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The food & beverage industry is arguably the most important industry in the world. With supply chain struggles increasing internationally, having the right ERP software to ensure business continuity is imperative. Here are 5 reasons why IFS Cloud should be in the running when you're choosing your next ERP system:
1. A comprehensive, flexible and industry-specific solution
Supports all phases of the
product lifecycle: new product development, procurement, manufacture, quality
compliance and delivery to customer.
With IFS Cloud, everything is in one place and food & beverage manufacturers have a single version of the truth. This means better balancing of supply and demand, streamlining the supply chain, complying with ever-changing regulations, and driving customer loyalty.
A range of manufacturing modes: make-to-stock, make-to-order, make-to-forecast, or a combination.
Making to forecast? Or making to stock? No problem. Food and beverage companies might even have a mix of several of modes of manufacturing, depending on customer or market demands. In an industry known for fierce competition and razor-thin profit margins, IFS Cloud gives food and beverage manufacturers the tools to maintain their competitive edge.
2. More accurate forecasting and planning
Intraday Planning supports fresh food and fast-moving manufacturers in reviewing and adjusting their plans when orders come in from a retailer that morning, for shipping later the same day.
Accelerated responsiveness and agility help manufacturers drive bottom line growth and improve customer service, while keeping scheduled production disruption to a minimum.
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Machine-learning models capable of including external influences like weather to help build more accurate forecasts.
This improves the ability to replenish stock and maintain service levels for short lead-time items.
3. Integrated Quality Management
An end-to end quality management approach - including compliance, audits, in-process controls, positive release and traceability - to help manufacturers control and proactively analyze processes for potential problem areas.
Food and beverage producers can more easily trace quality issues to specific lots and batches, helping them to comply with food laws and regulations and avoid product recalls.
4. Process-specific key capabilities
True food & beverage specific key capabilities, such as recipe/formula functionality, lot/batch traceability, yields, by-products, shelf-life and expiration dates.
IFS Cloud continuously invests in functionality that meets the critical business requirements of food and beverage companies, while ensuring success in the extended ecosystem.
5. Operational Intelligence
Out-of-the-box food & beverage-specific lobbies, covering the end-to-end process, to help customers implement best practice, and draw their attention to actions that require immediate attention.
The food & beverage specific lobbies guide users to the most relevant screens based on role and process flow, reducing training and inefficiencies.
Industry-specific KPIs available at a glance, drawing attention to actions needed.
KPIs are usually set up after a product has been installed. But with IFS Cloud, industry standard KPIs, by process, are available as standard, saving weeks of set up time. It also means that users have access to actionable information from the outset.
Join our upcoming webinar on "Overcoming The Supply Chain Crisis Within The Food and Beverage Industry" with industry experts from Hoist. The webinar will explore industry challenges and their solutions utilising ERP and how these solutions are applied. Take advantage of this opportunity to gain valuable insights and learn from the best.
About Hoist - Hoist's co-founders and 200+ team members across the globe are comprised of a combination of previous IFS customers and IFS employees. We know what delivering exceptional service looks like, and through the use of standard methodologies, we deliver a consistent and concise product, from implementation projects to support offerings. Through multi-region and multi-language approaches, Hoist has become a Global Systems Integrator of IFS. In addition to our strong presence in Canada and the US, we have offices in UK, Netherlands, Belgium, Dubai, Colombia, Brazil, Sri Lanka, and Australia. We can deliver projects fluently in many languages including English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, and Arabic.
About IFS - IFS develops and delivers cloud enterprise software for companies around the world who manufacture and distribute goods, build and maintain assets, and manage service-focused operations. The industry expertise of our people and of our growing ecosystem, together with a commitment to deliver value at every single step, has made IFS a recognized leader and the most recommended supplier in our sector.