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10 Easy Ways Technology Can Produce Results For Food Manufacturers

Posted by Kristen Hoppe on Thu, May 14, 2015 @ 07:58 PM


The demands of strict industry regulations such as the Produce Traceability Initiative (PTI) and the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) can slow your company down. Keep your produce company competitive with these 10 tips to effectively save time and money while maintaining high quality standards and a high level of customer service.

  1. Capture and store detailed information inbound & outbound
    Use batch attributes such as country of origin, harvesting dates, and quality class to record detailed information at every step of the supply chain.

  2. Stage frequent mock recalls
    Practice your recall procedures and test your company’s responsiveness quarterly. Prepare your employees well so that if an emergency does happen, they respond quickly and effectively to uphold your company’s reputation.

  3. Use PTI compliant labels
    Make sure to apply GS1 labels to properly identify your produce and provide full traceability from farm to fork.

  4. Set strict quality controls
    Catch problems before they start and set alerts to notify executives of deviations to ensure your customers are getting the best quality produce.

  5. FEFO picking and shelf life management
    Reduce the loss produce losses by distributing the products with the shortest shelf life first.

  6. Advanced, real-time reporting
    Get answers in minutes, not hours. Have a full and complete understand of order statuses and produce history to keep your customers happy.

  7. Inventory management
    Reduce waste while making sure you are not losing sales because your produce inventory is out of stock.

  8. Automate administrative processes
    Give you employees more time to devote to your customers by automating administration functions from purchase order to invoice.

  9. Create dashboards
    Monitor warehouse, docks, storage areas, zones, bin locations and production areas with custom dashboards to ensure quality and effectively monitor progress.

  10. Catch weight management
    Save your company time by using a system that supports dual units of measure, quantity & weight registration during goods receipt, inventory moves and picking.

SAP Business One is a feature-packed enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution that can accomplish these 10 things and more to give your employees extra time to focus on what is really important – providing the highest quality produce to your customers. For more information about how SAP Business One can help growing produce companies like yours streamline operations, ensure quality produce and effectively manage the supply chain, download our SAP Business One Information Kit or contact us at contact@vision33.com.

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