Bright Light Agribusiness, Hattah VIC
Almond Huller / Sheller/ Processor
ALMADS – Season 2021
Bright Light Agribusiness (BLA) is a new Almond Huller / Sheller / Processor being constructed in regional Victoria, Australia.
BLA have committed to take the full suite of ALMADS Modules from Grower Receiving through to Customer Packed Orders, Shipping and Invoicing and everything in between.
ALMADS will also be fully linked to the PLC system to reduce manual entry and alleviate human error.
We are excited to commence this project and look forward to their first harvest in 2021.
Kingston Estate Wines, Kingston on Murray, SA
LIMS (Lab Information Management System) – KEW signed with us in January 2019 and engaged us to develop a Lab Information Managements System. This system receives requests from the Wine manufacturing system and registers samples and the tests required for the sample. The results for each test are recorded and content entered is strictly monitored by configurable result rules. Once all tests are recorded, they are sent back to the wine manufacturing system. The samples, tests and completed results also contribute towards a sample matrix which provides winemakers and management a tool to discover trends for future blends. The LIMS system also directly interfaces with some of the lab equipment to reduce keying errors, prints barcoded sample labels, provide emailing and email rules for test status along with an easy to use configurable user experience.
Costa Brothers, Swan Reach SA
ALMADS – Season 2017
Jan 2017 – Regional IT is excited to welcome Costa Brothers Hullers and Shellers who came on board early 2017. We have pulled all our resources together to deliver the 1st phase of an ALMADS project within 3 weeks of acceptance.
Costa Brothers have built a new plant located just our of Swan Reach, South Australia and approached us late in the project to supply software.
Phase 1 saw us deliver an Hulling and Shelling system from Grower Receivables through to Bin Shipping to Handlers. We delivered this first phase a week before the first truck arrived!
Phase 2 will see us deliver Sorting and Packing modules as well as Quality assurance, warehousing and finished good shipping.
This phase is expected to be delivered by the end of March 2017.
Therefore delivering the full project in just under 2 months!
We wish Costa Brothers well for this coming harvest and we look forward to working with you!
Nut Producers Australia/Riverland Almonds, Loxton SA
ALMADS – Season 2014, ALMADS was developed to cater for Riverland Almond’s sorting, packing and retail packing operations. ALMADS is also interfacing with SAP that will now only serve as just an ordering and financial system. ALMADS replaces all inventory and processing operations because it is being developed to suit almond processing specifically.
Season 2017 is up and running with continual updates of ALMADS to further streamline processes at NPA and Riverland Almonds
Australian Pioneer Pistachio Co, Robinvale VIC
ALMADS – For 2016 season, ALMADS has been adapted to suit the pistachio commodity using the Marketing, QA, Grading & Picking, Sorting & Packing, Shipping and Reporting modules all whilst interfacing with SAP.
Season 2017 receiving and hulling is underway at APPC using ALMADS
Select Harvests Limited, Wemen VIC
ALMADS – One of the largest huller / processors in Australia, Select Harvests Limited signed with Regional IT in late 2010 to have an ALMADS solution developed ready for their 2011 season. All of the hulling and shelling modules were delivered prior to the season. Warehousing, Expanded QA, Inshell Finish Goods tracking, Grading and Dispatch were all developed soon after the season commenced. Season 2012 saw the delivery of the Marketing, Sorting and Packing, Micro testing, Expanded QA and Finished Goods Dispatch delivered prior to the season commenced with Reject Finished Goods and Consumable Inventory monitoring later developed. We have added more new features for season 2014 including installing the Commodity Lite module and providing ability to have linked bins both through Hulling & Shelling and Processing along with more Quality Assurance measures.
Season 2017 sees Regional IT interfacing with JD Edwards. We also now expanded ALMADS to include the use of 2D barcodes which Select Harvests will be using for the first time.
Riverland Vine Improvement Committee, Monash SA
GERM PLASM REGISTER – In 2015 & 2016 we were pleased to be able to assist the Riverland Vine Improvement Committee developing a solution to store all pertinent information relating to vine varieties, creating a Germ Plasm Register.
Laragon Almond Processors, Lindsay Point SA
LAMADS (Laragon Almond Management and Distribution System) – At Regional IT we developed a system to capture bin weights after almonds have been hulled and cracked using industrial terminals with Winsock and telnet technologies and communicating with scales and creation of barcoded technology to trace product anywhere within the sytem. Quality is captured from samples. Reports then generated for grower deliveries and quality.
2010 Season 7 with Laragon – we converted their system over to fall in line with all ALMADS versions that had since been developed for a broader market. 2011 season saw 7 new bin scales installed under each sizer chute with technology attached to each bin scale to obtain weights and provide a sizer terminal to print bin tags for each scale through the LAMADS system.
Laragon’s system has been enhanced over the past couple of seasons with the introduction of a Grower Web Portal and now sending dispatch information direct to Processors for ease of data entry.
