This functionality has a range of important benefits for your inventory and dispatch processes, including:
Fast and accurate traceability is essential for any food producer. Software-controlled inventory management guarantees that you can quickly and easily perform a backwards trace if an issue arises after your product arrives to the customer, or a forward trace in the case of a recall situation.
Food safety and quality
In addition to the food safety benefits of traceability, inventory software ensures that perishable items are stored in the correct conditions and hit shelves quickly. This ensures that your product is fresh, free of contaminants, and at its highest quality by the time it reaches customers and end consumers.
Minimal food waste and maximum profits
Inventory management helps you manage a first-in first-out flow effectively, so that your products hit the shelves at the ideal time and have their fullest shelf-life instead of losing value or going to waste altogether.
Predicting demand and balancing stock levels
Data-driven inventory management not only provides full visibility of stock levels, it can also track and analyze the history of goods sold to forecast future demand. This information helps you to always produce the right amount of product available: enough to fulfill customer orders reliably, but not an excess that will spoil before you can sell it.
Streamlined dispatch process
An inventory system can help you plan your warehouse, so you always know where each product is located, where each product should go, where you have space to fill, etc. This saves your staff time and helps them get products on the right shelves or on the truck faster.
Outstanding visibility and communication
Good inventory software enables you to communicate with members of your supply chain and display real-time information about your products. This provides excellent visibility and insight into aspects such as food safety, shipping, and overstock issues.