COMPUTING Formulation, Process Control, Office/Mill Management Adifo Software
At Adifo, we believe that result-driven software solutions are the way
Allix Formulation Software
of the future. By combining our industry specific knowledge with a
relentless passion for innovation, we develop applications that transform
feed and food companies into profitable powerhouses. Our mission? To
add value to nutrition industries. We do this by offering a unique range
the feed industry.
of industry-specific software tools for least cost formulation, quality data
Our solutions are mainly used by nutritionists, consultants, medium
management, ration calculation, cloud services and ERP.
and large feed producers, premixers and enzyme producers.
Allix Formulation Software adapts and understands each customer’s uniqueness and thus has been designed with various tools that adjust to your requirements. In order to make your formulation task as easy and comprehensible as possible, we offer multiple packages. Each package has been designed to adapt to the needs of your projects, so you can build your version of Allix by integrating the modules that you really need and thus have a 100% useful software. BESTMIX® Feed Formulation – created by Adifo software
Thanks to our Easy Switch Program we assist you in importing
– provides nutritionists in the feed, petfood, aquafeed and premix
your data from your former software into Allix, we reproduce the
industry with the ideal tool to create the best quality recipes at the
same export file that you have today and we provide full training and
lowest possible cost. The software makes it easy to manage accurate nutritional values, production parameters and recipe specifications, under any conditions and at any time. This means that you can instantly adapt to volatile material costs, ingredient stocks and purchasing positions. BESTMIX Feed Formulation effortlessly translates recipes into practical products, while always maintaining the highest standards in formulation, legal requirements and labelling. MILAS ® ERP – created by Adifo Software streamlines the purchasing, warehousing, sales and invoicing processes of companies active in the nutrition industry. Feed and food producing companies
support; that’s why our solutions are used nowadays in more than 70 countries around the world. For further information, please contact us. A-Systems Allix Formulation Software 143 bis, rue Yves le Coz 78000 Versailles France +33 (0)1 39 07 26 75 firstname.lastname@example.org - www.a-systems.fr
in particular can only thrive when their Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system is equipped to handle industry-specific tasks. Combining Adifo’s industry expertise with the immense power of Microsoft Dynamics, MILAS streamlines the complete organizational workflow of the nutritional supply chain: •
Procurement & Risk Management
Sales & Purchase Logistics
Advanced Sales Discounts & Charges
Purchase Landed Cost Calculation
Recipe & Label Management
Binary Consultants The Deliberately Different Dynamics Partner
Binary Consultants are often described as a “Boutique Microsoft
Contact us for further information: email@example.com
Dynamics Partner”, where “boutique” is a nice way of saying small!
It’s true that in the world of Tier 1 Enterprise Resource Planning
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Partners (that’s what we sell), we’d be one of the smallest with our team of 10!
At its heart CORE Mill uses innovative cost saving and process enhancing technology to meet the demands of doing business in the
You may know us as the authors of Feed Dynamics, a specialist
competitive environments of mill, feed, nutrition and Agri – trading
solution for the UK and Irish feed milling industry built on Microsoft
industries. Built for the industry, CORE Mill modules include full
Dynamics. But feed is just part of what we do. Binary is all about
ERP capability, financials, production control, formulation & labelling
delivering Microsoft Dynamics AX (now known as Dynamics 365 for
management, sales & procurement management, order prediction and
Finance and Operations). Our founders have fanatically delivered
batch traceability. The system interfaces with all primary production
Dynamics for our customers in diverse industries from FTSE-100
control systems and weighbridges. It handles multiple interfaces
Travel Companies to Specialist Greeting Card Manufactures; from
seamlessly, providing one system with one view for easy use with
Utility Infrastructure Providers to Wholesale FMCG Distributors. Why
performance measurement and management.
did any of them choose Binary someone as small as Binary?
Full live demo available by calling our teams
Simple: our honest and transparent approach to what are typically confusing and contractually complex projects. Our deep product
Ireland on +353 2541400 UK on 44 (0) 1473 744010.
knowledge combined with our practical “do it rather than talking about doing it” approach is something of an oddity in the enterprise software world but it’s an approach that has seen us secure projects with 10 customers, in 10 industries in the last 10 years. Several of these customers joined Binary after working with
Datastor Systems Limited Imperium PCS gives you the Power to Command & Control
another partner, deciding the “deliberately different” approach might be for them too. If you have or are considering Dynamics AX/Dynamics 365 then give us a call to see if we are different in the right way for you: +44 (0) 1423 223 511 or Chris Black (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Andrew Birch (email@example.com).
