Production planning for freshly-made products
With the growth of out-of-home eating and increasing pressures on customers’ time, getting your fresh-to-go food offering just right is critical. What do we mean by fresh-to-go? It is the supply and preparation of short-shelf-life products in-store, ahead of demand.
In-store production planning with BakePlan ensures that your fresh food products are made just in time to ensure maximum availability, reduced waste, improved quality and increased sales.
The application improves production planning for freshly-made sandwiches and baguettes, pasties, sushi, burgers – in fact, any product that is hot hold, thaw and serve or freshly- prepared in on-site kitchens. This makes it perfect for convenience store, forecourt and food-to-go operators as well as supermarkets.
BakePlan is a cloud-based solution that works well with any ERP system. Here are seven good reasons to talk to us about in-store production planning with BakePlan today.
Better availability means increased customer satisfaction
With BakePlan, the freshest possible product is on the shelf when your customer walks through your door, leading to increased customer satisfaction, loyalty and conversion in a competitive sector.
Waste where you want it
BakePlan analyses historical and live sales and usage data to calculate multiple production waves throughout the day in a way that is not practical manually. Staff assumptions about consumer preferences (i.e. trade-offs/most preferred alternatives) are corrected and each production wave is optimised for maximum potential sales. This cuts waste by at least 20%.
BakePlan stops staff from overreacting to perceived trading patterns. For example, pasties are selling well so staff might double the amount they are supposed to bake off when, in fact, they should only increase production by, say, 30%, leading to high waste.
Live sales data is used to adjust production throughout the day. This means that the final production waves of the day do not consist of mainly surplus goods.
With BakePlan, you improve the availability of high volume, high margin lines and minimise wastage on lower volume, lower margin items. Head office monitors orders and outcomes in order to refine BakePlan’s algorithms, improving the profitability of each line even further.
Ensure staff compliance
This is a real problem. Even if a retailer has excellent plans designed to control waste, they are worthless if they are ignored by their staff. BakePlan has been designed so that staff buy into the solution – and if they don’t, you know about it.
Cloud-based, secure and easy to use
Easy to integrate, off-the-shelf solution
See for yourself – order an online demo
To find out more about how your food to go business can cut waste, increase sales and reduce stock-levels, why not see BakePlan in action? Contact our sales department today and we will show you how BakePlan works with an online or onsite demo.