ERP for the food industry


The food and beverage industry is evolving at a rapid pace. Evolution within the sector is leading the way for new business challenges and increasing competition.  No matter what type of food or beverage you’re producing, manufacturing, processing or delivering, your operations are complex and intricate.

Product developments, changing consumer trends, evolving regulations, traceability concerns, food safety management—your list of challenges can seem never ending. With so much at stake, businesses are looking at new ways to excel in the industry and one of the main solutions that keeps coming to the forefront is implementing a business management system (or ERP system) that will manage all your operations and business processes.


What is a business management solution?

A business management solution, also known as ERP (Enterprise Resource Management), is a fully integrated, real-time system that gives you the information you need to grow your business. It enables agility by collecting, connecting and streamlining information from every department and every process throughout your entire business. Managers have full visibility and traceability and can oversee operations whilst helping employees reach top productivity levels meaning efficiencies are improved organisation wide.

erp for food industry

How will a business management solution help me?

With so much at stake within the food industry you need to ensure you have the best solution for your business. You will need something that conquers complexities, adheres to ISO standards and as the cliché goes… will track every step of the process from ‘farm to fork’. With complexities such as bi-directional ingredient tracking, expiration tracking and control, lot tracking, product origin, batch warehouse management, traceability, integrated EDI and automated carry-through costings, a generic ERP just won’t cut it.

What you need is a tailored ERP for the food manufacturing industry, one that will give you the customisations you need to grow alongside your business, your requirements and needs and an overall modular solution that will allow you to build and expand as needed.

With a tailored solution, you can unlock automation, increase efficiency, enhance visibility and traceability, meet quality assurance demands and maximise performance in your operation—so you can deliver quality food and meet customer demand easily.


Food manufacturing for private label

As private label is increasingly becoming a must-have for retailers, the complexity that manufacturers are facing to meet that demand is also growing. These complex requirements dictate the need for an ERP system that goes beyond just basic accounting software.

Herbst’s fully integrated solutions help private label manufacturers manage their unique operations all within a centralised and streamlined system with full traceability and quality assurance, meaning your company can bring its products to market faster and more cost efficiently.


Benefits of Herbst software in the food industry

At Herbst, we have hundreds of food manufacturing clients currently using our customised solutions with specialised capabilities and functionalities that will suit all business needs.

Some key features you can take advantage of:


Food for thought

Whether you are general food manufacturing, private label or produce your own line of prepared food or speciality items, our food manufacturing software will support your unique requirements in the areas of product development, production, inventory, quality, costing, ISO standards of traceability and compliance, scheduling, and warehousing.

At Herbst Software, we know we are a cut above the rest when it comes to future proofing your food and beverage manufacturing company. With our off the shelf customisable solutions, we make implementing ERP easy and will act as the bedrock upon which you can build a better version of your business.


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