RELEX for fresh food producers

Forecast for freshness. Produce for profitability.

Make strategic production decisions and execute realistic, flexible schedules that satisfy customer obligations and maximize cost-effectiveness without sacrificing product freshness.

Supply chain inefficiencies have put fresh to the test

Seasonality, promotions, spoilage — fresh food manufacturers must juggle them all, and all without making costly production errors that cut into profit margins. Planners beholden to manual planning processes and working with spreadsheets often make decisions based on what feels right without knowing if another choice would have been more profitable.

Spoilage costs

Storage constraints, inefficient production schedules, and manual, reactive order adjustments disrupt manufacturing and lead to spoilage of limited shelf-life fresh products.

Production concerns

Factors like set-up times, allergen considerations, alternative recipes, and more complicate production planning and scheduling. This makes it difficult to find the most efficient and cost-effective way to fulfill customer orders.

Supply volatility

Anything from bad weather to geopolitical events can disrupt supply. In the face of raw material scarcity, manufacturers must determine order priority and scramble to avoid contractual penalties for late shipments.

Siloed information

Manual planning and an overreliance on high-touch methods result in data that is siloed, not shared. Teams operate independently without a single source of truth, inhibiting strategic decision-making.

Choose a fresher future
with optimized supply planning

Success in fresh food manufacturing is determined by razor-thin profit margins, so you’ll need a robust planning platform that simplifies supply planning while emphasizing cost reduction. Enter RELEX, a solution you can use to:

Webinar recording: Optimizing meat & poultry supply chains

Watch the recording of our webinar to see a demo of end-to-end supply chain planning and optimization capabilities for meat and poultry producers. Hear from Ekro, a Dutch producer of high-quality veal products, and how they are optimizing production and planning with RELEX. 

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