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How the Complicated Food and Beverage Industry can Simplify Operations with ERP

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Many businesses in the food and beverage industry experience struggle with complicated operations, including

  • producing and distributing high-quality products
  • responding to increased regulatory pressures and customer demands
  • facing decreasing profit margins

In order to respond quickly to customers or regulatory agencies, you need a responsive enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution. A powerful ERP solution can simplify operations and provide the agility and flexibility needed to improve customer service and profit margins, as well as remain compliant with regulatory obligations.

When Time is of the Essence

When it comes to producing fresh food and beverage products, time is critical. You need to be able to rely on suppliers to provide consistently fresh raw materials for the manufacturing process. Distribution processes need to be streamlined and efficient to get finished products on the customer’s shelves in a timely manner. As if that’s not enough pressure, you need to be able to respond quickly to regulatory agencies or act fast in the event of a recall. Paper-based systems, complex spreadsheets, and other manual processes take time and introduce the risk for mistakes in each part of your business.

Microsoft Dynamics GP for the Food & Beverage Industry

Replacing inefficient processes with more powerful technology is just what you need to stay ahead of the competition and protect profit margins. An ERP solution, such as Microsoft Dynamics GP, offers a single, integrated solution that you can use to manage core business processes including financial transactions, supply chain and inventory management, manufacturing operations, distribution activities, and human resources and payroll operations.

This solution also offers specific features tailored for the challenges in the food and beverage industry. You can use RFID and bar codes to maintain real-time insight into inventory as it’s coming in and leaving the warehouse.   Setting up demand signals can reduce food spoilage and lower inventory costs. Monitoring shipment and deliveries also makes it easier to track products in case you experience a quality or safety issue and need to initiate a recall.

Microsoft Dynamics GP puts you closer to the data you need to respond faster to customer and regulatory demands, improve internal operations, and make the data-driven decisions that drive growth. Contact The Resource Group to learn how you can strengthen and simplify operations with the support of the right ERP solution.

By The Resource Group, a Microsoft Dynamics GP Partner out of Washington

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