Our latest Imperium PCS utilises the Microsoft SQL database environment thus all Process data is available to allow Downtime and OEE Dashboards along with KPI reporting, Die & Rolls Maintenance
plus a Comprehensive Audit Trail which surpasses the needs of the national guidelines for Feed Mills. Visualisation is a critical part of
CORE Mill: Cultura Technologies’ Next Generation Mill, Feed &
today’s Operational needs to allow the Mill staff and the Operation
Nutrition Management Software.
Manager to make informed decisions. Raw Material and finished product bag labelling a key part for today’s track & trace requirements. Easily configurable menus give you, the customer, the power at
CORE Mill is a suite of fully integrated modules and tools to help you to run an efficient and profitable Mill & Feed Business. CORE Mill ensures you can: 1.
Better understand, manage and service your customers and their needs.
Manage accuracy and traceability across your nutritional production processes
Control your stock, inventory & margins in real time Use cloud and mobile technology to improve your process flows and save both time and money
your fingertips to control what your Mill staff can view, modify, create, delete. We have built a strong reputation for software innovation, high quality system design and services, resulting in strengthening our offering to clients beyond control, with Business System solutions such as our MES/MOM layer. M.E.S Manufacturing Execution System M.O.M Manufacturing Operations Management and Finite Production planning with live progress of batching & Pelleting. Guardian 2 Preventative Maintenance Module.
Use your data model to make precise business decisions
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in real time
Add new functionality as your business grows
Datastor Systems Limited,
Use role specific dashboards to ensure your internal KPI’s
and controls are effectively monitored
Congleton, Cheshire CW12 2HT
Run a multi-platform, multi-site operation on one single
Tel +44 (0) 1260 277025
source of data
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Fax +44 (0) 1260 270334
DSL Systems DSL System’s AutoPilot4Feed -The leading process control, planning and information system for feed mills, pet food plants and pre-mix plants AutoPilot4Feed is a control, planning and information system designed specifically for feed mills. AutoPilot4Feed is fully configurable and has modules for controlling all areas of a mill e.g. weighbridge, intake, blending, pellet pressing, extruder, out-loading, packing and warehouse. It may be used to control one area of a plant initially and then extended as circumstances permit. Alternatively, it can replace
AutoPilot4Feed runs on standard Windows PCs or Windows Server/Client architecture for larger systems. Hardware redundancy is built-in to minimise down time and provide maximum reliability. All data is stored in an open Microsoft SQL Server database for up to 7 years and integration is possible with many types of commercial systems. The intuitive user interface is designed for use on touch screens and works well on tablets. DSL Systems provides 24 hours / 7-day support for all its systems worldwide. For further information or to arrange a demonstration, please contact Matthew Swallow. Tel: + 44 (0)115 981 3700 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.dsl-systems.com.
an older control system software while retaining the existing electrical infrastructure due to its flexibility and modern architecture.
Feed Dynamics Microsoft Dynamic 365 ERP for Feed Mills
Feed Dynamics is system specifically built for (in fact born out of) a UK feed mill (it works in Ireland too!), built on Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations. Feed Dynamics is the bit built by Binary to take the extremely featureful but generic Dynamics 365 ERP and make it work for a feed mill. To do that we add features including: •
Raw Material Contracting & Position Analysis
Formulation Import (from all major formulation systems)
Screen shot of DSL’s OEE4Feed web-based mill performance
Raw Material Cost Sets and Advanced Margin Analysis
Full Product Labelling & Bulk Declaration Generation
Simplified Central Product Management
Graphical Map-based Transport Planning, Load Building
AutoPilot4Feed has many features built in to help optimise the mill and allow unmanned operation where possible. It also has advanced optional modules as follows: -
and Costing •
Plan4Feed – Visual production and truck scheduling system MRP4Feed – Material requirements planning and prediction system
Full Two-way Integration with Process Control Systems (DSL, Datastor & ICM)
Touch-screen Weighbridge module with integration to multiple brands of weigh head
with contract management OEE4Feed – Web based mill utilisation and performance
Feed Dynamics is more than just a software add-on to D365. It’s
Trace4Feed – Full lot traceability from raw material delivery to finished product to farm Preweigh4Feed – Supervised off line weighing of hand tip ingredients with barcode tracking for dispensaries
Mobile Apps for Sales Reps and Raw Material Buyers
the culmination of 16 years’ experience implementing and operating Microsoft Dynamics in the feed industry. Our customers have told us that when they buy Feed Dynamics from Binary, they are our buying our experience and understanding of the feed industry as much as they are buying the software. That’s why we’re proud that 3 feed mills went live
Assets4Feed – Mill maintenance scheduling and monitoring
with Feed Dynamics last year and another 3 have chosen us in 2020,
plus an upgrade for our oldest client, I’Anson Brothers.
