Food and beverage manufacturers and distributors rely on fresh ingredients to produce delicious products for their customers. You rely on your supply chain for these high quality raw materials; however, what do you do when they can’t deliver? Gain greater insight into your supply chain and streamline manufacturing and distribution processes by adding a new ingredient – a better business solution.
The deeper your supply chain gets, the greater the pressure on your business to deliver superior products with unsurpassed customer service, especially when timing is as important as it is in the food and beverage industry. Raw materials can ripen or expire on the shelf, which can lead to financial losses and unsatisfied customers. An integrated, enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution, such as Microsoft Dynamics® GP, can absorb that pressure so you can focus on making the fresh products your customers demand.
A robust ERP solution can boost the efficiency of your supply chain by providing a single source for all of your business data, including financials, inventory and supply chain data, manufacturing and distribution operations, and other core processes. Manage all of your supplier data, including complex outsourcing or third-tier suppliers, within Microsoft Dynamics GP. With this data at your fingertips, you know where you can get your raw materials and can choose alternate suppliers should a primary supplier be unable to deliver. Also at your fingertips is the delivery times and schedules of your suppliers. You can process orders faster, with shorter lead times, when you know which suppliers you can rely on to deliver quickly and accurately. Use ERP to improve inventory management, stocking only what you need can lead to leaner inventory which can improve cash flow as well as reduce spoilage.
Microsoft Dynamics GP also offers traceability of raw materials and finished products. Use this data for regulatory compliance, perform faster recalls if necessary, and get greater insight both upstream and downstream the supply chain. The powerful business intelligence and robust reporting features built into Microsoft Dynamics GP can support compliance and traceability priorities, as well as provide control and insight throughout your business.
Get greater visibility throughout your supply chain. Contact The Resource Group for more information about efficiently turning raw materials into finished products with ERP.
By The Resource Group, a Microsoft Dynamics GP Partner out of Washington