LogixPath Food Industry Solutions

LogixPath software helps food industry manufactures and service providers to manage food recipes, production use ingredients, inventories for ingredients (raw material) and finished goods, food production runs.

Food industry businesses can use LogixPath Operations Management software to manage food recipes, production process definitions, and end to end lifecycle from customer orders to food production. It includes customer sales orders, production job orders, raw material procurement, and production runs. System provides intelligent data aggregation and analysis tools for business owners and management teams to get insights of the business operations performance.

Food industry businesses and individual chefs can use LogixPath Chef software to study and lookup food nutrition, and to select nutritional ingredients for their food recipes. Using LogixPath Chef portal, users can create and manage food recipes and analyze recipes' nutrition facts.

Users can access software from a computer, a tablet or a smart phone. iPhone and Android phone users can also use LogixPath Mobile App to manage business operations.

The following are the primary management modules and features related to LogixPath Food industry solutions:

  Recipe Management
  • Recipe creation: easily create recipes containing step by step instruction, images, and videos.
  • Ingredients summary: view ingredients summary of a recipe or an individual production step.
  • BOM: users can manually create a recipe BOM or let software generate it automatically from a recipe.
  • Recipe Clone: one click clone operation helps users to create an alternative or similar recipe based on an existing one. The process automatically copies production steps, ingredients, etc.
  • Food nutrition: the software integrates with USDA food nutrition database. Users can associate ingredients with USDA food items, the software calculates finished goods nutrition facts and generates food nutrition label based on FDA standard.
  • Recipe costing: users can associate recipe ingredients with purchase prices or cost estimation methods, the software calculates recipe's ingredients total costs. Similarly, the software can calculate labor costs and other costs (such as electricity) involved in the production process.
  • Product pricing: the recipe costing tool helps businesses to set produced goods prices to ensure profitability.
  • Production equipment: the recipe also defines the equipment types used in the production process, such as dough mixer. This information can be used in the equipment capacity and demand analysis.
  • Click here to learn more about LogixPath Production Process Definition.
  Ingredients and Inventory Management
  • Track stocks in/out inventory: create inventories for ingredients and produced goods. Track move in and move out material and finished goods to/from inventories.
  • Track inventory level: record inventory cycle counting result to keep track of accurate ingredients and produced foods inventory level. The software displays warning sign if the stock level is below or above pre-set thresholds to remind inventory managers to replenish stocks.
  • Search stock availability: search a specific ingredient or finished goods' availability. The search result includes current quantity and inventory location.
  • Track food expiration date: track stock expiration dates for ingredients and finished goods. Users can search ingredients and finished goods which will expire within a given date range. Inventory managers can create "virtual" inventories of expired foods for waste analysis, that can help future procurement and production volume control.
  • Food Traceability: each purchased batch from vendor and produced batch from shop floor is assigned with a unique Lot Number. This Lot Number is tracked during stock in/out operation. This enables system to track ingredients' entire lifecycle, including ingredients purchasing (the origin), stock in/out inventory, product production, and sending finished goods to customers (the destination). The traceability feature helps businesses to meet and maintain health and safety requirements from government and consumers.
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  Production Run Management
  • Track production run: the software provides tools to track the entire production run execution in detail, including every execution step. The software supports serial and parallel execution steps. For each step, users can track ingredients, labor, equipment, other costs, output, and any issue encountered.
  • Ingredients and finished food traceability: the production task object for each production step tracks the actual ingredients' lot numbers used in the run, this enables the complete traceability from raw material to finished goods.
  • Cost management: users can track actual purchase prices of the raw material and other manufacturing process costs: employees labor costs and various indirect costs such as electricity cost. The software aggregates all costs and presents users item by item reports.
  • Demand and capacity analysis: the software provides real-time views of equipment and labor resource usages and demands, they include allocated resources for the production runs on the shop floor and upcoming demands from job orders in the pipeline. It also displays the remaining capacity. The capacity analysis module integrates with the inventory module to check the ingredients current available quantities in real-time.
  • Quality control: users can track the production quality in each production step, including the inspection result and inspector of input ingredients and produced Work In Progress and finished goods. The qualified output quantity and produced output quantity are used to calculate the production yield for each run.
  • Units conversion: The software supports a variety of commonly used measurement unit types, such as volume, mass weight, etc. It supports both metric and imperial units measuring system. The software automatically performs units conversion between units as needed, such as calculating ingredients costs based on purchase prices.
  • Click here to learn more about LogixPath Production Management.
  Sales Order Lifecycle Management
  • Sales order management: users can track customers' sales orders, create associated invoices, and record received payments for the orders.
  • Job orders: users can generate job orders from the sales order line items, and also create corresponding production runs so that sales personals can track the entire process from sales to production easily.
  • Purchase orders: users can create purchase orders for the required ingredients and associate them to a sales order line item for easier tracking. Paid payments can be associated to purchase orders.
  • Inventory management and traceability: the software provides inventory stock lifecycle management from raw material to produced food. For raw material, it can track purchase orders, received batches from vendors, and sending material to production. For produced goods, it can track transfers of finished goods from the factory floor to the warehouse and then to the customers. This end to end raw material and finished goods tracking enables food traceability.
  • Customer relationship management (CRM): the software's CRM module manages customers, their sales orders and received payments from them.
  • Click here to learn more about LogixPath Sales to Creation Management.
 
