Since 1988, Moorcroft Computer Services has been working with its sister company
R J Software, to develop a complete glass order processing system called Unit Production
Software, or UPS for short. Whenever the industry required new features for glass
processors or for glaziers, our two companies worked together to develop the most
practical and user friendly methods to achieve the best solution for both systems.
Having said that, UPS can also be used by very small companies with only low volume
production, with the option to upgrade to a full Trimloss system at a later date,
to achieve better shop floor efficiency and lower material waste.
There are some key features where UPS is far more practical than any of its competitors.
UPS was designed to be both very quick and simple to operate, whilst having the
complete scope of features required by its users. The basic functions of UPS are:
· works orders
· order acknowledgments
· delivery notes
· labels or energy labels
· production and multiple sales reports for single, double, stepped, triple or quadruple
· multiple reports exported to Excel Spreadsheet
UPS can handle new types of glass very quickly without setting up unit codes for
every possible combination of glasses in a unit. It also handles a wide range of
pricing options for units and additional processes. (See also the “Simple Sealed
Unit Pricing” button on the left). The processes for shapes, also include all the
necessary shape parameter input for Trimloss, with optional steps on multiple edges,
and with immediate checking of data validity. (See also the “Shape Order Input”
button on the left). These advanced pricing features we believe will be vital in
the future and are unique to UPS and Trimloss.
UPS can send purchase orders electronically in several different industry standard
formats. Purchase orders for toughened glass can contain the correct shop floor
location information which can then appear on the labels of each piece of delivered
toughened glass. This enables quick and easy sorting to achieve the full benefits
of the fully co-ordinated Trimloss production system, matching the sequence of glass,
spacer and customer label, as with annealed production.
UPS can also read sales orders electronically from customers with completely different
computer software, and even translate from their completely different methods of
describing products, even those using the ill fated product codes described on the
“Simple Sealed Unit Pricing” page.
Sales invoices can also be posted electronically to several popular sales ledger
The reports which are critical for accounting purposes, cannot accidentally be printed
more than once unless the operator deliberately gives permission. Customer order
items on the same order and for the same delivery date, but requiring different work
in progress times, can be given appropriately different production start times so
that all the items arrive at despatch at the same time, thus reducing the volume
of work in progress. The whole order can then also be delivered in one trip with
one set of paperwork. This feature does not reduce the average optimisation batch
size because each optimisation can contain work for various delivery dates, which
are printed on the glass rack documentation to assist progress chasing. The dispatcher
also gets independent details of all the work due to arrive in his department for
each delivery date. This feature also has no compromise of Trimloss optimisation
results as can sometimes happen with rival’s “Sub” or “Child” batching.