How to Manage Complex Products with QAD in Food and Beverage Operations

Posted on: January 14, 2021 | By: Ethan Naegele | QAD Financials, QAD Manufacturing, QAD Business Process, QAD Distribution

With the vast product lines inherent to food and beverage operations, Chief Operating Officers, Plant Managers and other operations leaders are under pressure to manage a bevy of resources  needed to create, package, and execute a complete product. There are seemingly infinite combinations of different products, sometimes just varying by an ingredient or a single packaging material. QAD is fully equipped to keep an eye on it all.

Manage Complex products with Extensive BOMS (bill of materials. Ingredient list, plus packaging components):

With improved forecasting, consistent batches and formulas, efficient resource planning, and controlled packaging, the final product will be ready and will exceed expectations for consumers everywhere.

Manage Quality:

From a quality management perspective, food and beverage manufacturers face complex and ever-changing needs and requirements.  From quality sampling and testing, to unexpected run-ins and recalls, QAD can handle all the steps that come with tracking and tracing products and sources. The more complex the bill of materials is, the more complex this all becomes.

Manage complex products with extensive BOMS:

Traceability, quality test-runs, and well-implemented QAD packages are here to help F&B operations run as smoothly as possible. Product quality is a priority of all business decisions and consumer interests, and F&B operations can more easily prioritize these moving parts with QAD. QAD focuses on preventative action to ensure that consumers receive the product they are promised and beyond in 3 ways.

1. Data-driven control:

Quality Management System (QMS) focuses on preventative action for the manufacturing process. Whether it is sharing quality system requirement data across departments or improving forecasting for manufacturers by allowing them to create forecasts based on historical models while using statistical models (ex. Seasonality planning), QAD stays one step ahead with its data handling.

2. Stop potential problems in their tracks:

QMS functionality shares quality data across departments, allowing operational teams to configure the business in a manner that ensures all products are meeting safety standards and compliance requirements enforced by the FDA and other industry regulators. However, even if there is an oversight in the process, there is no need to worry. QAD’s Track, Trace, and Recall features assure that F&B operations can quickly identify and locate products throughout the entire manufacturing and distribution process, a crucial function.

3. Planning and Scheduling:

QAD helps with efficient resource planning, allowing manufacturers to measure machine capacities and convey the amount of labor and materials necessary. The QAD Shelf Stable Bottling, Canning, and Packaging Solution eliminates costly scrap waste that often arises. Product packaging shifts constantly, whether it is due to promotions, market segment targeting, or seasonality. With QAD, improving manufacturing through planning and scrap management is made simple.

QAD has built-in functions that ensure that the F&B operations run smoothly and stay one step ahead of any possible hiccups in the long road towards a finished product.

Next Steps

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