SAP Business One for Food & Beverage Manufacturers

We understand that Food & Beverage Manufacturers have to deal with a number unique issues and challenges.

Not only do you need to work to strict regulations on health & safety, as well as on ingredients and environmental factors. But you also have to continuously think about the lifecycle of your ingredients and finished products. And on top of this you have to keep an eye on changing consumer tastes as well as your competitors.

With SAP Business One for Food & Beverage Manufacturers you’ll be able to keep on top of all your challenges and keep one step ahead of the competition.

By implementing CompuTec ProcessForce you’ll enhance SAP Business One for a more comprehensive food & beverage manufacturing solution which is capable of dealing with complex processes, as well as keeping 100% accurate and traceable information.

We can help you stay in control and informed throughout every stage of the production process.

Production Scheduling

With SAP Business One and ProcessForce technology you’ll have all the tools you need to manage your production scheduling. It will allow you to take into account both time and resources to ensure that your final products reach the customer on time.

You will be able to:

  • Allocate resources, tooling and labour based on resources, time constraints and processes
  • Look at both forwards and backwards production scheduling
  • Manage orders based on complex Multi-level Bills of Materials with ease
  • Use the Scheduling Board tool to manage dates, scheduling methods, priorities and more
  • Oversee changes and see how they affect production scheduling
  • Filter and sort orders so you can review the details of each one
  • Use Dynamic Gantt Charts to modify and reschedule tasks via drag and drop
  • Display current status, relevant historical data and pending tasks for each resource
  • Make sure machines will always be operating to their maximum

Instant Reporting & Analytics

With all the data in one place you will be able to generate calculations for a wide range of cost and production efficiency reports. With this information at your fingertips you can ensure your production processes are optimised from start to finish.

  • Real-time analytics for fast, data-driven decision making
  • Compare and analyse current and past performance to see areas for improvement
  • Drill down into key data to get the details you need
  • Set up automated triggers for report creation
  • Identify the causes of downtime and other areas for improvement
  • Break down costs into material and resource costs and compare planned vs. actual values
Complete Traceability

Would you like to remove the headache of full ingredient and product traceability?

By using ProcessForce technology you’ll be able to trace any batch throughout its entire lifecycle. From the minute the ingredients arrive, all the way through the production process and to the finished goods being delivered to your customer – you’ll know exactly where it is and what’s happened to it.

ProcessForce will ensure all your products have 100% ingredient transparency and will give you:

  • Full batch control as well as backwards and forwards batch traceability
  • A complete audit trail allowing for hassle-free product recalls
  • Nutritional and food allergen information so nothing is missed for declaration purposes
  • Batch management according to nutrition type e.g. Kosher, Halal etc
  • The ability to monitor and trace allergens and hazardous materials
  • Insight into root causes of quality control issues
  • The power to identify your best and worst suppliers
  • Access to Batch Genealogy Trees so you can see your inventory’s journey from start to finish
  • Fully customisable batch and serial number generation tools batch consumption management
  • Batch distribution management
Stock Control

ProcessForce will allow you to create your own storage rules. So you can manage stock on a FIFO, FEFO or FMFO basis to make sure you maintain the right stock levels for your business.

Plus with our Warehouse Management System (WMS) you will always know exactly where stock is located and how much is available. All this is made possible with simple barcode scanning and easy to navigate touch screens.

Above all, you’ll be able to find the balance between supply and demand with ProcessForce’s Material Resource Planning (MRP) functionality. MRP will help you monitor and control the flow of ingredients and products throughout your organisation.

You will be able to:

  • The 100% accurate data will allow you to plan manufacturing activities, delivery schedules and purchasing activities
  • Generate instant reports and view any recommendations
  • Forecasting the flow of inventory
  • Ensure availability of materials for production and of final goods for shipping
  • Maintain minimal stock levels to free up capital and reduce warehousing costs while still preventing shortages
  • Shorten lead times and enhance productivity
  • Promise accurate lead times to your customers and increase customer satisfaction
Product Costing

With ProcessForce’s dynamic costing you can carry out complex calculations in a fraction of the time.

