This industry has its fair share of challenges to contend with which make it important to choose a software package that is flexible enough to meet requirements. It is critical for food wholesalers to have a concise and complete view of all departments of the business, while unique features such as shelf life and integrated warehouse management can help to simplify tedious processes and improve efficiency.
Below we take a closer look at just 4 of the many features in Intact iQ that will benefit those in the food distribution industries.
Intact iQ can manage an array of business setups, so you don’t need to conform to a process that isn’t suitable for your business. From intercompany trading, to multiple branches with interbranch transfers or even single locations with multiple stock sites, it is possible to track your stock both in and out while also triggering the movement of stock based on the demand. Consignment and call-off stock can be handled within the system and the invoicing can be automated to the specific customer requirement.
Shelf life and best before date management
We understand that total visibility and command over perishable stock is vitally important for the success of your business. Efficient handling of shelf life stock with Intact iQs excellent functionality ensuring shelf life and best before dates are considered from receipt through to storage, allocation and dispatch. Rotation and replenishment of stock is made simple and deeper functionality provides items such as the ability to allocate to a specific customer or group of customers based on their shelf life requirement.
Intact iQ has leading traceability functionality that will satisfy the most stringent of audit requirements. Have full visibility of all batch transactions as they move through the business; goods received, stock locations, allocations and deliveries; all transactions can be easily viewed in a reliable, auditable trail. Allocate stock from specific batches based on FIFO, expiry date or shelf life as the business demands. Traceability is ingrained in the Intact iQ solution, allowing not only more effective management of stock but enhanced profitability reporting.
One of the most important reasons to use a modern software system is its flexibility to cater for unique requirements in your industry. Intact iQ is equipped to offer catchweight management, which is important to food distributors who sell in varying sizes and formats. This helps to predict profit and provides an effective metric by which to measure costs.
Intact iQ is a comprehensive Enterprise Resource Planning software package which is supplied, implemented and supported by the team here at Blue Rock Systems. Intact iQ is one of the most modern and configurable applications available, emerging as a system of choice in the food and beverage wholesale and distribution markets.
The powerful traceability features within the software naturally lends itself to this marketplace while Blue Rock’s decades of experience ensures that installations are not only managed and implemented correctly but fully supported for the years to come.
Partnership with Erudus
One of Blue Rock’s core values is supplying our customers with the single version of the truth that comes from having a fully integrated ERP system. Erudus provides the food industry’s collaborative solution to sharing product data. Manufacturers share product data with Erudus, covering product attributes from barcode and allergens to microbiological standards and nutrition, creating a central pool of information which can then be accessed by wholesalers and caterers.
This partnership will be of huge benefit to Blue Rock customers. The initial development will provide integration from our ecommerce solution to Erudus, to provide buyers and consumers with a fuller picture of the product that they are enquiring about. This will then be extended to integrate directly into the back office systems that Blue Rock supplies, giving operators the ability to provide a fuller level of customer service. Read more about our integration with Erudus on their website https://erudus.com/blue-rock-systems-integration-partnership/