Inventory Management Software For Beef Processor
Inventory Management Software For Beef Processor
Inventory management is a proven path to business revenue and productivity. Each year, countless number of small businesses search for better ways to improve this business process. Some large companies invest big dollars in refining their inventory control processes, yet there are many mom-and-pop shops that still manage with the humble, but ineffective, paper method.
A family-owned and operated meat processor, that processes, sells and distributes USDA organic products, was stuck managing all of its products on pen and paper. Seeing the lack of communication and effective inventory management, the owners searched for a solution to tackle their meat processing needs.
Let’s delve into their inventory dilemma and our inventory solution:
Complex Inventory Needs
The ranch owners were looking to streamline their inventory control; however until now, they had manually managed all inventory counts. Because of their specific industry, USDA and government regulations needed to be followed, thus they had to track much more than a simple inventory count. The additional solution specifics included: the date and time of the processing, the person who processed it, and even down to the specific cow.
To Match Company Growth
At the time, their business was seeing a growth spurt, their processing plant at full capacity – running 7 days a week – and they were in talks of farming out some meat processes to other plants. The owners told us they employed barcodes on some products, however, the barcodes were not being effectively utilized–they were only a couple of step away from an inventory solution.
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Why Flowtrac Software For Inventory Solution
Because of the many requirements of the USDA, the software solution was more complex than other scenarios. The intricacies pointed to the inventory management software: FlowTrac. The software had many capabilities to match the necessary USDA regulations. Here are the capabilities we thought would benefit the family-owned beef processor:
Access: Anywhere Anytime
As a browser-based software, FlowTrac, allows anyone with access to the internet to update inventory. Because of the software’s cloud or web functionality, the meat processor had access to its processing plants all in one system.
Inventory Tracking: From Start to Exit
It is important that meat products – especially USDA organic items – can be traced back to its place of origin. Because they dealt with processing meat, their inventory software needed to factor in the product changes within their plant. With FlowTrac’s unique software, the beef processor could track the inventory movements within the plant – not just the item’s exit.
Reducing Errors and Waste
An added bonus was uncovered when they realized that errors, from warehouse workers picking incorrect lots of meat, could be easily resolved. Therefore, making sure whichever packages came in first, also left first – reducing the amount of spoilage due to expiration.
FlowTrac: Flexible Solution For Many Industries
FlowTrac’s management system brings unique features to match a dynamic inventory warehouse, such as this meat processor. The software was a perfect for this company and industry, however, FlowTrac can easily apply to a simple in-and-out inventory warehouse. The inventory software is flexible and easy to customize – a perfect match for small to mid- sized businesses, but at a lower cost of investment than other options in the field.
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