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.
disassembly, and therefore need inverted (or V-shaped) BOMs. Again, few application software products can model the inverted bill, and even fewer can fully support the full operational and analytical needs stemming from this very basic requirement. There is also a need for control of output material, which means defining complicated material process flows, including by-products, co-products, waste, scrap, yield, work-off, and feed-back and recurring materials, all of which can then be the input into