This means you can quickly measure financial performance and carry out in-depth multi-level product costing. The dynamic in-memory cost calculations will help you work out multi-structure fixed and variable overhead costs management with the click of a button.

Resource costing will quickly take into account machinery, labour and sub-contracting costs. While item costing can divide overheads either by value or percentage, or on a warehouse-by-warehouse basis. And even extremely large and complex cost roll-ups can be completed in a matter of minutes.

You will also be able to:

  • Manage multiple cost categories for “what-if” simulations and analysis
  • View how project and price changes will impact production and see potential savings
  • Implement your preferred cost category at the click of a button
  • Automatically re-evaluate inventory when you select your preferred cost category
  • Use Standard Costing, Moving average or FIFO
  • Change costs by Batch or Serial Number when costs vary
  • Generate costed Bill of Materials
  • View production costing analysis – planned vs. actual
Shelf Life Management

With the help of ProcessForce, you’ll be able to track exactly who you bought inventory from, who you sold it to and everything that happened to it in-between. So you’ll be able to manage your ingredient and finished products shelf-life cycle easier than ever before.

With expiry dates playing a huge role in consumer purchase decisions, tightening up your shelf-life management procedures means the retailers that you supply will have more lead time on the expiration dates of your products. Which in turn will help them in turn to sell more products and most importantly boost your sales.

ProcessForce technology will enable you to:

  • Optimise your picking methods
  • Limit spoilage and deterioration of perishable goods
  • Avoid costly returns and spoiled stock
  • Manage each batch on a FIFO, FEFO or FMFO basis
  • Use a colour-coded expiry date warning system and create customisable system alerts
  • Provide an advanced expiry date calculation engine
  • Integrate minimum guaranteed shelf-life agreements into your system
Recipe Management

The recipe management features will help you handle the constant changes in consumer tastes, seasonal production requirements and the changing industry regulations that you face.

Plus ProcessForce will help your avoid the dire consequences of incorrectly and insufficiently labelled products required by regulations. It will make sure you know exactly what is in each of your final products so you can declare ingredients with confidence.

You will be able to:

  • Workout nutrients, allergens and contaminants on any item, formula or Bill of Materials
  • Base calculations on default sample sizes, serving sizes or containers
  • Define rules so regulatory standards are adhered to throughout your production processes
  • Assign codes in accordance with regulations
  • Define alternative code – common, scientific or Codex Alimentarius INS or EAU numbers
  • Make factual health and nutritional claims
  • Define special characteristics such as Kosher, Halal, Vegan, Country of Origin
Quality Control

Today consumers are more demanding than ever before.

Which is why ProcessForce includes such robust Quality Control features. From the moment the goods arrive in your facility to the moment the final product is loaded onto the delivery vehicle you can ensure everything meets the highest standards.

Thanks to ProcessForce technology you’ll have Quality Control throughout the entire production process so you can test and record everything from in-bound ingredients, all the way through to the finished product.

It will also give you the ability to test the production process by batch and serial re-testing, and you can also:

  • Use business events, triggers and SAP Business One Alert functions to show that a test is needed
  • Manage tests individually or in pools so you can perform the same test on multiple samples
  • Use the test creation wizard to ensure nothing gets missed
  • View existing Quality Control tests by order
  • Specify complex testing rules, procedures and frequency
  • Designate Quality Control inspectors according to specialisation, warehouse or accreditation
  • Assign property and defect codes
  • Track test pass and fail rates

Complaint Management

You’ll also have everything you need to manage complaints. Whether the complaint has come from a customer, a vendor or even internally, you can ensure each and every issue is handled correctly and that the appropriate action is taken in every case.

You’ll be able to:

  • Track the progress of returns and samples from customers and suppliers
  • Trace batches and serial numbers associated with complaints
  • Record complaint type, code and action taken
  • Trigger quality control tests and product recalls

Discover SAP Business One for Food & Beverage Manufacturing

Contact us to  see how you can streamline your business to operate smoother than ever before.

Let us show you how SAP Business One with ProcessForce technology can make sure you keep on top of regulations and stay ahead of the competition.

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