Poor vision and planning at food processing plants can result in surplus and shortage of stock in both the raw material and finished goods warehouses.
Over stocking leads to wastage, forcing processors to freeze produce. This significantly lowers sales value and increases storage costs, both of which reduce already small profit margins.
Under stocking also increases costs, as processors cannot afford to negotiate the best prices when purchasing raw materials at the last minute. Operators may also fail to fulfil orders on time, which can be very damaging to customer relationships.
Integreater® ensures that management have an immediate, real-time view of what stock is available to sell based on fulfilled orders and raw material availability.
The system uses simple colour-code technology to ensure 100% visibility of stock volume, location, age and value. It is also possible to analyse and segregate production using run numbers, enabling operators to isolate any problematic batches with ease. Management have far more control and disruption is contained, reducing any negative impact on the production cycle.
Electronic data management promotes informed decision-making, planning and forecasting. This is supported by touch-screen technology, enabling processors to easily view information on live and future stock, as well as the actual and unconfirmed orders to be satisfied.
Food processors have the vision and knowledge to achieve effective planning and stock management. Operators can instantly view what raw materials are on site and the sales team always have an accurate view of stock availability. Businesses are able to optimise order fulfilment and be best prepared to cope with last-minute order changes.
Integreater® has been developed by professionals from the food processing industry and offers more functionality than a standard Manufacturing Execution System.
ERP solutions are too generic for food production and often require users to adhere with a set of standard practices. To solve this problem, Integreater® has been developed to account for all the variants and complexities that are specific to the food processing industry. It integrates with your business model to ensure that you can improve performance, without jeopardising your unique selling points.