Food and Beverage Manufacturing
If food is literally your bread and butter, you better make sure your business has the right inventory management solution to minimise waste and optimise assets.
One of the most business vertical where the Fishbowl software is a perfect fit is food Production. Fishbowl has the ability to provide everything from Recipe tracking, work method statements and production planning right through to traceability of batches and expiry dates.
With Location Group based user security you can have Fishbowl maintain a protocol around QA release and use Fishbowl document storage for attaching Certificates of Analysis or Organic Certifications.
Recipes (Bill of Materials)
Enter your recipes as Bill of Materials and along with the ingredients and labour requirements enter all your method statements. This means as you create a Manufacturing Order you can print out a current batch or recipe sheet that is current.
Staged Production & Scheduling
If you have multi-stage production where you prepare a batch of ingredient in bulk in say a vat or a tank and then the use that bulk product in the next stage of production, then Fishbowl’s staged Bill of Materials and Work Order will allow this to be easily setup and scheduled.
Once Work Orders are created you can view and edit your production schedule via a Calendar and filter that calendar by Work Centre or production area such as Line 1 or Tank 2
Fishbowl tracks items batches throughout your business from receiving into the warehouse, storage, allocation to a production process and then sale.
Fishbowl can then provide complete forward and reverse Tracking reports to see where a raw ingredient batch was used and then who the finished product was sold to or a QA issue on a finished product where you can see what raw material batches were used. Making food audit much easier.
Unit of Measure Conversion
Fishbowls Unit of Measure conversions enables you to track your raw materials and finished products how it is consumed. You can purchase a material by the 20kg bag, stock take by the bag or Kilogram and then use in production by the KG.
With a recipe each ingredient can be consumed how it is used. By the weight, volume or each. It is even possible with Fishbowls custom field data to enter the Specific gravity of products and have liquid product show as a weight or a recipe or batch sheet.
Utilise the integration that Fishbowl has with Dropbox or attached documents from your own file storage to attach document records to any transaction or record within Fishbowl. It could be anything from a customers approved credit application to a Certificate of Analysis against received stock.
Scanning and Labelling
With Fishbowl you can print receiving labels with whatever data you like, product number, description, batch number. Now that your products are labeled correctly in the warehouse your warehouse team can easily identify and track stock.
By using the Fishbowl GO scanning app on a scanner, tablet or phone your staff can then completely automate all of their stock movement functions in the warehouse and production area.
With Fishbowls reporting you can manage your businesses performance. Everything from product costing, production yield variance or sales reporting is there at the click of a button.
Food Manufacturing Case Study
We love working with our Food Manufacturing clients, especially the free samples that get delivered to the office!
See the following client success story.
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