Most often, companies in the food industry are characterized by:
Inventory management and traceability of the finished product by batch;
A large number of finished products from one batch;
A significant number of employees involved in the production process. It is clear that it is necessary to know each employee in which production operation is participating;
The number of operations/stages of production is large.
Starting from these positions, it is obvious that use of business system that can administer, control and inform the production processes for all important parameters it’s a must. Over the years, the team of ERP Agency has successfully implemented several projects in companies in the food industry and gained excellent experience and recommendations in the industry.
Administration of processes in food industry
The administration of the production process should allow:
Resource planning (machines and employees);
Tracking of materials by batch;
Planning of materials;
Optimization of machine working time (production deadlines);
Written instructions (work orders) for employees, which determine resources, tools, raw materials, production operations, technological process and protective measures;
Standardization of operations and payment of bonuses for the achieved result;
Traceability of the finished product.
The control process in the food industry allows early detection of bottlenecks, demands of materials or determines the need to re-plan work orders according to production conditions. The control also allows analysis/comparison between planned and actual production costs and thus calculation of real production costs. The control process also enables employees to monitor compliance with the norms and thus be rewarded for the results achieved.
Business systems must provide quality information for all production processes as well. Timely and accessible information in modern food companies is essential to meet the expectations of customers, employees and management.
What did our team do in order to answer these requirements?
The team of ERP Agency together with www.incom.mk has developed custom modules, used in food manufacturing companies. Modules increased the work and administration efficiency of production. Special emphasis should we placed on warehouse management. It satisfies the need with the Warehouse Management solution, which successfully manages micro - locations, variants, etc. and is used on PDAs fully integrated with the business system.
The digitalization of the production process is a step that must be taken by all production companies. Over the years, our team has worked on a number of digitalization projects in Bulgaria, Macedonia, Kosovo, Albania, Serbia, Slovenia and has helped many companies to improve their business processes. We would like to share this experience with you. Your business can be more profitable once you apply this experience.
List of common problems
Batches are managed manually;
Large unnecessary costs of expired materials;
HACCP reports and documents are administered manually in parallel records;
There are no written work orders, with instructions, blueprints, precautions, operations;
Employee remuneration is not based on measurable parameters;
Stocks, especially smaller quantities, often remain in stock for years, even after their expiry date;
Machines and employees are not used optimally;
Unknown production price.
Successful implementation in a food industry company