Food Distribution Companies provide food and non food products to restaurants, cafeterias, industrial caters, hospitals and more. Usually food distribution services are used as an agent or middle man to chefs, food and beverage managers, independent business owners, corporate businesses and ultimately anyone who uses food and beverages. Your job in tales everything from storing to selling to delivering food all over. So finding a software provider that can help make your job easier and more time efficient will prove to be invaluable.
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Key Points to look for in Food Distribution Software
Tracking: In the food industry the need to track everything from when you receive to when you distribute is crucial, a software program that allows you to track each item individually can be crucial – epically if there is the need for a recall. You will be able to see exactly where the food came from and where it went. Another example is expiration tracking, All foods have an expiration date so having the ability to track expiration dates can prevent you using foods that are out of date, as well as clear up room in your warehouse or kitchen by automatically tracking when your food items are no longer in date.
Delivery Management: Delivery Management can offer route tracking and procedures for picking the best route’s for delivery giving you faster delivery times. You also need to incorporate special transportation requirements like refrigeration and handling care which can be organised with delivery management software.
Inventory Management: Managing your inventory with stock tracking via reports that can display your stock levels or current and expected stock. This can help you save time and money by better tracking how quickly your stock moves and improve on how frequently you order something and the quantities you need.
Ingredient Tracking: Being involved in the manufacturing as well as the distribution means you need to account for two different types of stock. Having the ability to track the ingredients that you use to create your products, as well as the finished items will make this task much easier.
Benefits of Food Management Software
Among the above points, another benefit is having access to all of your business information in the one place. It is convent and efficient making everything as easy as possible for you and your staff to look after every aspect of the business.
Having a comprehensive list of all the suppliers you use for your food and non-food items is going to make it much easier for you to place orders and look up old ones. If you have the ability to categorise your list this too will help cut down time in searching for suppliers details & orders.
The same goes for clients or customers. Categorising your customers based on location or size, however categorising your customers on how much money they spend with you is a great way of seeing who could use extra attention or what customers could benefit from additional information.
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