ABECAS Insight Nursery production management software is designed specifically for the green grower industry. This production management system includes integrated accounting sales planning and production planning. It will provide visibility of future inventory based on planned growing processes and inputs. It also provides both the planned usages of input items and the planned completion of the finished item. These planned inputs and outputs are integrated in and have visibility to the sales personnel.
Nursery Plant Production
The plant production process may be initiated from a sales order or a sales plan may be prepared using previous actual sales period or periods’ actual sales. The production planning process may also use prior period plans as the basis for future planning. Once the production plan is finalized then the plan may be released to production.
Production Planning Data Analysis
Greenhouse growers and nurseries need production planning capabilities. Random data collection processes and an ability to analyze data are included. This allows collection of data about plant characteristics and then determining the characteristics for the sample production group. The process determines the number of samples, the production unit size and the characteristics to be measured. The number of required data samples to be taken and where those samples should be taken is created so that samples may be taken. In addition planned versus actual production reporting is accomplished so that comparisons can be made of planned versus actual production.
Nursery Growing Processes
Growing steps (stages) are user defined and include the amount of time necessary, inputs that are required and when outputs are planned to be completed. There is flexible reporting using a .net grid and pivot table to be able to refine data. As production stages are completed the actual losses are compared to planned losses. Both production planning and plan execution are fully integrated and work in conjunction with sales inventory so complete real time inventory is maintained including future inventory. Reporting and analysis of capacity usages is an integral part of the growing process.