Within the fresh produce sector, all raw material is unique; no two pieces of fruit will be the same size or weight. And with such perishable produce, to manage margins through cost modelling is critical.

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.

With the help of Systems Integration and our specialist cost modelling tool and margin manager:

  • automate calculations to account for variable raw materials, to maximise profitability
  • set specific benchmarks for production costs and sales prices of each product.
  • alert operators if costs exceed benchmarks, so they can act quickly to prevent the situation from escalating.