"The meat industry" traditionally supported by enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions has expanded into "the protein industry," which includes several non-meat sectors. This is in response to consumer demand for healthier alternatives to beef (for example, bison, elk, emu, or venison). The protein industry also includes the manufacture of pet food, which has essentially the same ERP requirements.
This industry requires specialized ERP functionality to address its concerns, including, for example, traceability, shelf-life management, and containerization.
This white paper outlines 10 key features to consider when evaluating and selecting an ERP system for process manufacturing that will address the specific challenges of the protein and meat-processing industry.
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