All food manufacturing businesses want to improve their efficiencies through automated processes, and as a growing market, the bakery industry is no exception. This year, bakery manufacturing industry is estimated to have a market size of $2.6bn.

An Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system allows the flow of data between company processes, streamlining operations and providing one single source of truth by linking all areas of the business. This makes it a valuable tool for managing and optimising processes in a bakery of any size. By using an ERP system, like MYOB Advanced, bakery owners can streamline procedures, reduce waste and increase production. Here are some ways that an ERP can be used in bakery production.

Recipe Management & Quality Control

An ERP system can be used to manage recipes for a variety of baked products. This can include tracking ingredient quantities and costs, as well as recording the steps involved in the baking process. By using an ERP system to manage recipes, your bakery can ensure consistency in your products and make adjustments to recipes as needed. MYOB Advanced Business has integrated quality management features that can help bakery owners to track product quality, including batch numbers, expiration dates, and product recalls. This ensures that all products that leave your premises meeting quality standards and any issues can be quickly identified and addressed.

Production Planning

An ERP system can be used to plan production schedules based on demand forecasts, ingredient availability, and other factors. This can help to ensure that the bakery is producing the right amount of each product at the right time, minimizing waste and reducing costs. An ERP system can help bakery owners to plan and schedule production based on sales data and inventory levels. This ensures that the bakery can meet customer demand efficiently, and minimize waste and downtime.

Inventory Management

With an ERP system, bakery owners can effectively manage inventory levels by tracking ingredient usage and ordering supplies based on demand. This can include raw materials, such as flour, sugar, and yeast, as well as finished products, such as bread, cakes, and pastries. By tracking inventory levels, this ensures that there is no wastage or shortage of ingredients. An ERP can also assist with predicted demand, and can create purchase orders automatically, which helps to ensure that your bakery can meet customer demand.

Sales, Order and Customer Management

An ERP system can be used to manage all your customer data. This can include order history, as well as tracking order status, managing delivery schedules, and generating invoices. Using a system like this means you can ensure that orders are fulfilled on time and accurately, leading to increased customer satisfaction. There’s also scope to create personalised promotions and tailor offers to meet your customer preferences.

Financial Management

An ERP system can be used to manage financial data, including accounts payable, accounts receivable, general ledger and payroll. This can help to streamline accounting processes and provide insights into the financial health of your bakery. This ensures that the bakery operates efficiently, and cash flow is managed effectively.

Supply Chain Management

An ERP system can help bakery owners to manage their supply chain, including vendor relationships and logistics. This ensures that ingredients and supplies are delivered on time, and any issues are quickly identified and resolved.

Want To Know More?

Acacia has more than 30 years of providing business process management solutions to businesses, with experience delivering ERP systems within the bakery industry and understanding the many facets of the production process. Our focus is on optimising and improving the operations of your business. If you are interested in finding out how Acacia can help your business, please contact us to find out more.