Why Doesn't Traditional ERP Fit The Dairy Industry?
Milk Components Are NOT Item Codes
Dairy is not a discrete industry nor is it a process industry like the beverage industry. It is batch process, a hybrid of both. I firmly believe that if your software vendor describes the product formula as a standard bill of material, it is an indigent choice. Ultimately, it won’t fit or give you the information for accurate costing of your products.
Big Data For Dairy Manufacturers
Using Data to Solve Real Dairy Problems
Big Data is not just a tech buzz word. Big Data can be used to solve problems everyday manufactures encounter. To highlight some of the various uses for the data, and how this information can be applied in the dairy world, we asked our customers what they’re doing with their data.
Tracking and Costing Dairy Components
Do You Know the True Costs of Your Shrink and Yield Variances?
By separating your plant into process zones and using software and measurements to gain accurate data, true production costs can be calculated. Milk is the most expensive raw ingredient for almost all of our customers, and shaving shrink by a half of a percent can mean hundreds of thousands of dollars a year.
The Problem with Keeping Milk out of Your ERP
How many manufacturers leave their most expensive raw material out of their ERP system?
The complications of dealing with milk in a computer system that is designed for more generic manufacturing are numerous. These systems often cannot account for components, they are not able to deal with delayed pricing, class pricing, liquid inventory, and some even have a hard time with random weighted items.
Finding Success with Software Automation
Increase Efficiency Without Overspending
Integrating manufacturing floor systems to ERP systems used to be reserved for the largest companies with the deepest pockets. Over the last 10 years, more and more of our customers are taking advantage of integration projects to increase their efficiency and reduce error rates.