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Traceability Challenges for Manufacturers of Sauces and Dressings

Manufacturers must consider the versatility of sauces and dressings when planning their production. Manufacturers benefit from multiple revenue streams when they sell their products, which gives them flexibility. For example, a manufacturer may sell the same sauce directly to supermarkets, in bulk to food service outlets or for use in prepared packaged foods. Manufacturers can then benefit from more revenue streams, making them less reliant on individual buyers.  

Making various sauces in one kitchen can benefit sauces and dressings companies. The challenge of traceability in the sauces and dressings industry, however, is not only limited to sauce ingredients. It also keeps track of every type of dressing that leaves your facility. 

What challenges do sauce and dressing manufacturers face regarding traceability?  

Food manufacturers are now seeking farm-to-fork traceability because they need to ensure that all their stakeholders in the supply chain have complete “bi-directional” visibility: they must be able to trace backwards from their customers and forwards from their suppliers. 

Sauce and dressing manufacturers must keep track of the many ingredients they use. Food manufacturers are now seeking farm-to-fork traceability because they need to ensure that all their stakeholders in the supply chain have complete “bi-directional” visibility: they must be able to trace backwards from their customers and forwards from their suppliers. In their products and a large number of shipments leaving their factory. If an end consumer falls ill after consuming one of their products, they must track down the compromised batch and ingredients which have caused the problem as quickly as possible.  

Without proper traceability arrangements in place, finding the source of an issue can take weeks, causing untold financial and reputational damage while shipments are suspended and items recalled. This is especially acute for sauce and dressings manufacturers because their supply chains contain so many branches, making manufacturers arguably the most crucial part of the entire supply chain from a traceability point of view. If they can’t quickly identify substandard ingredients, the batches they affect and where else these batches have been delivered, every stakeholder from farms to retailers is in trouble.  

Sauce manufacturers need to prove that they can trace every batch of their products back to the supplier. Retailers, restaurants, and other food service providers will not do business with a company that cannot provide this information. Larger retailers require that companies pass mock audits before agreeing to any deal, while regulators continue to tighten food safety rules.  

How Can Sauces and Dressings Manufacturers Achieve Full Traceability?  

Fortunately, Acumatica ERP can help manufacturers of food and beverage products to track ingredients and their origins. The solution tightens data collection, digitizes processes, and integrates information from various sources into a single database. Manufacturing benefits from a single source of truth when they use this approach, enabling them to gain end-to-end traceability. 

Our Acumatica Food & Beverage ERP solution is designed to give food businesses complete visibility over their supply chains. Acumatica’s advanced traceability features include:  

  • Bi-directional tracking of ingredients and products  
  • the functionality of the recall system  
  • Quality control  
  • lot tracking  
  • Managing allergens  
  • Quality control and audits  
  • Maintenance to prevent problems  
  • Integration with GS1 standards and blockchain technology is simple.  
Food and beverage businesses can benefit from software designed to help manage inventory and other essential aspects of the company.  

Early in a business’s life cycle, employees likely use pen and paper or essential bookkeeping software to collect data, record transactions and track performance. But today’s companies must contend with the operator’s messy handwriting or finding the correct spreadsheet version—creating problems for them.  

ERP software provides everything you need to modernize and get past the growing pains of your organization:  
  • There is no common source of truth; answers to critical questions can vary depending on the person or organization providing them.  
  • Decreasing yield and increasing waste can cause significant harm to a company.  
  • Improper delivery can lead to customer dissatisfaction.  
  • Short forecasting leads to overly cautious inventory retention and reduced capital.  
  • Maintenance of on-premise hardware can be expensive and time-consuming.  
  • Food safety emergencies and recalls can create a sense of uncertainty.  

Food Acumatica ERP software can help you future-proof your operations by streamlining your supply chain, automating your business processes, and giving you the tools to revolutionize your workforce. Let’s explore these features next.  

Our sauces, dressings and marinades are formulated to match the highest quality standards. Whatever your formulation needs, we have the solutions to help you better manage, measure consistency, and analyze yield for moisture, temperature, and quality in real-time.