SAP Business One can help Food Manufacturers vastly reduce waste
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Here’s a quick way food manufacturers can reduce waste

7 million tonnes of food and drink each year are thrown away and gone to waste. This works out to £470 a year in the average household. But what about the manufacturers who are producing these goods in the first place?

After all, the food industry’s waste takes up 12% of the nation’s total.

This can be due to many factors. The product exceeds its expiry date, machinery performance problems, poor quality production, or cancelled orders. So what can be done to reduce the chance of these factors occurring?

ProcessForce powered by SAP Business One, provides the perfect solution for reducing unnecessary waste for food and drink manufacturers.

This partnership provides the best of both worlds for the food industry, SAP’s strength and security, and ProcessForce’s manufacturing expertise.

There are many functions SAP Business One provides in order to cut down the number of unwanted products. But all in all, these functions will help you to become a better run food manufacturer.

Raw Materials and finished goods


For businesses which manufacture and sell products with a short shelf-life, having access to the information of rotated raw materials and finished items is vital.

SAP Business One powered by ProcessForce, delivers real-time data on the quantity of raw materials during every step of production along with accurate counts for finished goods.

This helps reduce the amount of wasted food and saves businesses money.

Production Orders


Every production order has its own recipe. This involves multiple steps starting from receiving raw materials, all the way to the production of finished items.

Being able to account for quantities used and any errors which may occur is a must.  This works best for understanding how effective and efficient your machines are and your production process.

SAP Business One powered by ProcessForce, makes it certain that every bit of information is up to date at every stage of the production cycle.

Batch Traceability


SAP Business One enables food manufacturers to keep track of Batch Numbers and expiry dates with each inventory transaction. This solution generates reports allowing staff to see which Batch Numbers were sold to specific customers and to manage sell-by dates.

All this provides a complete audit trail in case of a recall.

Overall, SAP Business One powered by ProcessForce, is the ideal ERP system for a Food Manufacturer.

This seamlessly integrated solution permits any business to vastly reduce the amount of unwanted food created and become a better run company.

SAP Business One enables these companies to have instant access to all the data they need to optimize production, eliminate waste, and reduce costs.

And yes, there is more


SAP Business One and ProcessForce come together to give you more visualization over your manufacturing. They are just three of the modules that make up 100s of modules that you can drill down and segment to give you more control over your processes.

B1 Systems has been implementing SAP Business One for over ten years and we want to pass on our experience to people like you who are researching ERP for their business.

If you’d like to know more about how SAP Business One can work with your business, please send an email to or call 01202 232268

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