Fresher products, less waste,
Multi-wave production planning and forecasting for in-store bakeries and food-to-go operators
BakePlan is a production planning and forecasting system that cuts waste, increases sales and improves availability for in-store bakeries and food-to-go operations. BakePlan tells in-store bakery staff the best combination of products to bake at the right times via tablets or mobiles. Using advanced data analytics and machine learning, BakePlan adjusts its suggestions according to the day’s trading patterns.
Freshness and availability are key differentiators between grocery retailers in today’s highly competitive market. Bakery is at the front line of this battle for customer buy-in. Stores that get their demand forecasting right sell fresher, better quality products at the times customers want them. Our experience is that food production sections that get to grips with multi-wave production planning increase like-for-like sales by around 5%.
At the same time, grocers are committed to driving down food waste. In the UK, the Courtauld 2025 agreement aims to cut waste in the sector by fifth by 2025. BakePlan cuts in-store food production waste by 20%.
M&S improves in-store bakery availability and cuts waste with BakePlan
I have spoken to many supermarket, convenience store and food-to-go operators around the world over the last twelve months. What strikes me is not how few are focused on tightening up fresh-to-go food production but how many.