Overcome food + beverage pain points with ERP

In this blog we look at the pain points faced by Food and Beverage Manufacturers, and show you how to overcome them.

Read on to discover the best software solution that directly addresses all the unique challenges food and beverage manufacturers and wholesalers are faced with.

You have challenges. We have solutions.

In a fast-paced and competitive market, staying ahead requires more than just a basic accounting software.

This is where BusinessHub steps in.

We work with food and beverage manufacturers to help enhance production output by simplifying manufacturing processes, ensuring quality assurance, enforcing compliance, and fostering innovation.

We achieve this by implementing MYOB Advanced – offering tailored features and functionalities to overcome the unique challenges faced by food and beverage manufacturers.

By implementing an ERP solution tailored to the specific needs of your food and beverage manufacturing business, you can overcome these pain points, streamline operations, improve efficiency, and enhance overall business performance.

Below you will find some of the key pain points felt by those in the food and beverage sector and an overview of how they can be overcome by implementing a cloud EPP solution like MYOB Advanced.


Inventory Management

Maintaining optimal inventory levels while minimising wastage and stockouts can be a significant challenge for food and beverage manufacturers. Inaccurate inventory data, manual tracking processes, and lack of visibility can lead to inefficiencies. An ERP system provides real-time inventory visibility, automates inventory tracking, and incorporates tools such as demand forecasting and material requirements planning (MRP). This helps optimise inventory levels, reduce carrying costs, improve order fulfillment, and minimize stockouts or overstocking.


Recipe and Formula Management

Food and beverage manufacturers often deal with complex recipes and formulas, including ingredient variations, allergen considerations, and nutrition information. Managing this information manually or through disparate systems can be error-prone and time-consuming. An ERP solution with recipe and formula management capabilities allows you to centralize and standardise your product recipes. It facilitates accurate ingredient tracking, allergen management, and nutritional analysis. This streamlines product development, ensures consistency, and helps meet labeling requirements.


Supply Chain Management

The food and beverage industry often deals with complex supply chains involving multiple suppliers, distributors, and retailers. Managing this complexity can be challenging, leading to issues such as supply chain disruptions, inventory inefficiencies, and delays. An ERP system offers supply chain management capabilities, including demand forecasting, procurement automation, inventory optimisation, and logistics management. It helps streamline the supply chain, improves visibility, and facilitates efficient coordination with suppliers and distributors.


Compliance with Regulatory

The Australian food and beverage industry is subject to stringent regulations and quality standards. Ensuring compliance with food safety regulations, labeling requirements, and traceability can be demanding. An ERP solution with built-in quality control and compliance modules helps manage regulatory compliance by automating processes, capturing necessary data, and providing traceability throughout the supply chain. It enables accurate record-keeping, supports recall management, and simplifies compliance reporting.


Traceability and Recall

In the event of a product recall or quality issue, quick and accurate traceability is vital for food and beverage manufacturers. Tracking ingredients, batches, and shipments can be complex, especially without a centralised system. An ERP solution with traceability features provides end-to-end visibility across the supply chain, allowing you to trace the origin of ingredients, monitor product flow, and track shipments. In case of a recall, it enables efficient recall management by identifying affected batches, notifying relevant stakeholders, and streamlining the recall process.


Production Planning and Scheduling

Efficient production planning is crucial for food and beverage manufacturers to meet customer demand, optimise resource utilisation, and minimise production costs. Manual planning and scheduling can be challenging, leading to production bottlenecks, delays, and poor resource allocation. An ERP system offers production planning and scheduling modules that integrate demand forecasting, capacity planning, and shop floor control. It enables optimised production schedules, better resource allocation, and improved visibility into production processes.


Reporting and Analytics

Effective reporting and analytics are crucial for data-driven decision-making and continuous improvement. Manually generating reports from disparate systems or spreadsheets can be time-consuming and prone to errors. An ERP system offers comprehensive reporting and analytics capabilities, providing real-time insights into key performance indicators (KPIs), production metrics, inventory levels, and financial data. This enables better decision-making, identifies areas for improvement, and supports strategic planning.

BusinessHub can help

Compliance and traceability are paramount in the food and beverage industry, where regulations and standards constantly evolve. By implementing MYOB Advanced, our team will empower you with end-to-end traceability, enabling you to track every ingredient, batch, and supplier, ensuring compliance and maintaining product integrity.

Say goodbye to manual record-keeping and hello to a streamlined and audit-ready system.

A Complete Solution

Why settle for a one-size-fits-all solution when you can have an ERP system that understands the intricacies of your industry? With MYOB Advanced, you gain a comprehensive suite of tools and capabilities that address the specific pain points of your business. From inventory management and production planning to traceability, compliance, and quality control, MYOB Advanced provides the edge you need to thrive.

Compliance + Traceability

Compliance and traceability are paramount in the food and beverage industry, where regulations and standards constantly evolve. MYOB Advanced empowers you with end-to-end traceability, enabling you to track every ingredient, batch, and supplier, ensuring compliance and maintaining product integrity. Say goodbye to manual record-keeping and hello to a streamlined and audit-ready system.

Real-time Visibility

Imagine having real-time visibility into your inventory, ensuring that you always have the right ingredients on hand and minimizing waste. Picture streamlining your production processes, optimizing resource allocation, and meeting customer demand with precision. With MYOB Advanced, these dreams become a reality.

Quality Control

Quality control is non-negotiable when it comes to your brand’s reputation. MYOB Advanced equips you with powerful tools to conduct thorough quality tests, manage non-conformances, and address product recalls swiftly. Delivering consistent, high-quality products has never been easier.

Make better decisions. Faster.

MYOB Advanced arms you with real-time data insights, customisable reports, and dashboards that help you identify trends, spot opportunities, and make informed business decisions. Other benefits include:


Improved efficiency and productivity

Streamlined processes, reduced manual work, and automation of routine tasks.


Enhanced inventory management

Accurate stock levels, reduced waste, and optimised purchasing.

Compliance and traceability

Meeting regulatory requirements, tracking ingredients and materials from supplier to end product.

Better decision-making

Real-time data insights, forecasting, and reporting to make informed business decisions.


Ability to handle growing operations and adapt to changing business needs.

Seamless integration

Integration with other systems, such as CRM, eCommerce, and third-party applications.


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