Many food and beverage manufacturers are getting ready to turn up the volume of production in order to satisfy growing customer demands. However, keeping tabs on high-volume SKUs, customized packaging specifications, and direct-store versus vendor-managed inventory can quickly get confusing. Deploy Sage® ERP and you can track products, customer needs, and be prepared for safety issues with efficiency and accuracy.
The food and beverage industry is already fast-paced and when you have a seasonal increase in demand or a hot new product is flying off the shelves, you need to be able to respond quickly. Manual processes, including data-entry and analysis, can create delays and lead to mistakes which can hinder your ability to respond to customer demands. You need the time-saving automation that can be found in more powerful business management solutions like Sage ERP.
You can manage all of your business operations from Sage ERP including financials, supply chain and inventory, manufacturing and distribution operations, and other core business processes. You and your team can enter and access information much faster with a single, centralized solution rather than multiple, disparate specialty software programs. As a result, you can access real-time data about your activities, such as inventory or sales data, and use this information to make strategic business decisions. You can save money by not overstocking inventory that can expire on the shelves, for example, or monitor consumption patterns to better position procurement and manufacturing operations to meet forecasted demands.
Sage ERP offers the flexibility to monitor both low-volume and high-volume SKUs, direct-store delivery and vendor-managed inventory, and you can align packaging requirements by product and customer destination. Electronic data interchange (EDI) methods can be used to tag pallets to food service standards. Lot traceability through each level of materials and suppliers can improve compliance and support your ability to initiate a recall if needed. These types of automated data collection processes make it more efficient when managing the increasing volume of critical information that your business generates and that you and your team need to use when making business decisions.
In order to keep up with increasing customer demand, you need the support of a robust business management solution. Contact IWI Consulting Group for more information about how Sage ERP can support your business as you pump up the volume of production.