Pet product manufacturers have many of the same concerns as parts manufacturers for auto or medical industries. It doesn’t matter if the product is bird feeders or dog biscuits—they want to be sure they get the product out the door with as little cost as possible.

Pet product manufacturers need to run their machines efficiently to keep costs low and beat out off-shore competition. And they need their data integrated with corporate ERP systems to help with inventory control, costing and invoicing.

Real-Time Production Control to Maintain Competitive Costing

PlantStar’s suite of real-time production monitoring systems are easily configured to adapt to production environments by offering:

  • Forward/Backward dynamic job and work order scheduling
  • Tool Change and material change scheduling
  • Manual and automatic scrap entry
  • Downtime alarms
  • OEE dashboard calculations
  • Family Tool Tracking
  • Labor Tracking and Forecasting
  • MRP/ERP integration
  • Assembly monitoring
  • Packaging machine monitoring
  • Audible/text/email messaging for shop floor alerts
  • Visual displays
  • Easy-to-use operator touch screen
  • Display of setup instructions, part images, quality instructions, packing instructions and more
  • Real-time bar code labels

Pet Product Installations by PlantStar

Central Garden and Pet
Jarden Plastic Solutions
McPherson Plastics
WoodStream Corporation