Food Traceability ERP Software That Works

The Minotaur Business System helps you manage your business information, from operations including manufacturing, inventory control & handheld warehouse management, to order entry/invoicing and accounting. One system is a better way!

Industries Served: 

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We specialize in software for small to mid-sized food manufacturers with as few as 6 users.

Just learning about traceability technology?

We wrote the book on it!

Minotaur partner Judith Kirkness is the author of the book The Traceability Factor, a practical guide for food and consumer goods manufacturers on understanding barcodes, EDI and how to use technology to track products into, around and out of your facility.

While you can buy it on Amazon, why not just request your free copy today (in print or pdf, your choice); with our compliments for speaking with a Minotaur rep.

Industries We Serve

Food & Beverage Processing

Meat & Seafood Processing

Commercial Bakeries and Dry Blending

Nutraceutical Manufacturing

Chemical Manufacturing

Minotaur offers Traceability ERP Software (Enterprise Resource Planning)
to help you manage your office, plant and warehouse.

 

Our strength is end to end tracking:

Lot and Serial Number Control

Lot and/or serial numbers can be read from barcodes on receiving or assigned when materials arrive. GS1-128 Labels can be printed for each unit, case and/or skid. Lot numbers are captured when raw materials are picked for production, so the lot numbers going into a batch or production room are tracked. Full track and trace and aggregation of unit into case etc.

Quality Control

Tracking QC information is a natural extension of lot tracking. Most QC testing is done on a batch basis. The ability to store the test results for producing Certificate of Analysis or just for GFSI or auditor record keeping, means you’ll be able to quickly identify out of spec batches and review testing information should there be an issue.

Verified Traceability

More than just a field for entering a lot number, Minotaur verifies every transaction to ensure it is possible. For example, Minotaur won’t let you use a lot number you never received or had already consumed. We won’t let you ship a lot number that you didn’t make or ship more than you had in stock. Logical controlled transaction entries, catching issues while you can correct them.

Trace Forwards & Backwards

Trace all your item lot numbers one up and one down the supply chain. Traceability can include raw materials, interim lot numbers on WIP items & finished good items. Whether you need to recall due to a supplier raw materials issue or if you are performing a mock or actual recall of finished products, Minotaur is capable of providing a full history of each lot or serial controlled item.

What else can the program do?
Accounting and Management Reporting

No need for double entry with Minotaur. The program is equipped with powerful accounting capabilities, including a General Ledger, Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable functionality and financial reporting. Since the accounting is completely integrated live to all other aspects of the program including purchasing, manufacturing and order entry/invoicing, Minotaur management reporting brings all the info together, so you can monitor profit margins of each item sold to each customer. Would that information help you make better and faster decisions?containerize

Manufacturing and Calculating Costs

Easily know your costs, yields, what raw materials you have and what you need to buy or make to meet your production plan & customer commitments. Creating an accurate and dynamic landed cost for your items means tying together freight, duty, brokerage, and extra costs from each receiving into the cost of your products. You save staff time and production runs more smoothly when you can record what is made on the floor. To make it easy, we offer weigh and label apps, and you can scan unit labels or containerize product into skids, producing pallet labels all while tracking lots and expiry dates.

Sales & Marketing  (Order Entry/Invoicing and Rebates)

Sales drives business growth. Getting orders right builds your reputation and saves on credits, bill backs and fines. Minotaur helps you manage sales from order to invoice and tracks commissions for brokers and rebate programs for your customers. Whether you receive orders by phone, fax, email, EDI (electronically) or through on the road sales reps, live inventory status, credit status, buying history and fast automated order templates by customer help you get it right every time.

Inventory Control

From purchasing through manufacturing and storage, you’ll come to trust the inventory numbers within Minotaur. Manage movement of items in one or multiple sites through workstation or tablet entry, EDI or by scanning with the Minotaur WMS (warehouse management system). Having control of your inventory means you can make better buying decisions and only buy what you truly need. Not just item counts, with Minotaur you can track expiry dates, lot numbers, allergens and more.

You’ve got lots of choices, why Minotaur?

We’re a family business that includes two generations of software professionals. We are smart yet practical and stay focused on what we are good at. We offer a single solution that can manage most needs of our manufacturing clients. If you have a special need, we shine, as we developed the program and can make it work the way you want.

Read more about our company, our software and why we’ve been around over 33 years?

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What one Minotaur customer has to say…

We’re now doing eight times the volume we did several years ago, with little to no increase in people cost. My investment in this solution was an absolute bargain!”

Richard Halenda, Owner

Halenda’s Fine Foods
The Meat Depot and
The Ultimate Canadian Meat Store

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Most are family businesses, just like Minotaur

Whether you place the Minotaur system in a private cloud or on a server at one of your locations, Minotaur connects your office, plant, warehouse and mobile workers.
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