“Before Minotaur, we struggled with managing the vast amount of information duplication as we keyed invoices into our old accounting system and separate web interfaces for our EDI retail customers. Since implementing Minotaur Software’s fully integrated EDI and ERP software, we have seen a significant increase in turnaround time and accuracy. Now, we key the information in just once and let the system do the rest. Minotaur has made it easy to grow our company adding more EDI clients and expanding our brands with partnerships that include Datini Brands, The Bakery Depot and Molisana. Thanks Minotaur for showing us how.”
Antonia Aricci – Controller, Villa Di Manno Bakery
The Minotaur Business System is an ideal tool for bakeries, where low margins and fluctuating material costs make carefully managing profitability very important. Whether your challenges include varying units of measure, lot control, quality assurance and allergen tracking, dough yields, varying batch sizes, or apportioning dry blends to a variety packaging sizes, when using Minotaur, you will have clear, accurate and timely information available when you need it.
Customer Order Consolidations
If you deliver fresh bakery products direct to stores, you might enjoy Minotaur’s standing order by day of the week templates, by customer, listing the items and typical quantities required for each day of the week to improve order accuracy and reduce time when entering these orders. Batch generate orders from these templates and still modify items and quantities as needed. Multi-tiered customer and banner pricing including volume breaks and date based promo pricing ensure your customers always get the agreed upon pricing.
Driver Delivery and Routing
Minotaur truck packing route management functionality ensures your trucks are fully utilized, your customers receive the items requested and your drivers spend time delivering your product, not sorting and shuffling paperwork. Set up routes and assign customers to routes. Monitor the number of stops and total weight on a given route and move deliveries around to other trucks as needed. Do you need to capture a signature at delivery? Minotaur offers driver delivery and invoicing options for use on the road. This functionality is perfect if you don’t finalize what you are leaving until you are onsite or if you accept back stales for credit.
Minotaur’s manufacturing functionality will consolidate dough base requirements improving production planning and identifying any raw material concerns. Automatic unit of measure conversions such as each, dozen, tray, and more will ensure you are producing and tracking product in the most meaningful unit for your business and customers.
With our multi-input, multi-output abilities, you can make a vat of dry blend product and then portion it off into a variety of packaging sizes while retaining the traceability and apportion the costs in one of our nine available multi-output costing methods.
End to end lot traceability from raw ingredients to finished products accessed in a matter of seconds so you know where your raw materials were used and which customers received those products. Allergen tracking and raw ingredient substitution management ensure your products are produced with stringent controls.
If you deal with ingredients that are controlled by a Managed Supply Chain (like Milk in Canada) where you are required to report usage to the Canadian Dairy Council, Minotaur reports of raw materials used will make filing those regular reports easier.
Fully Integrated EDI
Minotaur’s EDI module removes the necessity for manual, repetitive keying of information into multiple screens. Customer EDI orders can be loaded into Minotaur, invoices and other EDI documents are generated seamlessly from the Minotaur system based on the format required by your EDI partners.