  Website and Customer Portal
  • Company website: LogixPath Website and Customer Portal builder and hosting feature enables companies to build their customer facing website. A company's online presence can help a business to present better business images, reach out more customers, increase the awareness of their products, and increase the sales.
  • Online product catalogs and food menu: companies can display food product offerings online with appealing food description and images. Website administrators can easily add new product or food menu items, "hide" or remove existing ones, and change a product's text (such as ingredient lists), images, and price at any time.
  • Online food product orders: customers can place orders online. For each customer order, system automatically generates a corresponding sales order. The software also automatically saves users' abandoned shopping carts for company's sales personals to review. The software also allows customers to enter or select a certain customization attributes when ordering products, such as food allergies information and special cooking instructions, etc.
  • Customer portal: customer portal enables company's customers to login to portal, communicate and collaborate with company. A company can also share documents to their existing customers via the customer portal. This feature helps businesses to build better relationships with their customers and also to save customer support costs.
  • Online payment: A company can leverage LogixPath/Stripe online payment gateway integration to accept credit card and debit card payment from customers when ordering products online or paying invoices in the customer portal.
  • Click here to learn more about LogixPath Business Website & Customer Portal Builder.
  Data Analysis and Dashboard
  • Real-time data analysis and dashboard: LogixPath software provides real-time data analysis for key business elements including sales orders, purchase orders, production runs, etc. The analysis result presents in a dashboard with click to drill-in enabled charts or data tables. Management team can get quick insights on the company overall performance from sales, purchasing, and production perspective.
  • Click to drill-into detail: the dashboard provides click to drill-in capability on charts and data tables. Users can click an item to drill into an in-depth view to get detailed underneath data, such as a list of sales orders associated with a specific customer.
  • Analyze profitability: the production run data analysis and dashboard presents the actual production costs of raw material, labor, and indirect costs. It displays gross profits based on product selling values and cost of goods. This helps businesses to identify areas for improvements, for example, to reduce manufacturing cost, adjust product prices or even product offerings, to ensure the profitability.
  • Analyze trends and adjust product offerings: by viewing sales data and profitability analysis reports over time, management team can make objective decision on the product offerings and prices, and adjust their offerings accordingly. Timely assessment of business performance is extremely important for restaurants and small food manufacturers, so that they can adjust products and operations based on customer demand and cost trends for raw materials, labor, and supply chains timely.
  • Customer relationship management (CRM): the sales order dashboard displays top customers based on the sales revenues. Management team can provide special care and incentive to these top customers to build repeat businesses. Similarly, the purchase order dashboard displays top vendors based on the purchased goods dollar values. The company can use this information for their future vendor relationship.
  • Click here to learn more about LogixPath Data Analysis, Reports, and Dashboard capabilities.