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Operations and Logistics:

FISHBOWL SOFTWARE'S ABILITY TO AUTOMATE
PURCHASING STREAMLINES THE PROCESS OF IT.
PHOTO CREDIT: FISHBOWL

Inventory management
software

dates. Inventory software should also
use minimum and maximum inventory
alerts and re-order alerts with purchase
order automation to streamline ordering
and re-ordering."
Fishbowl provides these options for
commissaries, with Hair himself even
working with NASA to train some of
their staff on using the program in the
production of astronaut food. Fishbowl,
like Unleashed and most others, is set
up to work with QuickBooks. It can help
you create bills of materials and work orders for manufacturing, and aids in the
warehouse by allowing a commissary
to pick, pack and ship products, manage multiple warehouses, avoid stockouts and overstocks, and integrate with
other e-commerce solutions, he says.
You can then use the system to track all
of your assets, generating and scanning
barcodes, updating data in real time and
automatically reordering materials.

by Stephanie DeCamp

hen it comes to methods of
inventory control, navigating
the world of software management systems can be a daunting task. In
March, Commissary Insider covered
why using this kind of software can help
your business, but with convention season almost over, there have been a number of new developments that are worth
examining if you're looking to establish
or upgrade your current inventory operations. In light of so many new regulations
surrounding FSMA, we've picked two
systems that have chosen to put accountability and tracking of every aspect of

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the food manufacturing process first and
foremost: Unleashed and Fishbowl.
"A proper inventory management system will solve issues by helping a fresh
food producer track the following: inventory quantities, total asset value with
the ability to filter by warehouse and
item, and offer traceability and tracking
to give cradle to grave visibility with recall protocol," says Kendrick Hair, vice
president of development at Fishbowl
Inventory in Orem, UT. "This starts with
tracking batch or lot numbers and can
also include production and expiration

Red Shirts Ltd

?

John Doe

Year to date

Dashboard - Quarter to Date
Profitability

Quarter to date

Month to date

Margin
60,000

119%
15%
Sales Margin
58%

50,000
40,000
Value

Sales Revenue
245,938.63

30,000
20,000
10,000
0
7 Jan

10 Jan

13 Jan

16 Jan

19 Jan

22 Jan

25 Jan

28 Jan

31 Jan

3 Feb

Revenue

Profit

Revenue

Activity

6 Feb

9 Feb

12 Feb

15 Feb

18 Feb

21 Feb

24 Feb

27 Feb

Profit

Transactions

30%
Number of sales
16

3%

14 Open Quotes

11 Expired Quoted

3 Open Sales

2 Late Sales

26 Open Purchases

No Late Purchases

13 Open Credits

5 Low Stock Alerts

No Open Stock Adjustments

2 High Stock Alerts

Items per sale
1.31

Stock

KPIs

Value of Stock

282,536.32

27%

Annual Stock Turns

0,54

532 %

Purchases Value

0,00

0%

Average Days to Sell

681,50

84 %

UNLEASHED SOFTWARE'S INVENTORY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM INCLUDES ITS OWN CRM, CALLED SALESFORCE, AS WELL AS AN IPHONE APP FOR REAL-TIME USE.
PHOTO CREDIT: UNLEASHED

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of instore - October 2016

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Editor's Note - Knowing the consumer
Table of Contents
News - On our radar
Cover Story - What's Driving Retail Foodservice Consumers?
Commissary Insider - October 2016
Insight Insider - Bantam Bagels
Food Safety - Controlling salmonella
Equipment - IBIE machinery debuts
Packaging - Portion control
Operations & Logistics - Inventory software
By the numbers - Value-added fruit
Need to know - Sushi saturation?
Feature - Dietitians: the new necessity
Feature - Peanut Butter Black Bean Brownies
Consider - Holiday cheese trays
On display - New Year's Eve
First to Market
Ad Index
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instore - October 2016 - Table of Contents
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instore - October 2016 - News - On our radar
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instore - October 2016 - Cover Story - What's Driving Retail Foodservice Consumers?
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instore - October 2016 - Food Safety - Controlling salmonella
instore - October 2016 - CI7
instore - October 2016 - Equipment - IBIE machinery debuts
instore - October 2016 - CI9
instore - October 2016 - Packaging - Portion control
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instore - October 2016 - Operations & Logistics - Inventory software
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instore - October 2016 - By the numbers - Value-added fruit
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instore - October 2016 - Need to know - Sushi saturation?
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instore - October 2016 - Feature - Dietitians: the new necessity
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instore - October 2016 - Feature - Peanut Butter Black Bean Brownies
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instore - October 2016 - Consider - Holiday cheese trays
instore - October 2016 - 45
instore - October 2016 - On display - New Year's Eve
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instore - October 2016 - First to Market
instore - October 2016 - Ad Index
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