Food & Beverage
Become an efficient and lean food & beverage company with the missing ingredient – a tailored software solution.
Lascom Lime PLM
Product to commercialisation management
Comprehensive quality control features
Mobile temperature monitoring
Forward/backward lot traceability
Catch weight and recipe organisation
Track allergens in raw materials & finished goods
Sage X3 provides mid-sized enterprises industry specific software solutions across the food and beverage manufacturing sector. The flexibility of the system allows for business management of the many and varied industry requirements, across every business process including manufacturing, procurement, accounting, asset management and sales & distribution in a single unified manner.
Some of the F&B Industry segments include:
Beverage manufacturers (alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks)
Grains & Flour Mills
Manufactueres of Health Food Products
All In One Suite
Sage X3 ERP, as an all in one suite, offers mid-sized enterprises, who have advanced business management information needs, who operate in the food and beverage manufacturing sector, a system that addresses the various F&B process manufacturing business information challenges. This includes challenges such as; trading electronically with majors (EDI), single and multi-site warehousing (RF warehousing), including management of lots, batches, FEFO, GS1 – 128 & SSCC labels, recipes, revisions, weigh scale integration, packaging, wet and dry goods management, and matters concerning compliance, food labelling, traceability, wastage, by-products, supplier contracts and quality control management.
Best Of Breed
The various Sage X3 ERP core system extensions provide best of breed functionality, used by leaders across the F&B industry such as Yoplait, Nestle’s Group, & Kronenbourg Brewery (Carlsberg). The Advanced Product life cycle management product (Lascom PLM), is a specialist PLM product that structures, manages, and audits product information and processes from inception through to commercialization, including managing R&D, documents, quality, compliance, carbon footprint and supplier collaborations.
The Sage X3 enterprise business management system can be extended by including the Manufacturing Execution System (MES) production management tool from Osys. The MES connector provides real time management of production performance helping management control and analyse real time data from your production facility especially useful when comparing actual production against your Sage X3 budgeted data. The MES software system helps companies better manage costs and improve productivity by optimizing the use of your production equipment and resources (work centres, machines and operators). It helps improve traceability of materials, equipment and resources and with the optional inclusion of Osys Quartis workshop equipment you have a complete MES solution.
DIMO Computerised Maintenance Management System
Unscheduled down time due to production equipment failure can be extremely detrimental to a companies reputation and ability to satisfy customer deadlines. Proper equipment maintenance can extend the economic life of your plant and equipment, and can help limit the costs associated with unscheduled down time. The Sage X3 system can be expanded to include DIMO computerised maintenance management system (CMMS) software to manage the scheduled maintenance of your plant and equipment including management of spare parts, equipment history, people resources and compliance.
The inclusion of Mapadoc EDI templates and SPS commerce to Sage X3 ERP, provides F&B manufacturers a complete EDI system, and by adding Datalinx WMS to the standard Sage X3 warehouse management system, F&B manufacturers have at their disposal an advanced RF WMS system that manages GS1-128 and SSCC labels, pallets, containers and license plates.
Sage X3 includes the depth and spread of functionality, mid-sized enterprises typically require, plus the technology to support mid-sized enterprises. The system is designed for enterprises who operate multiple plants, sites and entities and who may operate across multiple countries. The technology is Web native and supports up to and around 2,000 concurrent users with the average client site 55 system users. Companies using the system benefit from this extensive functionality and technology, and the opportunity to connect with these various best of breed system extensions.
Sage EM & HACCP
The Sage Enterprise Management quality control (QC) functionality assists companies meet their HACCP – Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points obligations. HACCP is mandated in various markets such as the USA where meat, fish and beverage manufacturers must comply with HACCP rules whilst other markets expect compliance with HACCP guidelines and obligations. Sage EM supports testing at every step in the manufacturing, storage and distribution phases for food and beverage product management whether each test is microbiological, physical or chemical hazards based.
Food and beverage producers looking to export to the USA need to be aware of the FSMA food safety modernisation act & the legislation update to the bioterrorism act 2002 which granted a preventative role to the FDA. Imported foods are controlled via a 3rd party audit system, and with genome sequencing, traceability of food poisoning causes is guaranteed. Exporters to the USA face an annual inspection to continue to be granted rights to supply food to the USA.
Built for F&B Process Manufacturing
Procession is a certified Sage Enterprise Management solution for process manufacturers, covering Research and Development, Quality Management, Safety and Handling, Customer Service, Production and Distribution.
The solution adds further functionality to Sage Enterprise Management, allowing for product recalls when necessary, farm to fork transparency, lot traceability and allergen tracking. Procession with Sage Enterprise Management is a complete solution for food and beverage manufacturers.
Lascom Product Lifecycle Management
Lascom PLM software is designed to help enterprises who develop, design, manufacture or market food and beverage products. It better manages the many and varied aspects associated with taking a product concept through to commercialisation.
Lascom Lime will help you comply with local and global regulations regarding tracking & labelling. As a Web native Cloud product lifecycle software, it will help you speed up your product launch times, while also assisting you to successfully enter new markets. Lascom Lime collects and manages data concerning a products recipes, packaging and compliance requirements, leading to more streamlined new product development processes. Lascom will help you respond faster to rapidly changing consumers tastes.
Faster and lower cost responses to changing industry conditions and buyer preferences, will help you better defend and grow your market share against competitors.
Lascom Lime PLM helps you optimise your internal processes by converting information into data that can be properly analysed and utilised with far greater certainty over data accuracy and decision making.
Over 90% of new products in the F&B space fail. Lascom Lime increases your success rate when launching new products. Lascom helps determine accurate product costing information that in turn supports price point decisions and likely market share matters that influence the viability of a new products success and contribution.
Food & Beverage segments where Lascom PLM software suits, includes; producers of pet foods, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages such beer and cider and fruit, dairy, sport, soft drink, manufacturers of convenience foods, prepared fresh and frozen meals, TV dinner, health foods, desserts, chocolates, soups and snack foods.
Product Lifecycle Management Made Simple
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- Success story – Cambell’s Soup
- Comprehensive module to drive innovation
- Electronic Document Management
- Centralise packaging specifications
- Digital mark-up and review
- USDA and CIQUAL databases
- FDA and ICNO labelling tool