The AMS Logo. v.4

Navigation And Maneuverability
And Other Forms

Main Menu
The main menu allows the user to navigate to the main forms of AMS.  The top 5 buttons on the left side are the modules in AMS that require the basic information for menu break-down.  The top 4 buttons on the right side go to the reports that AMS has accurately calculated.  All Inventory information is gathered and reported from the bottom right side.

AMS has more than 8 different Logon security levels, allowing only certain areas of AMS to be visible and accessible according to the level.  Note that AMS keeps track of the records that are created or changed by the current user, essentially an audit trail.  In a network environment, AMS will show who is logged on with you.

Go To Menu
The "Go To" menu at the top of every entry form allows the users to quickly navigate to the most frequently used areas.  The tool bar above the menu is used to perform typical text manipulations in any of the forms, such as sorting and filtering.
Menu Code Builder
The Menu Code Builder is where the menu codes are entered by Airline and attached to the airline's cycles.  Prices and run rates (man minutes) are also enter here.  Note how the run rates are calculated in the Flight Builder (below).
Flight Builder
The Flight Builder is easy-to-use. The user puts in each flight for a specific airline and other important information that will help AMS calculate Buyer's Lists, Requisitions, Production Schedules and more.  The user will also add the menu codes for each class on the flight.  Note that the run rates (man minutes) are calculated at the bottom right of the screen for each class of the current (in force ) cycle.
Menu Builder (with a Yield Problem)
The Menu Builder (like the Recipe Builder) is easy-to-use and allows the user to build menus in minutes.  The blue bar in the lower right corner will monitor "backdoor" cost as menu items and recipes are added.  The "Yield on the Fly" lets the user add yields to inventory item as needed.  Note: the example below for "JUICE ORANGE 3OZ"--there is a "cs" in the "Y" column.  This alerts the user that AMS needs a yield for this item in order to properly calculate later.  The user clicks on the "No Yield Form" button to navigate to the "No Yield Form".
"No Yield" Form
The user immediately sees that the "JUICE ORANGE 3OZ"  needs a yield / case.  In this case, "JUICE ORANGE 3OZ" comes packed 96/case.  Enter "96" and click on the "Menu Builder" button to the right.
Menu Builder (with NO Yield Problem)
Notice the the "cs" is now gone and the "backdoor" cost has been updated to include the cost for the "JUICE ORANGE 3OZ".
Recipe Builder 
AMS Recipe Builder allows for pictures of the finished recipe and complete instructions to make the recipe.  The resulting report can be used as a floor document with pictures and instructions.  See sample reports.
Vendor List

AMS will calculate the Inventory Pars (Min & Max) by telling it what days each vendor delivers.  Using the frequency factor" (below) and other information, each item from a vendor is designated a par level.  Each item will also have the ability to override this factor for special needs and circumstances.

Inventory Main Screen
Although this form contains much data and many buttons, it allows the user to handle just about all of the requirements for basic inventory inputting and editing.  Select an item, click on the "Purchases" button and get a complete history of that item.  See report here.


The "Supervisor" is the only security access that is allowed to delete an item.  Note that the item selected will show what menus or recipes may be affected. 

Inventory Add with Images (Version 3i Only)
This form contains only one inventory item at a time.  This is where images are attached. 
Scanner Features
Create Shelf-To-Sheet Barcodes on either Avery 5163 Labels or full 8 1/2 X 11 sheets and AMS will drastically reduce your physical inventory taking time.  Scan the barcode with the laser scanner, enter the amount, scan the barcode, etc.  Connect the scanner to the AMS computer, click on the "Burst Data From Scanner" button in AMS.  Follow a few simple instructions and all of the data is entered, either erasing old data or appending to it.  Print the inventory.  It really is that simple.
AMS allows the user to create packages of inventory items that are most commonly used for Purchase Orders.  The packages can be created "A la Carte" from the main inventory list, or by bringing them in from a specified vendor or storeroom location.  The example below was brought in from "WEISE KOSHER", where the "All Items From: ..." button was clicked.  The package is saved as "Kosher Items" and can be used for any P.O. for Weise.  Adjustments can be made to the package here or when the P.O. is created.
AMS allows the user to create PAR levels as all or part of a package.  Just check off the "Par" box and include a "Daily Par Level".  From the "Buyers List Choices" the user can choose to "Include Daily Par Levels".  The pars a then added to the sum of items needed in the Buyer List and PO's.
PO Form
Should the user desire, he/she could select to create PO(s) using information calculated by AMS.  From the selection screen above, click on "Create PO".  The form below appears with all the items needed for the selections made.  Sort alphabetically or by Storeroom Location.  Simply "walkdown" the "Ordered" column with new amounts, click on "Print and Save" and that's it.

Note that the Buyer's List choice included multiple vendors.  This form includes a PO for each vendor.  AMS also has a HACCP audit trail for random checks of items to assure they arrive at HACCP standards.  When the PO below is printed, a HACCP Inspection Form is printed right behind it to be stapled to the receiver's copy of the PO.  See the printouts here:  The PO with the HACCP Inspection Form
PO Log
Select the PO Log from the PO and Confirmation Menu and you will have an auto-refreshed screen showing today's (or any date or date range you choose.  Here you can delete and add comments to a PO.  Click here to see a PO Log Report.
PO Confirmation
Item prices and history are maintained easily with the PO Confirmation Form.  The user has the ability to note a PO as "No Bill" without full confirmation.    These "No Bills" can be accrued at month's end.  Click here to see the month's end "No Bill" report.
HACCP Confirmation
During the confirmation process if items on the PO were subject to a HACCP inspection, the results are entered on the HACCP Form, below See the HACCP Report here.
Dispatch (Actual Counts)
AMS collects the final counts for purposes of creating Production Schedules, gathering valuable trend information and generating invoices for your customers.  Ordering and requisitions tighten with the load factor history that gets entered here.

All the dispatch data can be entered on this form directly from the dispatch office. 

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