Essential Guide to ERP for Bakeries

August 8, 2011
Whether you are in the process of re-evaluating your existing ERP application or looking to replace your existing spreadsheets, it’s important to focus on applications with strong capabilities to support your unique requirements, so that you don’t have to change the way your business operates.

This practical guide links many of the unique business processes for the bakery industry to specific software capabilities available in processed-based ERP solutions. Case study references provide insight into the capabilities needed to successfully manage by-products and co-products, variability of ingredients, and finished products and processes. It also addresses how the right ERP solution can significantly improve product costing, production predictability, and scalability, as well as handle compliance issues related to tracking and traceability.

Whether your business processes include baking bread for distribution in retail grocery stores or serving at a school, making buns for a fast food chain, or creating exquisite desserts for restaurants, this ERP Essentials guide is for you. To further assist in your ERP evaluation process, a checklist of
specific capabilities is provided for use during the solution evaluation process.
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Ed Govett
Good article! As a unbiased consultant who does ERP selections, this is a good review of key differentiators between tradtional discrete process models versus food backery processes.
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