Food industry
Food industry

ERP for the food industry

Optimally tailored to the unique requirements of your industry

Vegan, gluten-free and local. Consumer trends are changing faster than ever before and consumer awareness of quality is increasing. New start-ups are utilising these individual and differentiated customer requirements to compete with long-established companies. Furthermore, manufacturers are all under pressure due to high demands for quality management and food traceability.

More flexibility due to optimised processes

Increasing market demand requires highly integrated, efficient business processes. The ORDAT ERP solution for the food industry provides speed and innovation. Our high-performance ERP solutions helps you intelligently manage your supply chain, communicate more effectively with suppliers and customers and optimally utilise your production and delivery capacity. By means of up-to-date, available data and maximum transparency across the entire supply chain, you’ll have the flexibility you need to succeed in the highly competitive food industry.

Enhance your business with ORDAT

ORDAT supports you with features tailored to the food industry: Quality assurance, recipes, shelf life, process documentation and complete traceability are optimally supported by ORDAT’s ERP systems. Using relevant insights, we enable you to act quicker and proactively respond to market developments. Numerous successful projects for the food industry make ORDAT a strong partner with valuable process and industry expertise.

Our ERP solutions for the food industry help you:

  • to plan and control your processes in an integrated way
  • Ensuring high product quality and supplier capabilities
  • Improving your competitive standing

The benefits at a glance

with an ERP solution from ORDAT, food manufacturers can effectively control all of the variables along their supply and manufacturing chains, communicate more efficiently with suppliers and customers, and use their production and supply capacities in the most optimal manner possible.

Consistent integration of all operational areas – from purchasing, manufacturing, and logistics, to quality management, to container management, sales, and route planning, to bookkeeping and cost accounting – ensures smooth cross-departmental communication, guarantees data is always up to date, and reduces maintenance work for your system.

Ensuring product quality and supplier capabilities

By providing targeted support for process-oriented procedures in food production, ERP solutions from ORDAT can help you guarantee maximum process security. Even the standard versions of our solutions offer industry functions like joint production, variant manufacturing, and recipe administration, as well as product identification with expiration data or batch tracking – allowing you to block batches with the press of a button.

You will benefit from powerful functions for quality assurance, such as supplier evaluations, real-time monitoring, and documentation for your manufacturing processes, or convenient administration of complaints and returns. You will be able to maintain an up-to-date overview of your inventory and capacities at all times, recognizing bottlenecks early on and improving your supply capabilities.

Improve competitive position

Better compliance, maximum product quality, higher supplier capabilities: In this way, ERP solutions from ORDAT can support you in improving your competitive position. In addition, you will save costs through more efficient material utilization and optimized inventory, increase your productivity through optimized capacity utilization, and benefit from consistent transparency across your entire supply chain.

What our clients say

“We were very satisfied with the process of the project and the quality of the results. Even very specific requirements were implemented quickly and efficiently – the ORDAT consultants understood our needs.” Joanna Heine, IT head, MOLDA AG

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    Specialized ERP functions for the food industry

    Management of recipes, bills of materials, and formulas

    Your ORDAT solution manages recipes and bills of materials in parallel. You are not restricted to using fixed quantities for your recipes, as in bills of materials, but can also work based on percentages. By storing freely definable formulas – for instance, to determine process and work schedules or quantities of components used – you can reliably ensure you achieve a desired level of quality, even when using raw materials of varying quality.

    • Management of recipe components by quantity, weight, or percentage
    • Conversion of percentages into quantity units for inventory management and net requirements calculations
    • Management of exact relationships between mixers, compounds, and fill weight
    • Freely definable formulas, for instance for process times or quantities used, based on libraries of selected chemical, physical, and technical properties
    • Consumption simulation for complete containers and percentages

    Quality assurance and management

    ORDAT solutions offer multiple powerful functions for quality assurance (QA) – from supplier evaluations to real-time process monitoring and convenient administration for complaints and returns. Automatically assigned quality status levels for all goods received help to assess the quality of inventory, for instance to regulate material releases or block operating orders. The solution maps any requested chemical, physical, and technical data, making it easier to precisely document batches and qualities.
    ORDAT supports all key instruments, standards, and processes used in quality management (QM), such as ISO 9000, ISO/TS 16949, and Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP). In addition, the open system architecture allows the solution to integrate easily with all QM systems available on the market.

    • Administration of freely selectable QA data, by item or by series / batch
    • Quality status for inventory quality assessments
    • Quality inspections in goods receiving, with goods assigned to a certain warehouse location based on quality level (general, skip lot sampling, or part-dependent)
    • Return shipment processing and complaint information in purchasing, or return processing in sales
    • Generating inspection and QA orders
    • Free formulas for defined target quality
    • Meaningful target / actual comparisons
    • Generating certificates and QA documents

    Variant manufacturing

    Supplier capabilities must be ensured under all circumstances, even in the face of an increasing diversity of variants. Variant controlling from ORDAT offers a powerful set of instruments for administering a product and all of its features and forms in a single recipe / bill of materials. This allows users to significantly reduce the number of recipes and bills of materials they need, as well as the numbers of process and work schedules.

    • Well thought-out variant administration
    • Variant capabilities for both bills of materials and work schedules
    • Almost unlimited number of forms can be defined
    • Consideration of formulas
    • All desired calculations of quantities used and work scheduling times, depending on variants

    Shipment and route management

    Using sophisticated shipment and route management from ORDAT, you can optimize your shipments and easily integrate freight companies into your process chains. A route includes one or more shipments, delivery slips, and delivery addresses.

    • Route management based on area, shipment type, delivery deadline, or other factors
    • Flexible consideration of vehicle master, freight company, weight, or pallet location, among other features


    Consistent series and batch-based inventory management allows you to efficiently manage your deliveries to manufacturers and system suppliers – and thanks to seamless tracing for series and batches, you can successfully defend against unwarranted liability claims.

    • Article-based series / batch structure
    • Where-used list (product liability)
    • Delivery batches designated on external shipping documents
    • Seamless traceability for semi-finished products and raw materials requiring batch handling, all the way to the suppliers
    • Reliable tracing for batches associated with complaints through warehouse locations and production levels to the customer

    Joint production and recovery

    ERP solutions from ORDAT support simultaneous manufacturing for multiple parts, each with their own production order (joint production) – with both fixed yield ratios and ratios varying within set limits. Joint products can be managed in a flexible manner. When alternative components are used, the new yield percentages are calculated easily based on saved formulas. in addition, joint products are taken into account in the percentage of reclaimed materials in calculation and materials planning.

    • Joint production with multipurpose tools
    • Fixed and variable yield ratios
    • Recovery percentages taken into account in calculations and materials planning

    Expiration date

    For perishable goods, your ERP solution from ORDAT can automatically determine an expiration date based on the manufacturing date and shelf life, then monitor this date and take it into consideration in requirements calculations.

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