As a supplier to many large supermarkets, high visibility in production planning is crucial to Kestrel’s success in this competitive market. The system’s powerful features allows Kestrel to plan their production weeks in advance and, through increased product visibility, accurate delivery estimates are ensured as a result.
Product tracking handles batch control with ease, meaning the company can critically identify specific ingredients within any final product in the case of product recalls, which can often occur when supplying to supermarkets.
Before the implementation of De Facto ERP’s production module, Kestrel Foods had no true costs of their finished products. With production a major activity, identifying each and every process involved in this phase is essential to determine the true cost of final products. The system crucially handles the costing of each process within production and, as a result, Kestrel have been able to achieve accurate cost control, enabling them to see true margins.
Labour Booking has provided Kestrel a flexible standard facility to book labour to works orders, identifying labour costs, factory cleaning and maintenance, product checking, bagging up and any other labour processes involved in production. Kestrel can apply operations inputs into their Bill of Materials, which can then have labour booked against them during works order processing.