Nutraceutical Manufacturing Software
Consumers of nutraceuticals tend to be more health conscious and environmentally aware. More than ever, they are looking for transparency, including ingredient sourcing and inactive ingredients. Sustainability is important to them through responsible farming, organics, and biodiversity. Plant-based protein-rich alternatives continue to emerge. Consumers are wanting to look and feel younger. Anti-aging and weight control through metabolism boosters are vital. Nutraceutical processors must provide products that are healthy, high in nutrients, convenient, high in protein, and low in sugar that are produced in a transparent, safe and responsible way.
Nutraceutical is a term used to describe natural products derived from food sources for use as dietary supplements, food fortifiers, dietary enhancers, etc to provide health benefits. They are regulated by the FDA as a separate food category. The Nutraceuticals market is divided into four types including Functional Food, Functional Beverages, Dietary Supplements, and Personal Care.
These trends and the corresponding shifting demand mean that your organization must be flexible and agile to deliver innovative products timed to market needs, all while managing costs and risk.
The Adroit team helps organizations to improve their agility. Our team works to understand your specific operational challenges, jointly craft solutions that incorporate best practices, leverage your existing software assets, and where necessary implement Adroit’s software solutions.
Working with Adroit, you are better positioned to efficiently create and produce products in response to newer trends.
Nutraceuticals ERP Processing Operational Challenges – Looking Deeper
Nutraceuticals tend to have more complex recipes including multi-stage refining and the incorporation of specific attributes such as potency. Lot control with serialization, strong support for GFSI and FSMA requirements including work flow and electronic signature capture, and integration with MES/production equipment are all critical capabilities of processes and systems supporting Nutraceuticals.
ERP for nutraceuticals must provide robust functionality in the areas of regulatory compliance, as company’s meet long-standing regulations while maintaining adherence to the latest requirements with flexible reporting tools.
Nutraceutical manufacturing software must also easily track formula management to control complex and multi-level formulas. The data recorded and managed should contain physical property calculations, manufacturing instructions, quality control test results, and version and revision history.
Adroit guides processors in this sector to examine their existing processes with an eye toward best practices to gain the full value of an ERP software solution that meets the specific needs and requirements of their industry.
Nutraceutical Industry Solutions for Improved Operations
Whether it is crafting targeted solutions to specific operational issues or helping to improve the processes of the entire supply chain, Adroit understands the unique challenges of nutraceuticals.
Nutraceutical processing can be complex with complicated formulations, and the challenge is to streamline operations while managing cost and maximizing food safety and compliance. The manufacturing process is typically a combination of front-end batch processes and continuous runs producing discrete units.
In many cases, we can help understand how a Nutraceutical Oriented ERP system in combination with a Supply Chain Planning system can be leveraged to meet key challenges, including:
- Developing cohesive sales, operations, and finance plan (SOP Planning) with accurate forecasts, production capacities, inventory inclusive of distribution pipeline and planned expiration, and financial metrics.
- Shifting formulations and recipes to an online system when spreadsheets becomes unmanageable.
- Integrating insights into production including yield challenges, bottlenecks, and downtime
- Determining trends across batches and production runs.
- Eliminating manual and labor-intensive traceability through the application of nutraceutical traceability software.
- Integrate the record-keeping and document management challenges into ERP software
- Improving work in process visibility and inventory tracking through the application of a meat inventory tracking system
- Assessing your ERP software system fit to the required batch and continuous processes
- Complying with GFSI food safety schema, such as SQF, supported by independent record-keeping and plans
ERP and Supply Chain Software and other key business systems all have a role in helping to modernize operations. When properly aligned with overall strategy, these systems help manage complex traceability and record-keeping mandates.
Adroit brings industry experience to each engagement and takes the time to understand the specifics of your meat operations. We can help you migrate the spreadsheet-based recipes and formulas into a formal system, and help you to get control of your costs, yields, production, and inventory challenges.