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Nancy Phillippi By Nancy Phillippi • June 19, 2020

Food Manufacturing Software: Increase Profitability, Operations Visibility & Product tracking

If you run a specialty food manufacturing business, you know you have unique requirements and must maintain the highest level of food quality standards to remain competitive. If you are a larger specialty food manufacturer your company produces 1,000s of tons of food monthly. Your company supplies thousands of retailers across North America. You carry a wide array of products and manage 100's of employees working in multiple manufacturing facilities, distribution centers and sourcing inputs from 100s of suppliers. Needless to say, your food business is highly complex.  

If your company is a growing specialty food manufacturer, you require the ability to scale, not only your physical operations, but your financial, production and distribution management systems. You know all to well that inventory management and control is very challenging without the proper automation tools in place. Once growing food manufacturers reach considerable size or capacity they can no longer manage their business using Excel spreadsheets or other manual processes. You require the tracking and monitoring of all stages of the food manufacturing process in order to limit waste and spoilage, track lot numbers, quality testing and improving production yields. It's important to know which products are profitable and which are not. This is impossible to know unless you have a sound product strategy, efficient cost accounting and  automation tools. In order to grow and compete, management controls need to fire on all cylinders at all levels of the organization. If you don't have the proper management control tools, it may take months to prepare key financial and management reports. If this affects response times making them exceedingly long, the company is at a severe competitive disadvantage.

Food manufacturers who implement Dynamics 365 Finance and Supply specialty food manufacturing software experience the following:

  1. Dynamics 365 Finance and Supply Chain can cut yield losses by 50% or more. 
  2. Order turnaround can drastically decrease by 75% or more. 
  3. Key financial reports take a fraction of the time to produce.
  4. Ensure recalls can be addressed swiftly with accurate lot tracking and reporting.
  5. Management can proactively manage the business and take prompt corrective action with respect to expense variances and decrease the amount of working capital required to operate the business.

Who else has a closer pulse on the future of technology than Microsoft? When it comes to food manufacturing software and supply chain logistics, Microsoft has been a leader and innovator for decades. Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations is a complete ERP solution from CRM to WMS and can help you gain a competitive advantage and start you on the road to the Factory of the Future. 

Microsoft ERP Dynamics 365 Finance & Supply Chain (Dynamics 365) is prepared to meet the demands of today and future food supply chains. Dynamics 365 is an all-in-one ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) solution. This solution reduces or eliminates data silos and will ensure better inventory management and cost savings and help close the gap between demand and fulfillment for your customers.

Please do not hesitate to contact us for a free consultation.  Check out Cathy Dean's video on the Financial Impacts of Production in Dynamics AX / 365

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Our Clients First team is passionate about implementing and supporting affordable ERP solutions including food manufacturing software. Congratulations to our consultants who invested in so many hours of rigorous training and testing to help us better serve our customers. We have the expertise and the methodology to smoothly implement and support Dynamics 365. It is critical to invest our time to keep up with the latest technological advancements.

Industry expertise and experience – Clients First consultants have direct experience in the industries we support. The Clients First Texas and Minnesota offices are known for vertical expertise in manufacturing, job shops maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) for aviation or heavy equipment organizations. We have customers in other industries too including make to order/engineering job shops, project manufacturing, field services and wholesale distribution.

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