Warehouse Stock Tracking – Barcode stock tracking system for
To find out a bit more about Feed Dynamics contact Chris Black (chris.
warehouses utilising tablets mounted on fork lift trucks and intelligent
email@example.com) or Andrew Birch (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call us on
+44 (0) 1423 223 511.
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Primetics Ltd Striking a balance between making the best
large, to research, develop and practically apply the latest advances in smart manufacturing technology, industry best practice and production know-how. We directly help all sizes of companies become
use of mill production
more profitable through improvements to their ingredient handling
time, and the importance
of producing the exact
Process control and automation projects have now become an
(often custom), nutritional mix for customers, is one of the biggest
essential tool for implementing manufacturing process improvements.
challenges feed manufacturers face. In addition, complex legislation and
The better integrated your various production systems and departments
control, especially where feed is medicated, makes accurate recording
are, the smoother your business will run and the easier it will be to
and traceability essential. Software can support these challenges and
collect and analyse data for meaningful forecasting. Looking at your
others, to protect margins and provide the best value to customers.
business every day and assessing where you think it will be this time
Primetics (A Cultura Company), have been developing specialist
next year is vital to any companies strategic planning. Real-time data
feed management software solutions for over 20 years, and have a
is an essential tool to manage production, but only reliable, trustworthy
dedicated team to focus on feed sector specific challenges. Highly
historical data can give you confidence in the trends.
configurable, Gold Milling provides numerous productivity gains,
Partnering with Promtek for deeper integration of your various
streamlining processes across single and multiple sites. The end-to-end
production and financial systems will give you confidence and data to
management and control system ensures that all aspects of productivity
invest and drive efficient production of blends and formulas beyond
right through to distribution, as well as performance and improvements,
what a single control system can do on its own.
can be accurately monitored in real time.
We have a wealth of knowledge, experience and a deep
Gold Milling enables feed manufacturers to achieve total traceability
understanding of the specific challenges that Mill Managers have on
of all substances and easily track feed batches even after delivery.
a day to day basis. The Promtek team continue to innovate as we
Production down-time can be significantly reduced as feed orders can
take our existing customers and new customers on their unique smart
be broken down into individual ingredients and passed automatically to
the purchasing team. This also allows the effective management of long
Our customers say:
term purchasing and supply contracts as there is immediate visibility
“Promtek exceeded our expectations in the level of integration provided,
of recorded feed formulations for repeat production runs. Delivery of
this helped to analyse plant bottlenecks and make further changes to
raw materials can also be planned just-in-time to overcome storage
greatly improve the plant performance”
“We partnered with Promtek as they use the latest technology and are
Primetics feed software solutions ensure efficient stock control, contracting and purchasing processes, to enhance mill productivity and improve service to customers. Contact us to find out more. Contact details:
well known and long established” “We have a long-standing relationship with Promtek – they are our preferred supplier and their MES system has helped to optimise all aspects of our process”
Can Promtek Help You?
Rivington House, Drumhead Road,
• Deliver high returns on continuous performance improvements
Chorley Lancashire, PR6 7BX, UK
• Reduce your total annual cost of maintaining your production
+44 (0) 1257 279 811
systems • Increase throughput without increasing overheads or adding shifts • Increase productivity & efficiency with minimal operator
Smart Manufacturing - Contributing
value to any business
As we find ourselves with heightened
market expectations, we believe this
will have a huge impact within the
Staffordshire, ST8 7QJ,
British and Irish feed and agricultural
industries, but where there is change
t: +44 (0)1782 375600
there is opportunity.
Promtek work closely with feed mills on many projects, small or
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