Automation And Software In The Food And Beverage Industry

May 14 2018

There’s no avoiding automation in the food and beverage industry. Whether it’s automated factories or grocery store self-checkouts, it seems as though it’s widely adopted in one way or another. While it’s easy to see how automation can help businesses improve workflow and streamline operations, many may not be aware of how new software that embodies automation can ease stress for business owners or operators.

Better Document Control And Access

For a business to be successful, it needs to record and store information accurately, and the food and beverage industry is no stranger to this. With recalls, contamination, and tracking becoming essential for a business to thrive, staff must be able to quickly access information about sales, ingredients, batches or even their product’s real-time location. Automation technology is essential for this as it can better control and access data instantly, while additionally completing assigned tasks on its own. An example is Sage’s Food and Beverage Industry solutions. Depending on your business, your needs, and your goals, you can easily control shipments, track jobs costs, and manage inventories, all while easily automating many tasks and creating reports. Not having this information well documented and easily accessible can greatly harm a business in the food and beverage industry as customers or suppliers will quickly move on if you do not meet their information needs.

Increased Traceability

Automation doesn’t only allow you to easily and effortlessly have tasks completed with little human interaction. It also helps to ensure that businesses within the food and beverage industry have end-to-end traceability. Meaning, the location of a product will always be known and can be researched, at any given time. This is through the way that modern analytic technology is coupled with automation to track and monitor movement with little interaction. All of this data is especially important to encourage and keep the trust of consumers. With the click of a button, businesses can know exactly where goods were packaged, when they were packed, how they arrived at their destination and when they arrived. So from farm, to grocery store, to fork, having all of the data and knowing exactly where your product is, can help.

Audit Readiness

Every business, no matter how large or small, needs to be able to ensure that they’re meeting their obligations during inspections. When you are notified that you’re undergoing an audit, the process can be lengthy and stressful if you do not have all of the information regarding the management and tracking of your business. That’s why newer software technologies that focus on automation are so important to embody into your practices. With the right software being implemented, you can create checklists and record data that you can later access, to help simplify the audit process. Some software will even specifically store relevant audit information and generate detailed reports, so you’ll be prepared. Without it, you may find that certain information is harder to find within your records or that even some information is missing.

How Mantralogix Can Help You

We understand that the food and beverage industry is constantly changing and requires unique solutions to help your business stay an efficient leader in the industry. That’s why we’re dedicated to helping you comply with food-safety regulations that not only help you track your products but maximize the speed, accuracy and organization of your data. If you’re interested in learning more about how we can help your business streamline operations and workflow, contact our Support Team today!

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