Fuuz® for Food and Beverage Businesses
Food and Beverage businesses must comply with both stringent regulatory compliance and customer-facing requirements. This can make it difficult for food and beverage companies to find a solution that meets their needs.
6 Ways the Fuuz Platform Helps Food and Beverage Companies Succeed
Fuuz is so flexible and configurable that there’s no requirement you cannot satisfy. No matter what you need to track and report, from product traceability to lot control and quality control, you can do that with Fuuz.
Fuuz is the First Anything Platform as a Service (xPaaS)
Here’s the Fuuz solution explained in five steps.
xPaaS can be aPaaS
Fuuz’s xPaaS (anything you need your platform to be) is also an Application Platform as a Service (aPaaS) for rapid app development.
Fuuz customers can access a library of pre-built, reusable code components and tools that accelerate development time for IT teams.
Fuuz has no-code, low-code editors, like Screen Designer, so business and sales teams can create business intelligence dashboards, documents, and more.
Fuuz Infrastructure as a Service (iPaaS) provides structural tools that give IT Administrators a jump start on building the infrastructure exactly the way they want it without starting from scratch on Amazon Web Service (AWS), Microsoft Azure, or other hosting platforms.
Fuuz implementations take days or weeks. Not at all like a standard ERP implementation that can take months, even years.
Fuuz for the Global Economy
We understand that your customers are demanding and need you to be agile and change processes or integrations on the fly, this is exactly what Fuuz provides. Your team can be trained to leverage the platform or rely on our integrators to help you eliminate the need to worry about this part of your business so you can focus more on your bottom line in today’s globally connected economy.
Fuuz Workflow Routings for Process Manufacturers
Fuuz Platform solutions are designed to handle the real-time, traceable receipt and processing requirements for customer-supplied products. This includes raw ingredients and semi-finished products that go to a distributor channel.
After set-up, the Fuuz Platform will upload the right workflow for a particular customer’s product and then automatically route that product through your facility for processing.
Fuuz for Traceability
Here’s a short list of what food and beverage processing companies can do with Fuuz.
Get an accurate perspective on capacity. This enables your sales and scheduling teams to provide more accurate information to customers and set proper expectations.
Get the flexibility you need to manage things like minimum charges, expedited orders, and the type of shipping service required to expedite delivery.
Connect your equipment to the Fuuz Platform to track and monitor all processes. The data is captured electronically, so the generation of customer-required process certifications can be done with a couple of mouse clicks — at any point in your process.
Fuuz Automates Process Monitoring
You can monitor anything with Fuuz. Just set up the workflow you want, and Fuuz will automatically track it, capturing data and automatically sharing it with those who need it. Here’s a quick look at some of the processes Fuuz helps customers monitor.
Measure how much profit you have left over after variable operating costs (such as wages, materials, operations, administrative costs, etc.) and before paying taxes or interest. Fuuz provides accurate and real-time data needed to assess the business operating margin.
Keep maintenance and operational costs down by preventing unplanned downtime. Fuuz reduces this cost with production monitoring that reports the preventive maintenance needed to keep equipment and plant floor machines up and running.
Understand the volume of products your facilities produce, eliminate bottlenecks in your manufacturing processes, and understand your capacity to produce.
See how much of your products are produced as planned. A consistent throughput but lower overall yield could indicate that one of your machines or processes may be underperforming.
Measure how often you cycle through your current inventory over a set time. The higher your inventory turnover, the more product you can sell.
Get insight into the percentage of all orders you ship on time and in full. Fuuz helps help food processors balance the inventory they need on hand with the ability to fill orders on time. All while monitoring the state of perishable items.
Distribution Cost as a Percent of Revenue
Product distribution is a big expense. Fuuz monitors the costs, tracking them as a percentage of total revenue or in whatever way you prefer. With visibility into the high distribution costs, process manufacturers can intervene when the costs increase.
How Fuuz Helped a Food and Beverage Manufacturer Succeed.
This manufacturer and supplier of private-label and branded spices in North America began working with Fuuz in 2017. The company had replaced its legacy enterprise resource planning (ERP) software and implemented a new solution with Plex.
The management team felt they had lost some of the customizations they were accustomed to, and they also identified several functional gaps. The Plex implementation team recommended the Fuuz applications platform to fill those gaps.
Key Success Factors
- Deliver a parcel shipping integration for the business’s hundreds of daily shipments.
- Integrate with various shipping carriers and automate the creation of shipping labels using Fuuz’s pre-built Transportation and Logistics module.
- Connect and integrate the customer’s UPS WorldShip, and FedEx accounts with its ERP, Plex.
- Build an integration solution (IIoT) for their plant equipment, including weigh scales and handheld scanners.
- Create a custom app to enhance productivity with handheld devices for plant floor workers.
- Build custom user interfaces using an applications programming interface (API) that integrates with the customer’s Plex ERP. This resolved the customer’s concern that their ERP interface with the shop floor wasn’t intuitive and didn’t meet their needs or standards.
- Create additional device-agnostic native API integrations with third–party vendors, streamlining the customer’s internal processes, reducing errors, and lowering overhead.
Fuuz has worked with major original equipment (OE) food and beverage clients. We have the platform technology and the know-how to provide the perfect solution, meeting the needs of your business today and as you grow and scale.