The food industry is very bound by legislation and regulations, which means that a WMS in the food sector must contain a number of specific components. Below is a short summary of things that we see repeatedly:
Entry control is a very crucial part of the food chain. We often see that the incoming raw material or semi-finished product ends up in several end products. To ensure that the end product meets all requirements, this starts with determining whether the incoming goods meet the requirements.
Food companies are getting further and further into this. We see more and more that suppliers are divided into quality classes. An entry check is intensified on the basis of this classification. Consideration can also be given to recording various transport documents.
A WMS in the food industry has to do with items that are or should be quarantined. These goods may then not be used until further notice and must be stored separately and closed to avoid possible risks. After the release has been made, these goods are moved to the regular storage location.
In the food industry it is very important to know what the shelf life of your raw materials or semi-finished products is. The WMS must have insight into this data and ensure that the necessary actions are taken.
Before a product can be processed, in some cases it must first be thawed or unpacked. These are things that a WMS must take into account and set out the right tasks in time.
Almost every WMS has the option to park the runners close to the slow runners. But in food you often see products that are not allowed next to or above each other. That is why a WMS in the food industry is more bound by rules regarding storage.