Food & Beverage Distribution

Get a better understanding of your costs while streamlining tracking in a single system.

Regulations and Requirements for Food & Beverage

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.

Challenges for Food & Beverage

  • Traceability: looking for ways to keep track of the freshness of their products from a food safety perspective and an efficiency perspective.
  • Accuracy and Visibility: better visibility into the warehouse with a boost in order and shipment accuracy. Purchasing Assistant keeps stock as demand shifts.
  • Management: track warehouse workers’ day-to-day activities, including the work they complete, and workforce’s performance.
  • Modernization: Food and Beverage companies are hindered by manual and paper based processes.
  • Inventory Control: Accurate inventory to reduce the need for full inventory counts, and allowing cycle counts without stopping fulfillment.

Key Benefits of QStock Inventory for Omni-Channel

Access Anywhere

Your key data in sync, across systems and on any device.

Barcode Scanning

Record the work real-time as its being done, barcode scanned, for speed & accuracy.

Shared Information

Effortless information sharing between the finance and operations teams.

Planning

Shift from scrambling to get orders out to data driven inventory planning.

How Does QStock Inventory Help?​

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 produced and sold.

In case of a recall, the contaminated ingredient is tracked through what finished food products it was used in, where it’s located in the warehouse, and to who finally purchased the finished good.

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Food & Beverage Features

Track & Trace

Lot, Exp Date, Mfg Date, Serial tracking and search.

Work Order

Choose between Discrete or Batch to match processes.

FDA Auditing

Pull up Lot audit reports in seconds.

eCommerce

Integrations to the most robust eCommerce platforms

Transfers

Seamlessly handle Inter- and Intra- Company Transfers.

Adjustments

Control how adjustments hit your inventory journals.

Co-Packer Visibility

Visibility and traceability through co-packer activities.

Kit in Distribution

Kit on the fly or build to stock based on your needs.

Auto-Expiry

Automatically assign expiry date from components used.

Shipping

Leverage over 65 carriers to get your product delivered.

Point of Sale

Push product to stores based on sales activity.

Moves

Choose the most efficient way to move inventory.

Unit of Measure

Order product and ship in different pack sizes.

Cycle Counting

Count a portion of your inventory daily for accuracy.

Flexible BOMs

Flexible Bill of Materials with Controls for consistency.

PO Reservation

Lock incoming inventory to Sales Order Lines.

Directed Pick

Ensure proper FIFO inventory rotation.

Purchasing Assistant

Know what to order with dynamic recommendations.

Key Integrations

Sage Intacct

Leverage dimensions and multi-entity reporting to bring all of your businesses under a single reporting engine.

Shopify

Auto-Allocate and start picking just moments after customers place their orders to compete with Amazon’s 2-Day Shipping expectation.

Shopify POS

Free your retail stores from ordering and drive replenishment from the distribution center for Just in Time Inventory.

ShipStation

Quickly get shipping information into ShipStation, and the Tracking Numbers pushed to all integrated systems. 

How Can QStock Inventory Work In Your Business?

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What To Expect on the Call​

We know you probably have a number of questions about other integrations and industries that QStock Inventory works with or maybe want to see a demo. 

Here are the next steps:

  1. We want to answer your questions and understand your key initiatives.
  2. We will want to get an idea of the number of warehouses, items and entities.
  3. Go through your receiving and picking processes to see how you do things today and where you are trying to go.
  4. Learn about if Work Orders or Kitting is involved and to what degree.
  5. Plan a demonstration agenda together and schedule to show you how QStock Inventory will work in your business.

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