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Food Benefits

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Top benefits of ERP | CRM | BI Software
for food and beverage

Avoid delays caused by inventory shortages

Balancing stock levels is a major challenge. With ERP you can easily manage food and beverage warehouse inventory and stock levels. ERP allows you to optimize inventory levels and meet your needs without overstocking and tying up working capital.

Lower inventory costs and eliminate waste

Perishable products have a have a limited shelf life and waste is costly. ERP enables a faster, more efficient distribution process to improve quality and reduce waste.

Improve food safety, track inventory and initiate food recalls

Quality is critical in the food industry and recalls can be a major headache. Linking to your warehouse allows you to keep track of your products lots, dates, quantities and movement in your distribution supply chain in real-time. Food is fresher and if there is a recall you are quickly able to initiate the recall.

Take corrective action earlier and continuously improve processes

Access to real-time information improves your sourcing decisions, provides better control and increases visibility over your manufacturing or production process so you can provide consistent, superior quality.

Reduce labor and other costs

By automating operations, you can eliminate redundant tasks and enable your staff to focus on the most meaningful tasks. The ability to aggregate all your financial, production and other data, will give you the ability to understand what areas could benefit from increased efficiencies.

Comply with health codes and other government regulations

Track ingredient and raw materials origins so you can provide accurate food labeling, stay compliant with changing health codes, and create summarized reports that give you an overview into regulatory compliance.

Real-time intelligence to respond to customers and management

If management wants to know how a change will impact business you have answers at your fingertips. Customers expect a quick response — generate and deliver immediate quotes, make appointments, track customer cases in real-time and enable customer engagement on multiple channels, from web and mobile to chat and social.

Food & Beverage

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ERP | CRM | BI software for the
food and beverage industry

Can your food and beverage company meet demands for higher growth, compliance and tighter margins? Are your systems holding you back?

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muffinsLabor intensive activities such as reporting, meeting stringent government compliance regulations, and product recalls add layers of complexity to your operations, making it harder to reach your goals. Top it off with pressure from management for real-time data to make critical business decisions, and you’ve got real issues to solve.

What happens if your food and beverage company is trying to do all this work using old legacy software or separate systems that don’t talk to each other? Your people resort to manual methods and that only slows the data flow… AND increases labor costs.

You can solve this problem by connecting your Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Customer Resource Management (CRM) and Business Intelligence (BI) software platforms. All your data is combined into one platform — that gives you real-time visibility, streamlines operations, improves traceability and operating efficiencies, and helps you stay in compliance. The end result is cost-savings and increased profitability.

Let NexTec be your partner to help you select the right software and process that connects your business and gives you the insight you need to make the right moves. We work with world-class technology, like Sage X3, and have a nationwide network of consultants with deep expertise in the food and beverage industry. As an award-winning business with a track record of more than two decades, NexTec offers innovative, affordable and personalized software solutions — for food and beverage manufacturing and processing — that will help propel your business to the next level.

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Learn more about NexTec software solutions for food and beverage

NexTec Food & Beverage BrochureNexTec has been helping food and beverage companies transform their businesses and profit with ERP, CRM and BI solutions for over 20 years.

  • Track inventory
  • Increase product quality
  • Recall products
  • Stay in compliance
  • Innovate and grow

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Traceability

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Process Manufacturing

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Eight Reasons ISO 9001 Can Improve Food Safety Management

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food-safety-id-100262218The word “quality” has lost its impact. It has become so overused as a marketing buzzword that no one is sure what the word really means. Becoming registered to the ISO standards fills the word with new meaning, making it as robust as it was originally intended.

ISO 9001 – Where quality actually means quality

ISO 9001 certification is the hallmark of a Quality Management System. It is the stamp of approval awarded by the exclusive registrars who represent and audit individual business’ Quality Management Systems on behalf of the Organization for International Standardization. ISO registration certificates are proudly hung in places of honor in the lobbies of companies that have earned them. Let us pause just a moment to reiterated that ISO certificates are not awarded – they are earned after rigorous, provable implementation and comprehensive audits by ISO registrars.

Say what you do, then do what you say

The basis for an ISO-approved Quality Management System is to “Say what you do, then do what you say.” This is accomplished by the development, documentation, and implementation of policies, processes, procedures, and work instructions from the top of the company to the bottom and throughout the entire breadth of it.

The standard requires an organization to meet its own requirements and those of its customers and regulators. It is based on the plan-do-check-act methodology, which helps organizations establish, implement, monitor and measure their processes to deliver results that align with the organization’s requirements and continually improve performance by taking appropriate action.

How ISO 9001 can improve food safety management in your company

  • It improves ALL processes within a company. Since safety plays a major role in nearly every company that produces, stores, transports, or serves human or animal food products, the issue of safety is integral to the control of each and every process.
  • The written policies specifically define the regulatory and customer requirements that are to be met and maintained by the company
  • The procedures and work instructions drill the policies down to the process level, ensuring that every aspect is fully controlled at all times. They define the sequence and integration of processes so that the desired result – in this case, safety compliance – is consistently achieved. This is the “Say what you do” element.
  • The standard creates specific resource management requirements, especially with regard to the qualifications and ongoing training of human resources to ensure employee awareness of and compliance with the policies, procedures, processes, and work instructions. This is the “teaching them what we say, so they do what we say we do” portion.
  • The standard requires documentation that the company actually does what it says that it does. The Quality Management System documentation must be able to provide irrefutable evidence that all processes are continually controlled and followed.

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  • Compliance is verified through the establishment of an internal audit program whereby a team of trained auditors can check documentation, and observe actual performance. In addition, regular audits are conducted by third-party teams, usually from the ISO Registrar that issued the company’s certification.
  • Found issues of non-compliance or non-conformance, discovered in an audit, or at any other time, must be cured by documented corrective action that effectively prevents those issues from recurring.
  • A driving force of the standard is customer satisfaction. Successful implementation, therefore, ensures that food safety should never be a concern to the customer, including “customers” such as internal departments and transporters.

ISO 9001 – Where Food Safety Management Is of Unquestionable Quality

Food safety cannot be an afterthought. It must be a theme that is central to every process point, every day, all the time. Implementing the ISO 9001 standard ensures your company and your customers that when you talk about quality in food safety management that you are serious about it and the likelihood of ever encountering a problem is virtually nil. Contact us to learn how NexTec solutions can help integrate your ISO 9001 implementation or download the FREE NexTec Food Brochure.

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