Substantially reduce the costs of food production with Bento Food Manufacturing

Bento Food Manufacturing reduces operating costs by automating the tracking, planning and execution of food production processes. The product offers the most modern tools for collecting, analysing, understanding and using the information required to calibrate the production capacity based on the amount of customer orders.

Production Tracking

Bento Food Manufacturing enables automatic collection and real-time operation of production process data, by connecting to specific production equipment. It provides information about: the amount of raw and semi-processed materials used, the amount of finished products, working time, stand-by time, down time, or the status of raw material stocks – all without human intervention, thus drastically reducing production tracking phases and eliminating human errors. The solution allows introducing any type of sensors required to optimize the quality of the products – such as humidity, temperature, or automatic analysis of deviation from quality standards.

Production Planning

Bento Food Manufacturing provides an overview of the areas in which processes can be optimized, from the planning of the necessary materials, to optimisation of routes within production facilities. The product ensures correct planning, through intuitive and easy to use interfaces, in three areas:

  • Planning of operations carried out by production machinery, based on various recipes
  • Production capacity planning to optimise the use of human and technological resources
  • Enterprise planning, based on planning recipes

Calculation of costs

Bento Food Manufacturing includes specific post-calculation and pre-calculation analyses. Thus, all registered accounting costs are allocated to finished product units, based on algorithms pre-defined in the business analysis phase. Based on these algorithms, What-If cost optimization analyses can be carried out, through a variety of scenarios that take into account internal or external factors (such as wage increases or rising prices for raw materials).

Back-office integration

Bento Food Manufacturing ensures traceability of the origin and processing of all raw materials used in the production process, in accordance with the legal requirements in force. Based on the information automatically downloaded into the system, the application automatically generates two types of documents: supply requisition form and receipt forms.

Bento Food Manufacturing is a powerful, elegant and intuitive tool for tracking and planning food production processes for midsize and large companies, with over 100 employees.

Operational benefits

10% reduction of the production time

Reduction of the total cost of production

by balancing production volume according to customer orders and production capabilities.

Optimisation of production capacity

by ensuring uniform, constant and balanced loading of production machinery and human resources.

Functionalities

Full planning of the production process

by defining production plans at various management levels, on the basis of the sales plan or based on estimated or existing client orders

It defines the products and technologies used (BOM, Recipe)

definition of operations specific to each step in the product structure, standardisation of required time of completion for each operation (preparation, execution, stand-by, transport)

It tracks production-related costs

per allocation dimension with various meanings (order, product, group of products, production sections, equipment, type of expenditure)

It allows carrying out profitability analyses

through various calculation methods, such as: by accounting period and direct cost centre (order or product), by comparison between planned and actual costs, or by comparison between revenue and expenditure. This way, you are in permanent control over the use of resources in real time, throughout the production process.

It calculates planned costs

on the basis of the direct standardised costs within the industry (raw materials, labour, equipment costs) and other variables. The value of planned costs is detailed for all department overhead costs, admistrative overhead costs, planned profit share, sale price.

It calculates the direct and indirect costs  

for each direct cost centre (order, product) and type of expenditure (labour, raw material, equipment, amortisation, services, etc.) Indirect costs are distributed from indirect cost centres (sections, auxiliary departments, administrative departments) to direct cost centres in several steps, based on configurable allocation keys.

Registration

It allows registration of existing or on-going production.

Reporting 

Stay up-to-date with your business using the 20 types of pre-defined reports.

Billing 

You can now ssue your invoices quickly, through a customizable billing process, perfectly adapted to on-site needs.