability is truly a great system to gain full insight of your business and make decisions in a timely manner.

Anthony Pariti, Always Bagels

V5 Traceability makes the recipe formulation process more secure and dependable. Thanks a lot for the implementation!

Ricardo Hernández, Nestle

V5 Traceability helped eliminate waste, so dollars are saved!

Dave Harris, Original Bagel Company

With V5 Traceability we can track the path of our product through all production, processing and distribution stages right to the end consumer.

Scott Baker, 5 Generation Bakers

Before we installed V5 Traceability, Simpli-Baked had been working in ‘Excel-hell’!

Kieran Walsh, Simpli-Baked

V5 Traceability provides awesome tracking and gives us batch consistency. When we get audited, traceability and recalls are the easiest parts for us.

Danielle Ontiveros, Grab the Gold

V5 Traceability allows us to scale our business model and deliver delicious Cheesecakes nationwide with confidence.

Chris Ortego, Cotton Blues Cheesecake

V5 Traceability reduces onerous data input tasks and makes our ingredient management more efficient.

Stu Rosen, Highland Baking Company

V5 Traceability has enabled our business to achieve greater productivity and quality

Alex Salnikov, Krispy Kreme

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