7 Questions to Ask when Picking an ERP Provider Yourself
If you’re a non-IT professional exploring the realm of ERP software for the first time, or looking to replace an underperforming system, the...Read More
If you’re a non-IT professional exploring the realm of ERP software for the first time, or looking to replace an underperforming system, the journey ahead probably fills you with fear and trepidation.
Even the most diligent producer is bound to get the cold sweats from a compliance overhaul announcement affecting their industry. Even more so if you’re a start-up with limited experience, a small business with limited staff, or a specialist producer whose processes are a tad more complex than the mainstream.
One key element that differentiates businesses utilising BI (Business Intelligence) technology from the rest, is the reduced amount of time it takes them to make a purchasing or other stock change decision.
Using accurate analytics of detailed data you're able to forecast trends before they happen and plan your cash flow to act more quickly and take advantage of purchasing opportunities.
Topics: Business Intelligence
Seasonality affects all Food and Beverage businesses whether you're importing, exporting, buying or selling locally or abroad. As seasonal competition in the industry grows ever fiercer, every penny of profit counts.
But what are the main problems with seasonality and how can a software module take most of those headaches away?
Topics: Business Intelligence
Cloud Computing is an on-demand access to shared servers, software and data using the Internet. The user accesses the cloud using any type of device (PC, Laptop, Smart Phone, iPad) that runs a web browser.
Are you planning on cooking up a storm for the family over the summer holidays? Whether you’re planning on sticking to the seasonal favourites or have decided to be a bit more experimental, your quest will most likely begin with a recipe book or a website.
Food and beverage warehouse managers are shouldering an increasingly heavy burden when it comes to food safety regulations. Those processing perishables - such as fresh food and drinks - have had to up their game significantly. The pressure is coming from multiple directions: regulatory bodies, wholesale customers, and consumers.
Food and beverage producers are some of the businesses hit the hardest by the UK's complex and constantly changing regulations on packaging waste. Thinking of one of the pivotal items in a British kitchen, a box of tea, it’s not difficult to see why. There’s the tea bag within a paper wrapper, stacked together in a carton package, wrapped in a foil bag, packaged in a cardboard box that, finally, gets covered in cellophane.
In recent months the value of the pound has fallen significantly, and it is not expected to recover for some time. This of course makes life easier for exporters. On the other hand, it creates difficulties for importers of raw materials. Their costs have risen, and there are knock-on effects for wholesalers and distributors who are also on the receiving end of price rises.
The Food Industry is a massive contributor to the UK’s economy, adding almost as much value as the Aerospace and Automotive sectors combined. There are over 6,600 businesses employing over 400,000 people, and 96% of these companies are micro to medium sized.