OSpirits 4.3 has just been released, which focuses on the Distiller persona and lab/QC folks. As with past releases, OSpirits 4.3 was driven by user feedback through direct interactions, ideas & recommendations posted on the Orchestrated forum. OSpirits 4.3 focuses on the following updates:
- New & improved Production Scheduler
- New Mobile Production app (stay tuned for separate blog update)
- New QC Analysis tool
- Planning Management Utility (Demand Planning, Goals & MRP)
OSpirits 4.3 Production Scheduler: Cleaner, faster, responsive
The Scheduler was completely rebuilt for a clean, responsive look & feel. The new scheduler now launches in its own window allowing you to view and plan the distillery’s production schedule on one screen and work in OSpirits on another.
OSpirits 4.3 Production Scheduler: Drag & drop multiple items
Select multiple items at a time and drag them to a new date, time or tank. All changes made on the scheduler are automatically reflected in real time to update all users of changes on the production floor.
OSpirits 4.3 Production Scheduler: Define & color code your own processes
The new OSpirits scheduler not only supports user-defined processes, but also allows you to assign your own unique color codes.
Other improvements and additions include:
- Quick-link drill down into a specific day or week
- Display Inventory transfers
- Create new sales orders or purchase orders from scheduler
QC Analysis Tool: 11 new ways to analyze QC metrics
Aside from the numerous improvements to Core & Advanced QC in 4.3, a new QC Analysis tool was also created to allow OSpirits users to report and visualize QC metrics captured in production using an intuitive Excel-based interface.
The QC Analysis tool reports include:
- Brewing QC
- Fermentation QC
- Packaging QC
- Pack Air Test QC
- Pack Volumes QC
- Cook Charts
- Fermentation Charts
- Packaging Charts
Planning Management – Consolidate Sales Goals & Forecasts
This new, powerful Excel-based planning utility allows for easy setup management of the planning data in OSpirits to be utilized in MRP. The Planning Management Utility also consolidates sales goals & forecasts into a centralized place to lay the foundation for better forecasting on the production and purchasing side.
Planning Management – Easy planning data setup (Item management)
The planning management setup screen allows you to establish variables including:
- Minimum order qty & order multiples
- Order intervals
- Tolerance days
- Min & max stock qty
- Lead times (minutes & days)
Planning Management – Gauge distributor performance by Goals
OSpirits allows you to establish Goals for each customer/distributor for the ability to forecast demand and track performance. . The new Goals utility allows OnDemand and Enterprise customers to assign targets in an Excel interface and import them into OSpirtis. Then, as you sell to each customer/distributor, you can gauge performance by the assigned goals via the Goals Overview Report (below).
Planning Management – Create & maintain Demand Forecasts
The Demand forecast is the next phase of the planning utility. Forecasts can now be created to consider the sum of your goals to drive demand for MRP scenarios.
Maintain existing forecasts or create new forecasts based on Item Group, Brand, Pack Size, or Item Code.
If you already receive goals from your distributors or sales team, this is where you would input them. Once completed, press ‘Send to Orchestrated’, to sync your forecasts to OSpirits for execution in production.