Regional IT’s oldest Almond client are still thinking of new ways to enhance their processes and for season 2017 had Regional IT adapt their LAMADS system to communicate with their new touch screen tablets and they are now in full swing of harvest.
Acromat Pty Ltd, Adelaide SA
Regional IT supports 4 different systems at Acromat, 3 of which were developed by Regional IT.
Manufacturing System – Enhancing & maintaining a manufacturing system that manages the production of Gym Equipment and Stadium Seating throughout the country and the world.
Payroll System (PayrollIT) – Developed a payroll system that interfaces into Acromat’s Manufacturing System and uses the operations performed by their staff as the time worked for a week.
Contracting System (ContractIT) – Developed a Contracting system that books and monitors Acromat’s Contractors’ jobs around the country. Each Contractor has a ‘lite’ version of the Contractor system installed on their computers and this version links back over the internet to a central Contractors system located on Acromat’s server. The data is live at both ends and has turned out to be an excellent management tool.
Document Archiving System (ArchiveIT) – Developed a system which stores client’s project documents electronically (most .pdf documents). The system arranges these documents and provides an easy method to search and recall any document linked to the project and client linked with the manufacturing system.
Biological Services, Loxton SA
Pest Control for Horticultural crops
‘Bio Serv’ was developed for Biological Services to track customer orders, packaging, distribution and invoicing needs.
Electrolux Home Products Australia
GSQA (Global Supplier Quality Assurance System) – Created a windows based management reporting system that provides National and International Purchasing management with information about supplier performance. This system provides reports and graphs relating to suppliers scores based on early, late, under supplied or over supplied deliveries. GSQA does this by interfacing with Electrolux’s existing in house manufacturing and quality systems.
GSQA has been installed and used throughout all manufacturing divisions in Australia.
QARS (Quality Audit and Rework System) – Created a Quality Assurance system that captures the information found as a result of a Quality Audit or Reworks that are performed on finished goods. It also captures information relating to parts and part assembly quality. This information is then reported on and graphed and is presented to management as a core Key Process Indicator (KPI) for each manufacturing division in Australia and New Zealand.
Vall’s Styrene, Berri SA, Adelaide SA and Orange NSW
ICS – (Invoicing System) that interfaces directly into MYOB Accounting system. This system is used to generate invoices for products sold and send a summarized form of the invoices to MYOB. Customer specific pricing on products listed on invoices can be configured in ICS allowing many differing rates that may be negotiated to be stored and seamlessly applied to an invoice once configured.
Hentschke Transport, Loxton SA
TransIT – (Stand Alone Consignment Note and Invoicing System) TransIT interfaces directly into their MYOB Accounting system. TransIT has hundreds of con notes entered into it daily. Customer specific pricing and location specific pricing can easily be assigned and configured onto con notes allowing many differing rates and prices for a single item.
Berri Barmera Council, Berri SA
Developed a system that interfaces with the Council’s ERP system to generate barcoded rate notices that are distributed to all rate payers of the council. The rate notice data is saved to allow historical rate notices to be reproduced. The developed system is also configurable to allow data to be dynamically changed each quarter if required.
Central Irrigation Trust, Barmera SA
Weather Station Web Graphing – Enhanced CIT’s website by including dynamic Weather Station graphing. Data was obtained from a propriety software package that dials into each weather station and downloads the specifics required. The data is then transferred and manipulated into a database. The graphs are then dynamically drawn and presented to the end user based on the criteria they have selected (i.e. moisture, rainfall, humidity and temperature over a time span).
Constellation Wines (previously Hardys), Glossop SA
BELIM (Lab Information Management System) – Created a system that tracks wine samples that are tested in the Berri Estates main lab. BELIM interfaces with the AS400 system using OLE to extract data about a sample and the tests that are to be performed. The tests are also registered in BELIM and the results are recorded by either user entry or direct interface with the testing instrumentation (either by serial connection or file transfer). Test results are then sent to the AS400 through OLE interface at a polling interval. Calibration, servicing and maintenance logs are also kept in BELIM. The test station technician can then be aware of any action due on the instrumentation by warnings that appear.
Amaroo Orchards, Paringa SA
Clock IT! – Developed a Time and Attendance system that uses electronic Clocks placed in many locations throughout the property. The clocks capture employee movements and job numbers (cost centres) using swipe cards. The information in the clocks is then downloaded via either a network, phone modem or wireless link to the host Time and Attendance system. The host system calculates time allocations (e.g. Normal Pay, Overtime, RDO, etc) based on structured rules against Pay Classes (awards) for a pay week. This system also enables the payroll officer to make additional time allocations (e.g. Sick / Annual Leave, etc) and export the infor-mation to be used by a Payroll System.
Pay Rates are also captured in this system and along with the Job Number (cost centre) information collected at the clocks and subsequently downloaded to the host system and is also used to prepare cost allocation reporting. Many screens and reports are on offer to enable reconciliation with payroll and assist with labour re-source management.