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chemical software

Introducing VicinityChem Branding

  Our software is unique just like each of our chemical manufacturing customers. VicinityChem aims to help businesses function with ease, produce exceptional products, and drive smart growth with a software system that accommodates the intricacies of formula-based manufacturing. With the new VicinityChem branding, we wanted to convey the distinctiveness of formula-based manufacturing within the chemical…

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lot tracking

Lot Tracking & Recall

           Vicinity provides the ability to perform a total lot tracing of all raw materials received into the production facility, placed into manufacturing and shipped to customers. This will allow Vicinity clients to perform a recall from a raw material source all the way to finished goods destination AND from…

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gantt chart

Linking Batches- Gantt Chart

       First introduced to V4 VicinityView in 4.15, users had the ability to add custom drillbacks via the SQL database. With Vicinity 4.20, users can edit existing or create new drillbacks linking fields to the associated record using the “Drillbacks” button within the VicinityView interface.

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production schedule

Grouping Batches – Production Scheduling

       Users can group batches based on defined attribute value set (Example: Brand), a resource, or piece of equipment, as well as adjust the timescale. Users can also restrict the view by type of production log, facility, process cell, or associated planner ID.

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inventory control

What Happens When You Run Out of Inventory?

      What happens when you run out of inventory? An MRP tool can give you Increased visibility to see current inventory levels at any time. While measuring those resources against current production requirements and accounting for forecasts of future demands.

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out of spec

Catch Out of Spec Items

      Automate batch review to catch out of spec items. Without visibility into your production process, as it happens, small variations can have a big impact on your bottom line. An out of spec product not caught in time can lead to missed customer deadlines or potential recalls.

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end of month

How Can I Consolidate End of Month Transactions?

         How can I consolidate end of month transactions? Streamline closing month end by avoiding additional transactions. Capture all production data by tagging any known adjustment to the batch record as they occur in your ERP system.

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Do You Know The True Cost of Manufacturing?

       Vicinity Software delivers a flexible user interface for client across departments. In this video, you can see how detailed your actual processes can be defined in the system. Alternatively, users can limit the amount of data presented on their screen by selecting or deselecting sections, columns, and fields.

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cost per unit

Save on Your Cost Per Unit

         Save money by eliminating downtime and therefore maximizing production runs. Becoming more efficient in scheduling can help you reduce the cost per unit and the production in total. Opportunities to group batches can help you reduce your set up & clean up time, therefore reducing overall production downtime.

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actual reporting

Report Accurately – Build Trust

       Vicinity Software delivers a flexible user interface for client across departments. In this video, you can see how detailed your actual reporting can be defined in the system. Alternatively, users can limit the amount of data presented on their screen by selecting or deselecting sections, columns, and fields.

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