Food Production is about to get a whole lot more appetizing thanks to what is being called Food Production ERP. Who does it benefit?
- Food Distributor & Food Traders (anyone who buys and resells food products)
Pet Food Manufacturers
Wine & Spirits Makers
Foodservices & Catering Outfits
So, what is Food Production ERP?
It’s all about spending less time on managing data and more time growing your business. Food Production ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) software allows food business organizations to better satisfy customers and increase profitability amid an unpredictable market. In an industry with traditionally tight margins, getting the right product to the right place at the right time in the right quantity is critical.
Now more than ever with today’s epidemic, Food Production ERP is imperative.
The Advent of Covid-19
The impact of Covid-19 has been tremendously disruptive to the food production industry. Whether you are a meat processing facility in the Midwest who is producing beef and poultry products, a wine vineyard in Sonoma Valley, or a mom & pop catering business in Atlanta, you have felt the pain of staffing, logistics and supply chain issues thrown upon us from Covid. Unheralded closures of restaurants, bars, travel, businesses, and entertainment events, coupled with the simultaneous spike in online ordering and direct-to-consumer (DTC) has been daunting from a supply chain perspective. Transportation, warehousing, distribution, and even packaging have all taken a beating. Further up the supply chain, we saw disruptions in the agriculture and shipping sectors as workers became ill and workforces were forced to socially distance and adhere to new guidelines.
We are still being devastated with severe disruptions in shipping, both internationally and domestically. In mid-September, for instance, we saw a record-high 56 cargo ships anchored off the California coastline waiting for a spot to berth. Meanwhile, ocean freight rates are hitting historic highs. Truck transportation continues to be challenged with an estimated shortage of 80,000 truck drivers, and warehousing is likewise finding it difficult to source workers. That’s not all. We have aluminum shortages that are affecting canning, and wooden pallet shortages, too. Of course, last year we saw historic wildfires in California and other western wine-producing states. Climate change, and with it, sustainability, are taking center stage, resulting in changes to farming, to the best types of varietals for the hotter, drier climate.
INECTA’S FOOD ERP
There’s a bright shining star out there that brings order, automation and vast ease and improvement to food businesses. It’s biggest benefit is that it allows food and beverage producers to focus on what they do best and leave the hard part to INECTA. Here are just a few examples of what this wonderful software can do for your organization.
- With LOT TRACEABILITY your business can monitor the entire supply chain from the time it is created to the moment it is purchased by the customer, tracing backwards and forwards throughout the supply-chain.
Tell your customers you offer MULTI-STAGE QUALITY CONTROL. This will allow your business to set up quality control inspections, verifications, and special instructions while maintaining quality data collection and ultimately offer uniform high-quality throughout your entire production line. Plus, you'll have allergen tracking and avoid cross-contamination. You can quickly identify, isolate, and retrieve potentially contaminated goods long before it reaches the customer and dispose of any inventory that does not meet quality standards.
You will be able to STREAMLINE COMPLIANCE with to keep your food, beverage, and CPG manufacturers in compliance with regulatory requirements and technical standards. INECTA takes the complexity out of compliance with the ability to capture meaningful data directly from the production floor offering it to your team immediately.
You'll be able to maintain certification with:
Safe Quality Food (SQF)
Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)
Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP)
Global Food Safety Initiative (GSFI)
- With our MOBILE WAREHOUSING & SALES APP, shop workers and sales team members can monitor physical condition of all inventory in your warehouse. Operating with RF/RFID/smart scan guns, users can verify your entire inventory’s location, ID, lot number, quantity, and much more.
With TMS, you and your team will be able to manage transportation and logistics more efficiently. Your managers will have the ability to pre-define routes within a city/state across multiple drop locations and assign customer orders to those planned routes. The system also allows the linking of shipping agent information to the transportation orders through which the invoice can be raised for transportation expenses.
The RECIPE CONFIGURATOR allows your team to manage menus, recipes and nutritional content and integrate with USDA's Food Data Central.
INECTA is dedicated and thankful to the food industry with all of the players who took on added roles and persevered amid insurmountable circumstances heaved upon us from Covid. INECTA will help shoulder the burden of driving a production business to success by automating redundant and unnecessary tasks, streamlining processes, providing improved and clear visibility throughout the entire organization business, and providing meaningful and actionable data for management to act upon. Find out how INECTA will be the winning recipe for you business by contacting us today. With world-wide locations in Canada, India, Australia, and the U.S., leveraging the power of best-in-class food production ERP will see your business through all the world’s challenges.