CASE STUDY

Driving business and traceability value from inventory automation & digitization

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Smart factory technology in this tuna processor is improving business intelligence through real-time production data and inventory control.

Challenge

Tuna Paradise depended on workers manually recording data on paper and handwriting thousands of labels each day to track tuna trays through production. The system was labour intensive and prone to human error.

Laptops running Microsoft Excel were set up throughout the factory and were connected to a master spreadsheet. Generating timely reports from this raw Excel data was time-consuming.

Tuna Paradise also relied on Excel for inventory, manually counting boxes in its cold storage. Miscalculations on stock levels would result in shipping containers being sent only partially filled, adding unnecessary costs.

Solution

Tuna Paradise replaced Excel with ThisFish Tally which is now integrated with electronic scales to automatically collect critical weight data for yield calculations, reducing the possibility of human error.

Tracking trays of tuna is now automated, too. Tally prints thousands of QR-coded labels each day, accurately tracking production flow and improving internal traceability. The trays are scanned at each production step. Products are labelled with a unique ID, enabling item-level tracking of inventory. Product boxes are eventually scanned into shipping containers, generating a detailed packing list.

Production and inventory are monitored via real-time Tally dashboards. More than 40 customized reports for yields, mass balance, U.S. SIMP requirements, traceability and more are easily generated with a few clicks of a button.

Though automation and digitization, Tally generates efficient, accurate and detailed business intelligence.

“With Tally, I can now monitor hourly output and yields in real-time. The software gives me peace of mind on accurate key performance metrics for our bottom line.”
Raju Kalai
President, Tuna Paradise Co Ltd.

Results

Strengthen process control

Real-time dashboards track production flows and monitor inventory levels

Automating labour-intensive tasks

Eliminating manual labeling, data collecting and reporting cuts costs.

Improving accuracy through automation

Electronic scales, QR codes and scanners reduce the possibility of human error.
Partner Info
Tuna Paradise Co, Ltd.

Phuket, Thailand

Production

Fresh, frozen tuna

Employees

200

Certifications

MSC, BRC, HACCP, EU, US FDA

Installation Info

Users

  • 19 Staff

Hardware

  • 1 On-premise server
  • 10 Tablets
  • 7 Laptops
  • 5 Label printers
  • 5 Scanners
  • 6 Electronic scales

Tally Stations (20)

  • 11 Production
  • 9 Quality control

Dashboards (2)

  • Inventory
  • Processing yields

Reports (47)

  • Mass balance
  • Production yields
  • Daily production
  • Lot traceability
  • Work orders
  • U.S. SIMP
  • Shipping manifest
  • Sanitation
  • Quality Control
  • In- and out-times
  • Etc.

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