The food industry has had to adapt to hefty challenges in the last year with supply chain issues, labor shortages, changing consumer trends and rising inflation. In the face of such challenges, it is even more important for food and beverage manufacturers to have the right tools in place to streamline operations, optimize manufacturing processes and maintain profitability.
With our newest release of FoodBusiness ERP, we’ve introduced features designed to solve some of the most common pain points food businesses face. In the latest version of FoodBusiness ERP, you’ll be able to access even more industry-specific functionality purpose-built to help you optimize your food and beverage manufacturing business. Built in Sage X3, FoodBusiness ERP was created from decades of industry experience in food and beverage manufacturing. As part of our newest release, we’re continuing to invest in the features our customers require to stay ahead of their competition and adapt to changing trends.
Here’s a peek at some of the newest features on FoodBusiness ERP.
1. Enhancing Production Functionality with Batching
Food manufacturers often face production challenges due to space or equipment limitations. As a result of these limitations, a business may have to break up larger production orders to fit into their facility space and/or equipment they are working with, which can result in an increase of manual work order overhead.
FoodBusiness ERP now has a production batch feature designed to improve your ease of operations, optimize production, and decrease overhead. With our latest FoodBusiness ERP release, you’ll be able to batch your work orders instead of breaking them up into smaller sizes and hindering production time.
2. Improvements to Pick Staging and Issue Materials Functionality
Many companies pick and stage materials in advance of production. FoodBusiness ERP delivers new features to make this process easier and more efficient. Whether you are working with a traditional work order or one that has been ‘batched’, the new material staging and issue functionality can help streamline this process and reduce errors.
Picking and Staging
- Utilizes “reusable” or “on the fly” containers
- Selected material allocated transferred to staging location
- Enhanced shop paper to facilitate staging
- One-click material issue
- Override option if picking issue detected
3. Introducing the Locking Component Feature
Food manufacturers and producers will often have to deal with production scenarios where the product formulation is driven by a key component and not the quantity being produced. The new ‘lock’ component functionality addresses this scenario by providing the option to scale the other ingredients and recalculate the expected production quantity when modified. With the addition of this feature, you can quickly adjust your formulation and successfully manage production without affecting quality or quantity.
4. Enhanced Quality Management with Stock Quality Audits
Effective quality management processes are critical to the success and health of a food and beverage business. FoodBusiness ERP has robust quality management features, and with the latest release, we’ve developed additional quality, audit and security capabilities in FoodBusiness ERP that further support compliance requirements and standards including SQF, BRCGS, FSMA, GMP, HACCP and HARPC. The latest release of FoodBusiness ERP now has capabilities to group stock audits by lot, product or document, with multiple workflow options designed to make your job easier and improve quality management in your food business.
Why Choose FoodBusiness ERP
Working with a partner with decades of industry experience ensures you’re getting the best possible support along with the best industry-specific ERP out there. Our FoodBusiness ERP consultants are experts in their fields and have worked with food and beverage companies for years. Because they’ve worked in the industry, they understand your business and are better equipped to come up with the best solutions for industry issues. We’ll be there every step of the way from the ERP selection process, implementation, go-live and beyond.
We understand the challenges that can come with implementing new business management software and recognize that it is a substantial investment of time and resources. That’s why it’s critical to choose the right ERP. FoodBusiness ERP is built to grow with your business and will serve your food and beverage manufacturing business for years to come.
For more information on the latest version of FoodBusiness ERP, reach out to us. We’d love to chat.