In the context of the industry 4.0, rationalizing productive processes represents a key activity to reach and safeguard competitive advantages, especially for all those companies operating in the Food & Beverage industry.
One of the processes that needs to be carefully redesigned is the Sales & Operation Planning (S&OP) process. Differently from the most traditional productive contexts, companies in the F&B need to pay particular attention to factors such as the perishability of products and ingredients, and therefore to carefully plan inventory and stock levels.
Important information such as those regarding seasonal trends in demand, and/or the impact promotional and price levels could have on produced quantities, need to be strongly integrated in the planning process, both for medium/long term plans and for operational plans. At the same time, monitoring activities over production lines need to be accurate and capable of supplying timely feedback to ensure minimum response time to changes in stock objectives.
With its Food&Beverage solution, already adopted by several important name in the industry, sedApta is the ideal partner for companies that need to face this change management processes.
The proposed case shows how the sedApta Suite was adopted by a company in the Food&Beverage industry that specialize in the treatment of dry fruit, highlighting which are the benefits that stemmed from this strategic choice.
Guided by the consultants of sedApta’s partner companies, the customer started a project for the analysis of internal processes, which identified four main requirements for the new process to be:
To implement a system capable to satisfy these requirements, the as-is system has been analyzed and the main technological shortcomings have been identified. In particular, the gaps found related to:
Following this analysis, different tools of the sedApta Suite have been identified to be integrated to the company ERP as to cover the functional gaps previously highlighted. In particular:
Implementing the sedApta solution has brought to the company several benefits, such as: