Snack Food Manufacturing
As consumers look for new and healthier products, the UK salty snacks market is growing fast and currently valued at £2.8bn.
With multiple automatic processes involved in snack food manufacturing, impeccable production and quality control is essential.
Every action throughout the manufacturing process – whether it’s prepping, chopping, frying, extruding, or additional flavour ingredients – and must be accounted for.
Understanding throughput, product quality and consistency are essential, and quality control is fundamental to every process.
From the point of raw material intake, whether the snacks manufacturer relies on fresh produce or not, they need to track the quality against each supplier.
Full control, full visibility
With SI’s shop-floor data capture managing all production processes, snacks manufacturers will have complete visibility with live reporting, QA control and traceability throughout their operations. Our software will control all tolerances and monitor giveaway in real-time to understand margins and provide the best opportunity to maximise profit.
With SI’s food software in place within your snack manufacturing business, gain a real-time understanding of operations, including:
- Managing raw material checks at intake.
- Monitoring whatever the processing machinery is doing (i.e. washing, cutting, slicing, frying or cooking processes, or introducing flavours).
- Knowing what’s been added to the batch, how much and when.
- Capturing and managing specification tolerances, including the correct temperatures for frying, baking and extrusion.
- Understanding what were the actual conditions that the batch was subjected to.
- Bagging, boxing and OCM labelling.
- Picking and despatch.
Our software will track everything – right through to the finished boxed product.
Not only does our software capture all these conditions as part of the batch traceability, our stock control software also provides a single view of what raw materials are required for your snack food manufacturing processes, based on the sales forecasts.
Although snacks manufacturing relies on automated processes, giveaway is inevitable. Wastage will be generated at different points of the production process. SI’s software tracks wherever the issues are occurring – for instance, products that have been burnt or are too oily, or weight giveaway for finished products. To find out more about SI’s giveaway monitoring, click here.
Map out ingredient costs
By using our cost modelling software, you can map out all ingredient costs and product relationships. And whenever any prices change and demand fluctuates, the cost modelling software adjusts all the relationships as well as the costs.