Microsoft Dynamics GP for the Food and Beverage Industry
The food and beverage industry faces unique challenges, especially with the production and distribution of non-durable goods and the business processes that support those operations. For food and beverage manufacturers to successfully accommodate growth, they must acquire the business management tools that allow them to build and enforce better business processes across the organization.
Through ERP, food manufacturers can achieve reduced errors, greater efficiency, greater employee accountability, standardization across numerous sites and facilities, and the ability to analyze the operations in various dimensions.
This philosophy to adopt best practices for growth allows food manufacturers to identify and remove bottlenecks as they take on more business.
A client of ours, Volpi Foods, Inc. (Volpi Foods), was able to achieve these benefits and more while doubling their operational capacity with Microsoft Dynamics GP and Turnkey Technologies, Inc.
Defined Business Processes
Experiencing rapid growth and managing an employee count of 175, Volpi Foods needed accountability and autonomy among its employees. We helped them define and optimize their critical business processes, integrated with workflow approvals, and implemented Dynamics GP around their growth initiatives. We provide ongoing consulting to Volpi as they continue to expand automation and functionality.
Efficient Purchasing and Delivery
With a growing number of incoming shipments and large amounts of non-durable items in their products, the purchasing department was challenged managing numerous deliveries within sensitive timeframes.
With Dynamics GP, their order and delivery information is organized and accurate on one platform to support quality production needs. Better Requisition Management, integrated with Workflow in GP, means employees can order materials necessary to run the business and send out the approval workflows without disrupting their tasks.
Significant Time Savings in Reporting
Migrating off of Excel spreadsheets, which were separated in tabs by week, enables the Volpi team to utilize decision-focused SmartLists using SmartList Builder within Dynamics GP to compare information between many departments and production lines, saving them 4-8 hours per week in the purchasing and receiving departments alone.
Read the full case study for a more detailed look at the benefits of Microsoft Dynamics GP for the Food and Beverage industry.