Within the fresh produce sector, all raw material is unique; no two pieces of fruit will be the same size or weight.
These inconsistences complicate planning and calculations when profit margins are already very tight. Even slightly inaccurate calculations can lead to a loss and can be significant when multiplied across the thousands of units that are despatched every day.
Integreater’s cost modelling tool and margin manager automates calculations to account for variable raw materials, to maximise profitabiity. Specific benchmarks can be set for the production cost and sales price of each product. Operators are warned if costs exceed benchmarks, so they can act quickly to prevent the situation from escalating.