Food and beverage manufacturers rely on information technology to meet market demands. However, food is one market where most enterprise applications show a number of "fatal flaws"—capabilities whose omission can impede operations to the extent of complete failure.
varying item counts, from batch to batch. The software has to support dual weights and measures in multiple global metrics for accurate tracking of inventory, case, batch, and lot catchweight, so that customer invoices reflect true costs and accurate pricing. Industry-specific non-linear UOM calculations, including Brix, flour percentage, parts per, spray dry, milk solids, and active units, are other must-haves. The underlying system should also let food companies optimize profitable yields—such as