Within food manufacturing the BOM (Bill of Materials) is known as the recipe, or ingredients lists. It is simply a list of the ingredients and the quantities of each needed to manufacture the final product.

Lot numbers enable the manufacturer to trace a product back through the production process to the source of the raw materials used in the finished product. In our example of tomato sauce, the lot number on the cases allow the manufacturer to determine which tomatoes where used and from which supplier. So in the case where a certain batch of tomatoes may have been contaminated, the manufacturer can recall only the lot numbers affected instead of a total recall.

  • Lot number is assigned when the food products are received in the warehouse.
  • The lot number is being followed through the entire food process until the product is finished.
  • In case of a recall the contaminated ingredient is tracked in what finished food products it was used where it’s located in the warehouse and who got it.

Recent regulations for food processors coupled with the need to manage and increase warehouse velocity and throughput is driving food and beverage companies to implement warehouse management systems.

The FDA has rolled out the Preventative Controls rule, part of the larger Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) legislation. The proposed regulation will affect food facilities that manufacture, process, pack and/or hold food products. Product traceability and responsiveness to product recalls are essentials for every food manufacturer.

Areas that must be addressed for Food Processors

  1. Traceability: Food and beverage customers are looking for ways to keep track of the freshness of their products from a food safety perspective and an efficiency perspective.
  2. Accuracy and Visibility: Warehouse management systems offer better visibility into the warehouse along with a boost in order and shipment accuracy. With using a Inventory Control software, managers are able to view the movement of their inventory and ascertain the accuracy of the shipments.
  3. Management: You can track warehouse workers’ day-to-day activities, including the work they complete. Managing your workforce’s performance.
  4. Modernization: Food and Beverage companies are hindered by manual and paper based processes.
  5. Utilization: Better Space utilization with WMS that can deliver more efficient faster order fulfillment.
  6. Inventory Control: Accurate inventory to reduce the need for full invenotry counts, and allowing cycle counts without stopping orders.

Qstock works in every storage area including

Temperature controlled Chillers, Coolers and Freezer environments.

Within food manufacturing the BOM is known as the recipe, or ingredients lists. It is simply a list of the ingredients and the quantities of each needed to manufacture the final product.

Lot numbers enable the manufacturer to trace a product back through the production process to the source of the raw materials used in the finished product. In our example of tomato sauce, the lot number on the cases allow the manufacturer to determine which tomatoes where used and from which supplier. So in the case where a certain batch of tomatoes may have been contaminated, the manufacturer can recall only the lot numbers affected instead of a total recall.

Lot number is assigned when the food products are received in the warehouse.

The lot number is being followed through the entire food process until the product is finished.

In case of a recall the contaminated ingredient is tracked in what finished food products it was used where it’s located in the warehouse and who got it.

DSD

Daily Route Management

Streamline the creation of manual or automatic daily routes. DSD features the ability to add and remove stops, Take Orders in the field, create ad-hoc shipments, manage route and load sequence, build a load summary by order, stop and shipment, optimize route planning and print a variety of delivery documents.

Route Delivery

Streamline vehicle inventory verification and adjustments, DSD facilitates payment acceptance as well as proof-of-delivery receipt and invoice generation.

Mobile Application

DSD extends the standard functionality of Windows Mobile capability through its mobile application option.

End-of-Day Reconciliation

Automate your end-of-day invoices including inventory verification and adjustment, transfers, leave or scrap product, sales order and return order creation and process, quality compliance creation and payment and settlement processes.

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