We’ve all heard the term “business sustainability” being thrown around in business articles these past few years.
But what does it mean actually?
Business sustainability means having to do business operations that increases positive impact on both the environment and society or, at least in one of those areas.
In this post-pandemic era, large enterprises are rapidly improving their business to include a “sustainability model”.
Meanwhile society too, nowadays tend to purchase and source items from companies that emphasize on the factors of sustainability.
It is now more imperative than ever for food and drink businesses to consider sustainability as part of your long-term business strategy.
In doing so, you will get to improve supply and demand planning whilst increase organizational effectiveness.
Here’s how an ERP system could help your food and drink business with sustainability and contribute to the protection of our environment today:
1. ERP establishes good inventory management practices
Your food and drink business can eliminate paper-based record keeping and reduce labor intensive energy.
Stock taking processes can be automated, tabulated and reported in such a way that it removes inventory complexities.
To add, you can confidently keep track of FEFO (first expired, first out) product and be on top of important dates such as expiry dates and stock in/out dates.
2. ERP introduces lean manufacturing and avoids overproduction
Sometimes you may find that you over-stockpiled certain raw food materials due to wrong estimation of future demand.
Lean manufacturing using ERP enables your food business to accurately forecast for the future, define stock levels, access historical sales data, and automate your stock reordering.
All these minimizes overproduction and avoid wasted resources in your operations.
3. ERP aides in reducing resource wastage
According to the World Economic Forum (WEF), around 931 million tonnes of food go to waste each year.
Having an ERP system implemented massively helps food and drink-based businesses to minimise waste and over production of perishable goods through real-time inventory analytics.
Not limited to food waste, ERP system can also minimise storage waste, production waste as well as reduce labour energy.
4. ERP streamlines delivery and distribution
ERP software can help you arrange your distribution successfully by centralising all the information your food business require.
A platform like this also aids in the scheduling of deliveries, taking into consideration the fastest and most efficient routes – all of which adds to decreased use of fossil fuels, as well as time and cost savings.
At every stage of production – having an efficient ERP system implemented in your food business ensures that rigorous compliance and practices are followed strictly.
Focusing on green sustainability will also pave the way for your business to register a lower impact on the carbon footprint scale; which is always a positive aspect.
Enterpryze’s cloud solutions help you to do just that.
This is done through our all-in-one business management software that centralizes your operational data and allows you to streamline all supply chain activities in your adventure towards greater sustainability.
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