When food is associated, one word that resonates in mind is the quality of the product and its freshness. Since food is directly associated with health. The food has to be fresh and healthy so that it can be consumed in a free mind. Lack of quality could pose a great risk of health and its repercussions. So, it makes it all the more important for food and beverage businesses to play safer with the hygiene standards in all its processes.
Food and beverage industry has a set of unique challenges as compared to other industries. In this blog, we will talk about some of the most challenges and solution.
Tricky Challenges Faced by the Food Industry:
- Maintaining strict food compliance
Right from raw materials to the packaged items, everything has to go to strictly to food compliance. If any rule is not observed strictly, there are changes of perishable items on board which are unfit for consumption. Other industries need to see that their end products comply with all the industry standards, whereas the food and beverage industry has to maintain strict compliance standards even during manufacturing, packaging, storing and all possible stages.
- Catering to different packaging needs
Every food product demands a different packaging and storage needs. Some can be easily be packed in plastics, while other items can’t survive in a paper, cardboard or plastic packaging. By implementing SAP Business One in your business, it becomes easier to track what sort of food product requires what kind of packaging.
- Hassle in Inventory management
Managing inventory in the food industry is not an easy task. Different food products have different packaging lives, demands different storage, and so perishable items. Even the thought of trying to manage the inventory can be a real hassle. Imagine mixing up two different items and storing them altogether. It would result in massive loss. Companies can use this robust software and keep a track of all minuscule details to achieve a high degree of precision.
- Minimize waste
In any food and beverage company, waste has to be dealt smartly and with precaution. Since there would be perishable waste items, they need to be disposed of carefully so they do not affect other fine products and do not infect them with insects or bugs. SAP Business One works greatly by managing waste through the smart ERP solution.
- Simplifies automation
When you are dealing majorly with perishable items, the pace at which processes are carried out become all the more important.
SAP Business One automates all manual processes. It eliminates every instance of manual errors and optimizes production capacity. In this scenario, data, information and other vital details such as expiry dates and storage related activities can be accessed and handles in real time. Moreover, duplication or entering the wrong input can be altogether avoided. SAP Business One helps to plan resources better and support the end requirements of F & B Business.
To support more dynamic requirements of your food business, you can even upgrade to SAP B1 HANA. The software helps to improve the level of performance and its quality, provide a higher level of transparency and visibility, assist smoother functioning. With so many benefits, it is really great to have a robust software in place.