Dynamic Systems – SIMBA Solutions

Our Roots in the World’s Harshest Places.
Our company began in 1981, when technology executive Alison Falco launched barcode equipment reseller Dynamic Systems, Inc., whose key markets included the surging Alaska seafood industry.
Alaska seafood turned out to be the perfect proving ground for rugged, reliable, barcode-based food processing. Environments were wet and rough. Processors depended on seasonal workers with limited English skills, working long shifts with little time for training. Processing plants were often beyond the reach of phone service.
After years of answering these challenges with tough electronic tools and innovative labeling, Dynamic Systems acquired SIMBA in 2008 to create a complete software and hardware solution that linked PCs, scanners, printers, and the rugged touchscreen tablets recently developed for the U.S. military that dramatically reduced data entry and training time.
It was an opportune moment, as rising seafood quality standards and tighter worldwide fishery management created demand for audit reports to retrace any carton of seafood to the boat that caught it, proving that certain tuna was indeed dolphin-safe, that salmon came from the fishery claimed, and so on.
Dynamic Systems soon refined SIMBA into the robust, user-friendly software suite we know today, while expanding into new seafood markets in Hawaii, Canada, the Caribbean and South America.
SIMBA was also an early mover into mobile operating systems and the Internet of Things, integrating with the growing network of smart devices across every production floor: digital scales, cutters, sorters, label printer/applicators and more.
Meanwhile, the meat and produce industries took notice. They had their own growing concerns over food safety, sustainability and traceability, making SIMBA an easy solution. Soon, SIMBA expanded into perishable food processing of all kinds, providing meat packers and produce processors the same benefits that seafood processors enjoyed in inventory management and tracing.
SIMBA now spans the entire perishable foods processing industry. A dependable, intuitive, flexible system that can take whatever mother nature dishes out.
SIMBA: Real-Time Automation for Seafood Processors

Organize your process from the plant floor up, labeling, tracking and tracing every step in real time. Eliminating keyed entry and handwritten notes. Reducing training time. Making things like audit reports, inventory reports and bills of lading a matter of a couple of clicks. All of it custom fit to your process, so you can keep doing what you do, but better.
1. Receiving at Dock, Auction House or Plant
SIMBA starts collecting data when you receive product, whether at your plant or offsite. Data entry is fast and easy with handheld, touchscreen tablets whose screen fields are custom fit to your process. For product received at your plant the raw inventory data automatically enters into receiving, with all data transmitted to SIMBA’s Office module so you can monitor every aspect of the process ahead. For product received offsite, data uploads to SIMBA’s Office module via the cell network or, in very remote locations, via Wi-Fi when you reenter signal range. Once you print barcoded labels, pieces cut from the lot can be traced back to their origins.
From end to end in the process, rest assured that SIMBA is fully compliant with the GS1 barcode standard.
2. Label Printing
One of the core functions of SIMBA is printing professional labels, compliant to GS1 standards, both interim for the warehouse and for finished goods. Select and print multiple label formats with the touch of a button. Choose from durable labels and tags for wet, cold or freezing conditions. Speed production even more with automated label applicators. For professional label designs, SIMBA offers a design service as well as the ability to design your own (although the design service is so affordable that nearly everyone uses it).
3. Production & Packaging
SIMBA simplifies production floor data collection, replacing handwritten logs and vastly reducing keyed data entry. Workers use touchscreen computers with data fields customized to fit your process, eliminating errors and saving time. From SIMBA’s Office module, you can track the progress of each production line in real-time to eliminate slow-downs and bottlenecks. Collect variable weights manually or directly from an electronic scale. Manage repacking and mixed lots. Calculate yields. Give salespeople and managers current finished goods inventory data.
4. Warehouse And Shipping
SIMBA’s Logistics module uses mobile barcode scanners to record carton or pallet locations, even as they change. Monitor unlimited warehouses and locations. Break down pallets and load partial vans while maintaining traceability. Eliminate customer charge-backs for order mistakes. Load by van, work order, customer order, or other attributes. Collect load data such as van ID, seal number, driver or truck. Manage and print bills of lading, packing lists, manifests. Meanwhile, data transmits to SIMBA Office for customer service and billing.
5. Traceability And Audits
Amid growing concerns over seafood sustainability and fraud, complete forward and backward traceability is essential. SIMBA offers hyper-detailed lot tracking so you can track lots by case or by pallet; manage repacking and mixed lots while maintaining traceability requirements; and quickly print traceability and audit reports.
6. Yield Calculations
Improve profit even more by calculating and reporting yields for any product produced in consistent batches with clean, unmingled inputs and outputs. Report by lot, batch, day, species, origin, production line and more.
7. Reporting
SIMBA’s robust, flexible reporting system provides many ways to improve productivity with better information. Along with numerous native reports to choose from, SIMBA also features a Report Designer for custom reports.
8. Optional Accounting and ERP Integration
SIMBA can even provide data directly to accounting or ERP systems, eliminating the redundant and error-prone data entry of some other solutions. Connect directly to NetYield, MS Dynamics, QuickBooks, Sage, NetSuite and more.
Specializations
Food
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Dynamic Systems – SIMBA Solutions
DynamicSystemsSIMBASolutions
Country:
United States
Founded:
1981
Organization Type:
For-Profit
Sector:
Processing

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