Meat processing sales and forecasts
Vertically integrated large meat processors will know how many carcasses are likely to be coming through each day and the different profiles. The problem they face is how best to fulfil customer orders against the available raw material and optimise the sales margins.
SI’s Available to Sell software projects raw material stock availability to fulfil orders and also provide a real-time view. It targets the sales teams to sell the in-balance and sell higher margin products.
With Available to Sell:
- Start with new opening stock every day.
- Know when products will be available to sell.
- Have the detail to look for orders for all products, even for the ones that need to be matured for two weeks or more.
- Highlight unsold products, that are about to go out of date and need actioning.
Available to sell advises when products will be available to sell and will adjust the balance. This happens every time sales put an order on the system. Whether it’s for stock one week or 3 months ahead.
If any sales people try to sell a product that’s unavailable, Available to Sell will display a red marker. The software will actually prevent the product from being sold. As the sales team confirms sales, the boning plan automatically adjusts the position.
Available to sell also monitors the things that lead to a large degree of product substitution and downgrade. This is so that decisions can be made to minimise the impact.