BPAL is a computerized data collection, process control and management information system developed to serve specific manufacturing domains
Applicable for usage by Industries such as:
- Pulp and Paper
- Waste Management (multi-sector)
- Food Processors
A set of Business Objectives is common to the specified Industries as itemized below namely:
- Record inbound/outbound traffic movement and distribute information to authorized users
- Control unattended access to yard(s) and access to inventory delivery points within yard.
- Computerization of inbound/outbound scale weighing events for the accurate capture weight of received bulk feedstock.
- Create appropriate quality data test protocols. Automate their execution and subsequent capture of data emanating from lab analysis of feedstock samples.
- Amalgamate data from a weighing operation with its corresponding feedstock lab data results to form a unique supplier transaction.
- Warn or alert parties by automated transmission of notices when transaction data violates established norms and or tolerances.
- Process transactions for payment, perform credit calculation if necessary and archive transactions to history.
- Transfer completed transactions to the payment center for payment processing.
- Following weigh operations, control feedstock dumping events at inventory piles to prevent mixing of species.
- Track and maintain inventory data at one or multiple locations.
- Process sales transactions for goods that are sold (example: re-sale of transformed raw material)
- Ensure timely gathering of all information, its processing, its storage and retrieval so that users efficiently perform their tasks.
All such operational methods abide to the norms established in contracts, product definitions, carrier transport methods and other parameters that permit validation of a transaction, all of which adhere to the rules and regulations of doing business with a Supplier.
- Windows based operational environment includes utilizing MSQL as BPAL’s relational Database and is ODBC compliant.
- BPAL’s operational design conforms to the architectural concept of the Client/Server Model and operates on existing facility LAN Networks.
- External connectivity to corporate systems utilizing corporate WAN technology.
- Bar Code technology utilized for all real-time event movement and access.
- BPAL designed to interface to all existing hardware peripherals and test instrumentation existing at any of the newly created active BPAL LAN workflow nodes, and which have the capability for computerized connectivity. This permits conversion to providing automation when applicable
BPAL is multi-language enabled such that user-BPAL interaction can be in one of two available languages. Interaction of users, each connected by a separate devise, each can be serviced by one of two native languages all of which can be occurring simultaneously