Food & Beverage Solutions
“Minotaur’s food industry specific software is easy to use yet flexible enough to handle the complexities we deal with as a cheese manufacturer in a managed supply chain dairy environment. Production reporting, accurate costing and lot number control are critical to our operation, and having one system that combines the office functions with the manufacturing has given us easy access to important information to improve efficiencies and grow the business. We made the right decision to partner with Minotaur Software.”
Eric Wallman, Controller, Bothwell Cheese Inc.
The Minotaur Business System is an ideal tool for food & beverage companies where inventory control, food safety and control over margins is critical. Helping you better manage your costs is a core requirement at every step in the process.
Whether you import raw materials and need to incorporate additional costs for freight, duty, brokerage and more into the cost of your raw materials or want to add labour and overhead costs into the cost of your finished products, Minotaur is the easiest way to achieve it.
Whether dealing with shrink and waste on an ongoing basis or accounting for all those marketing programs your customers have, Minotaur can help you keep it under control. Minotaur has integrated, real-time costing because knowing your costs is fundamental to being able to successfully grow your business.
End to End Traceability
End to end lot traceability from raw ingredients to finished products accessed in a matter of seconds; know where your raw materials were used and which customers received those products. Most companies need to trace products in one of two ways depending on products produced and specific production processes.
In Minotaur, you can trace your products by specific lot number such as supplier lot, work in progress lot or finished good lots. In addition, you can trace your products based on production date(s), lines and even shifts. This report will identify items based on the specified criteria plus any subsequent production utilizing any identified products.
Track allergens, Organic, COR products, and more
Use allergen tracking to improve production controls and enhance customer service. Avoid recalls due to undeclared allergens. Flag your items as meeting certain criteria to help ensure any raw materials substituted during the production process meet required. Easily produce lists for customers of all products you sell that are wheat free or soy free for instance. The number of allergen type qualifiers is only increasing. Why rely on manual methods of controlling this very important requirement – Minotaur’s One System Approach is a Better Way.
Quality Control Specifications by Lot
Bring your quality control department into your main system for improved productivity and better information. Staff can enter product test results against lots of product produced and release lots of products from on-hold warehouse locations once cleared for shipping. System generated certificates of analysis can be generated based on the lots of product you ship to each customer. Track product expiration dates and ensure product is used or sold and not written off or discounted.
Built in Unit Conversion by Item
User defined units of measure and conversion factors enabling you easily purchase, manufacture and sell your products in the units of measure you need. Whether you buy raw materials by the bag and stock in kg for use in production, invoice product by the kg but your customers order by the case or pail, you can remove the guess work, excel spreadsheets and calculators staff may be using and have the piece of mind that your quantities will be correct every time.
Flexible Customer Pricing
Price lists, customer specific or date based promotional pricing all with volume breaks gives you the ultimate in customer pricing flexibility.
Minotaur can generates labels with barcodes for your raw materials, work in progress, finished goods, skids, etc., including GS1128 barcodes for complete lot traceability. Labels can be item and/or customer specific including both scanable and human readable information.
Fully Integrated EDI
Minotaur’s EDI module removes the necessity for manual, repetitive keying of information into multiple screens. Ie. systems and websites, customer orders are loaded into Minotaur, invoices and other documents are generated seamlessly from the Minotaur system based on the format required by your EDI partners.