If you are on the cusp of opening a brand new food manufacturing business, you need to make sure you’re fully aware of how to succeed in this competitive industry. From utilizing direct store delivery software to focusing on safety and efficiency throughout every step of the way, here are some important things you have to keep in mind when opening and running a new food manufacturing business:
Direct Store Delivery software
DSD software has revolutionized the food manufacturing and delivery industry. Years ago, it was extremely difficult to keep track of all your products throughout the inventory process and as they were being delivered, but thanks to some innovative DSD solutions, it’s so much easier to stay on top of all the logistical aspects of your organization.
Be cognizant of allergic reactions
While more than 160 foods can actually cause allergic reactions in people who have food allergies, the law identifies the eight most common allergenic food products. These foods account for 90% of food allergic reactions and are the food sources from which many other ingredients are derived.
Hire responsible and experienced drivers
Especially during the first year of business, you want to make sure that you never miss a delivery. By hiring experienced and quality drivers (along with your DSD software), you’ll nearly guarantee accurate and responsible deliveries. Eventually, you should feel free to hire a few inexperienced drivers and have your experienced drivers teach them how to thrive in the industry. But since you’re starting a new organization, you don’t want to deal with all the potential problems that could arise if you only have inexperienced drivers.
Utilize mobile inventory management
You’ll be able to keep track of every single item in your manufacturing warehouse and throughout the delivery process. If you are unable to keep track of all your food products, there could be all sorts of problems as a result, and you’ll struggle to succeed in this industry.
If you want to learn more about opening and running a successful food manufacturing business or find out how to better utilize DSD solutions, give Harvest Food Solutions a call today.