SAP FOR THE FOOD INDUSTRY
TAILOR-MADE DIGITAL MERCHANDISE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS
The production of food is subject to very strict rules and regulations, both in terms of hygiene in production, packaging, cold chains and transport, and in terms of permissible ingredients, compositions, shelf life and much more. Food safety is a top priority. In addition to this challenge in the processing of natural products, the food industry must cope with ever shorter product cycles, increased competition, declining brand loyalty and extremely short delivery cycles.
Digital process control systems must therefore be tailored to suit these requirements. The fkon SAP solutions for the food industry master these requirements reliably and user-friendly. Common task fields such as recipe management, goods receipt, inventory management, process optimization, compliance checks, detailed planning via a graphical planning board or ingredient and cost calculation are controlled smoothly. In addition, the intelligent digital fkon SAP merchandise management system also controls the connection of devices such as scales and organizes and structures the analysis of the natural product yield.
Additionally, and this is central for the food industry, fkon SAP applications control the areas:
SPECIFICATION AND QUALITY MANAGEMENT
BATCH MANAGEMENT AND BATCH TRACEABILITY
LABORATORY INFORMATION AND MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
fkon offers comprehensive, user-friendly and sophisticated control solutions and supports the food industry in organizing and optimizing its merchandise management and quality management system in the best possible way, especially with regard to the seasonal fluctuations of its natural products.
By digitally mapping complete production processes, including all associated phases, procedures and parameters on an SAP basis, we have been able to transform companies in the food industry into digital pioneers within the scope of numerous projects. In doing so, we go one step further: we have developed a best-practice solution that makes it possible to make all processes and standard functions such as availability, reservation and expiration management available digitally, even at specification level.
- The fkon specification management is fully integrated into the company’s purchasing, production and sales processes;
- It allows a company worldwide to define central master data, e.g. test methods or specifications, and to manage them centrally;
- The user can store any number of specifications for a product;
- These specifications are managed in the system, can be printed out or, if required, sent to customers or suppliers as PDF files;
- Customers or entire customer groups can be assigned to the individual specifications. In this way, the system stores that a particular customer has special quality requirements for a particular product;
- As part of the usage decision, the suitability of a batch is checked against all assigned specifications;
- This information is passed on in full to logistics. This means that it is then possible to carry out an availability check against the specifications during order entry or to automatically find suitable batches in the delivery.
fkon SAP LIMS
The fkon-SAP-LIMS is a Laboratory Information and Management System (LIMS System) especially developed for the process industry (food/chemical/pharmaceutical industry) and was designed to cover all requirements of a LIM system in a company and still be as user-friendly as possible.
The fkon-SAP-LIMS is realized within the SAP ERP Workbench without modifications and interfaces and is characterized by its great flexibility. Thus, it is possible to adapt the system quickly and cost-effectively to the special requirements of the respective customer.
This offers companies the possibility to replace heterogeneous system landscapes by one single LIM system which is optimally integrated in SAP ERP. Thanks to full functionality fkon-LIMS solutions offer substantial cost advantages in the medium and long term. fkon-SAP-LIMS reduces the number of control systems to one single system and thus offers several advantages.
No additional software licenses
No additional hardware platforms (maintenance costs, data backups, system stability)
Reduction of training
Reduction of throughput times
All employees of a laboratory, all of them or of a company work with a single LIMS;
All tests are performed on one system;
Reduction of manual activities;
Benefits of workflows
Using SAP technologies for automated data transfer from laboratory equipment and from production;
All test data and process data, starting with research & development up to final product inspection, are stored in one database together with all logistic data of the company;
Use of professional tools for data evaluation (KPI, Data Mining, …);
Complete data and information exchange as well as comprehensive data analysis and statistics are possible.
The LIMS solution packages only need to be purchased once per company, are independent of the number of users and do not require maintenance contracts!
Highlights of the fkon SAP LIMS!
SAP LEAN MANUFACTURING
SAP LEAN MANUFACTURING
To be able to plan a production, it is important to see the pending orders, but also to be able to estimate whether they can be completed in the desired time. We adapt SAP solutions specifically to your processes and ensure that your business runs smoothly
SAP implementation is more than a personal software installation. We analyze complex business processes, the associated applications and deliver a customized implementation project.
SAP PROCESS OPTIMIZATION
SAP PROCESS OPTIMIZATION
In order to survive in the market, companies are required to make their business areas as efficient as possible. With our expertise and the appropriate SAP solution, you can achieve production that is both on time and on demand.
SAP process optimization