Consumer packaged goods manufacturers have to measure the most important metric of all: orders delivered on time, in full. To accomplish this requires sophisticated inventory management and optimization tools for the consumer goods supply chain.
constantly having to record stock issues. Many ingredients will be fed from bulk tanks or silos, and the ERP system must therefore support vendor-managed inventory (VMI), shelf life management, inventory locations and zones (for example, to segregate organic materials from chemicals, or to accommodate differing ambiance temperature requirements), bulk stock handling, line side stock locations, and backflushing. Throughout the entire process, the system must maintain full product traceability, with