FoodMaven taps Acumatica, Big Data to transform the Food System.
The RIC Group's WMS TBO4 seamlessly connecting to Acumatica for FoodMaven. Read the case study here. An Open API being one of the key reasons FoodMaven selected Acumatica.
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FoodMaven chose Acumatica for its inventory visibility, innovative pricing, and the software’s ability to connect easily to third-party applications such as its e-commerce software. It provided “the amount of flexibility we wanted and the pricing we needed,” says Lems.
Acumatica’s pricing structure lets a company add short-term users, suppliers, and customers without paying for additional licenses. The cost is based on the features and resources used, not on the number of users who access the system.
“The pricing was very attractive,” Lems says. “One of the things we have to consider is our strategy to become a national player. As we look across the locations we want to move into, we won’t have to worry about the number of users and budget for that.”
“We love having Acumatica in the cloud,” he adds. “That means we don’t have to host it ourselves, have on-site hardware and redundant systems, or perform backups ourselves.”
Lems was also impressed with Acumatica’s ability to seamlessly connect to third party applications it uses, such as the e-commerce application OroCommerce, Hubspot, WMS TBO4, and its home-grown delivery application. “Being able to make generic inquiries tie into specific APIs is super powerful,” he says.
Jon Roskill from Acumatica speaks plainly about the software industry's dirty little secrets.
Deployment options and clear EULA's are so important. Read further here.
Picking/Packing Walkthrough Observations and Recommendations Example
Conducting a DC Walkthrough is done with “fresh eyes.” Fresh eyes is defined as looking at the workflow with the intent of learning and understanding the current state of operations without bias or preconceived conclusions, and then applying industry knowledge and best practices to recommend ways to improve upon the current performance.
Great article on the Honeywell Supply Chain Blog about picking workflow
WMS implementation and usage is different during the pandemic not only for companies using WMS for the first time, but also for warehouse with the software already in place but seeking more creative ways to use the systems.
For more on this blog please read it here.
For many companies, the economic downturn represents both challenges and opportunities. While an immediate fall in client activity may mean a temporary decline in revenue, it also creates the perfect environment for testing and building out systems and processes.
The instant asset write-off eligibility criteria and threshold have changed over time.
From 12 March to 31 December 2020 inclusive, the Instant Asset Write-off threshold for each asset increased to $150,000 (up from $30,000) for business entities with aggregated annual turnover of less than $500 million (up from $50 million).
For more information on the ATO website here.
Disclaimer: This does not constitute tax advice and should not be relied on without seeking independent advice from your tax agent or tax advisor.
Earlier this year at the Acumatica Summit, FoodMaven was announced as Impact Customer of the Year. FoodMaven acknowledged Acumatica's adaptable platform, functionality, and customer emphasis as major reasons for selecting Acumatica cloud ERP.
FoodMaven also use The RIC Group's Warehouse Management Solution called TBO4 with its organic integration with Acumatica. FoodMaven have deployed the WMS to all locations and it features capturing catch-weight, lot numbers, product grade and expiry date.
Our philosophy is to keep the core clean. This ensures our Warehouse Management Solution (WMS) requires minimal support and with the organic integration to the ERP our customers can implement lean operations to eliminate waste.
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Common question our team will get asked is what environment we use to development our Warehouse Management Solution.
The structure of our WMS is we use MVC. MVC stands for Model, View, and Controller and C#. This is using the ASP.NET MVC Architecture. MVC is commonly used for developing modern user interfaces, which our WMS (TBO4) is. It is our fourth generation Supply Chain Solution that we have released over the last 20 years of building best of breed WMS and TMS solutions.
The user interface is then built using ReactJS and Node.js. React allows us to design simple views for each state in our WMS and TMS applications and the biggest benefit is React will efficiently update and render just the right component when your data changes. We know with a browser based application one of the most important points is to ensure rendering performance for the users.
From here our WMS and TMS screens have Kendo UI grid. Kendo UI grid is a powerful widget which allows us to present the data in a table representation. It is fast, light and complete. The Kendo UI grid is used for sorting, paging, searching and more.
If you would like more information on our supply chain solution please email us at email@example.com
Replenishment is typically a task triggered by the need of the picking line. The item is typically picked from a bulk location and replenished to the pick face. The min / max rules are set by the WMS and our Warehouse Management Solution allows users to replenish the pick face while other WMS users are picking.
For our WMS the Replenishment is released in our Pick Pack Manager. It creates a pick called Replenishment and the users are directed to the bin locations to replenish.
Standards are very important and this is a great blog by Acumatica on ISV Solution Certification Guidance here.
Recently our update of our Supply Chain Solution includes the ability to display your Power BI dashboard in the framework of the WMS as an Insight Dashboard. Therefore as a user you can modify your own reports, have your KPI's display to the users and have up to date real time dashboards. This workspace can be unique per customer with the dashboards relevant for their business as it is your Power BI workspace which is displayed.
One of the common reports is a heat map for bin locations. It gives warehouse managers a strategy of looking at the efficiency of warehouse layout.
Another report with our FMCG customers is traceability reports. The user look at a batch number and see which supplier it was received from, which movements in the warehouse, and which customers it was supplied too.
Another feature we have added is icons for the quick pick buttons. These icons can be changed by customers as well.
One of the differentiating points of our Warehouse Management Solution is its completely flexible for each customer and each user. When deploying a software project the ability for the software to be flexible and customised is an important key to a successful outcome.