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is a comprehensive work order management
and paper tracking system designed to create, schedule,
and track production orders from receipt to shipping.
Order Entry |
Work Order Scheduling |
Trim Loss Optimization
Label Printing |
stock through all stages of converting. Automatically collect
master roll ID numbers and weight information. See at a glance
how much waste is generated in production, and look up ID numbers
to help resolve customer service issues. View the status of any
order at the touch of a keyboard. Review on command schedules for
any rewinder or sheeter. Maintain perpetual inventory levels for
stock in each warehouse.
parent roll ID numbers of stock on hand.
Check order status and machinery availability at a glance.
production floor productivity.
genealogy of stock shipped to customers, even siblings created
from multiple parents.
sales for each type of paper stocked to determine how well stock
is selling. Use sales history reports to change inventory reorder
levels and use warehouse space better. Maintain locations of inventory
items so shipping and receiving personnel know where to place and
inventories go smoothly using inventory
count sheets. Count sheets are organized by warehouse and bin
location so staff can walk up and down the isles and write the counts
on the sheets. Save even more time with optional portable data terminals
(PDTs). Use a PDT to scan stock numbers of inventory instead of
handwriting counts and manually entering them into a computer.
and maintain inventory levels efficiently.
stock ordered to use volume price breaks.
stock for use and adjust inventory as orders are placed.
stock and its genealogy.
stock based on variables such as grade, basis weight, width,
color, and more.
status of inventory at a glance.
the automated order entry screen to quickly place customer orders.
Flag back ordered items to help reduce customer order conflicts.
Eliminate scheduling and shipping errors because order
information is tracked by Convert-n-Track
up-to-the moment knowledge of stock on hand. Immediate reconciliation
of inventory as orders are placed.
reconciliation of inventory as orders are placed.
customer database including locations, phone numbers, fax numbers,
contacts, purchase order requirements, shipping preferences,
to address special requests per customer.
product quotes and delivery information.
order status information. n At-a-glance reporting on customer
credit information and history.
Work Order Scheduling
the conversion of products based on orders and back orders that
are currently in the system. Work order scheduling can be used in
roll to roll, roll to sheet, or sheet to sheet converting processes.
Automatically generate work
orders from backorders. View the converting schedule and change
as necessary to accommodate rush orders.
production scheduling to optimize daily production and decrease
production on several different machines at the same location.
similar orders to maximize efficiency and minimize set up.
multiple parents to convert groups of siblings.
jobs to increase converted yield and decrease waste.
Trim Loss Optimization Optimize trim loss automatically when work
orders are created. Automatically check inventory reorder levels
as the work orders are created.
Automatically convert the trim into needed inventory.
Combine several customer orders to reduce the amount of waste generated
when converted. Optimal trim is calculated automatically by Convert-n-Track.
orders are automatically created from all back orders and advanced
algorithms are used to determine optimal conversion options.
trim loss optimization increases yield and decreases waste.
"fill" back orders when work orders are completed. As soon as back
orders are released generate a pick ticket so operators can collect
the stock needed for shipping. Master roll ID numbers and weights
are already associated with the converted orders. A PDT can be used
to collect ID numbers and weights from stock rolls. The
system then generates a shipping manifest based on all collected
information. An optional EDI module may be purchased to send
customers advance ship notices containing ID number and weight information.
manifests and labels can be customized for each customer.
manifests are automatically printed after stock is picked.
charges are automatically generated from collected weight and
shipping information. n Orders are organized by carrier and
of lading are automatically created for each shipment and can
be customized for each carrier.
shipments is made easy. View, at a glance, the number of pending
shipments and total weight for each carrier.
generate an invoice after all items on an order have been shipped.
Customize the format of the invoices and manifests to meet your
basic accounting features to manage accounts receivable. Receive
payments and apply them to open invoices. Automatically create
sales and commission reports. Track commission payments to employees,
rank customers by revenue, view delinquent accounts, split sales
by locations or employees, and review inventory usage.
invoices automatically after shipping or on demand.
and handling charges can be added.
customer orders to be billed after every order, weekly, or monthly.
can be printed to summarize customer invoices.
reports on sales, commissions, customer profitability, aging
reports, and accounts receivable.
labels using a comprehensive label-printing feature. Completely
customize how labels look and create specific labels for each customer
easily. Better serve your customers by offering them the ability
to barcode required information.
sales staff to ask for specific information that may be needed to
process or label an order. Choose from a variety of label printers,
from industrialized laser printers, to less expensive thermal transfer
label printers. The integrated
label designer allows easy linking of barcodes and text to items
in the Convert-n-Track database without the need to learn, or use,
third party software.
can be customized for each customer using the integrated label
can be automatically printed during conversion and shipping.
database fields are available for use on labels, and any field
can be barcoded.
flexibility in layout using the user-friendly WYSIWYG Windows
to label designs are automatically distributed to all sites
RFID enabled labels on
popular RFID thermal transfer printers.
is designed around Sybase
SQL, an industry standard database server engine. This allows
the system to be easily expanded as business grows. The number of
sites and employees on the system is only limited by the power of
the database server and software modules purchased. To expand the
system, increase the computing power of your database server, and
purchase additional workstations. Convert-n-Track is scalable from
simple Windows™ networking up to UNIX based database server systems
so there is no need to abandon an existing system and start over
as the company expands.
client/server database technology.
system designed to expand as the company grows.
Pentium PC with
a minimum of 32MB of RAM, and 200MB of free hard drive space, running
Windows™ ‘98, 2000 XP, or NT (platform required depends on the network
operating system selected).
Minimum - Pentium
300 running Novel Netware, or Windows™ NT Server. The computer must
be configured with the recommended RAM for the network size, plus
an additional 16MB for the database server software. Contact a Peregrine
Systems consultant to determine hard drive requirements.
Scale Installations should consider installing a UNIX database server
with Windows™ NT workstations. Contact Peregrine Systems for recommended
Each site with
two or more computers must have a separate database server computer
running Novel Netware, Windows™ NT Server, or UNIX. The workstations
need to be connected to the database server via an Ethernet network.
10mb connections are adequate for small installations, 100mb is
recommended for larger installations.
with high volume should be linked together with a Wide Area Network
(WAN) using a dedicated high-speed telephone connection. All other
sites can be linked via Internet e-mail.