Optimizing value creation through intelligent utilization of raw materials
Optimized recipes from a quality and revenue perspective
Competitive manufacturing of products requires a minimization of expensive resources. This is particularly true for the food industry as material costs here are higher than in most other sectors. Continuously rising prices for raw materials and the demand of customers for cheap foods increases the necessity to manufacture products as cost-efficiently as possible while also ensuring consistently high quality.
The optimal composition of your recipes is an important prerequisite for your company’s success. Recipes have to be faultless as regards quality but at the same time the costs for the raw materials used have to be as low as possible. This means that the optimal recipe must fullfil food law and organoleptic requirements and must be producible from numerous raw material combinations that can be used as alternatives.
Get the optimal recipe with the CSB-System
Integrated Recipe Optimization in the CSB-System creates cost-efficient recipes for the manufacture of your products with the same quality or better. This requires that all production-specific data be fed into the optimization procedure. The CSB-System's optimization model is based on the following approach:
- Cost-efficient use of raw materials
- Provisioning for production losses
- Consideration of additives used in the mixture
- Food law requirements
- Organoleptic requirements of the recipe
Recipe optimization can be done on the basis of different starting situations:
Recipe optimization based on your production planning
Production planning forms the basis for optimization. Different planning horizons - long, medium and short-term planning - are taken into account. At this point in time, the procurement processes for the components that have to be optimized for the planned recipes have not yet been carried out. The "plan recipe optimization" is an efficient solution for optimal procurement of raw materials and components.
Recipe optimization based on your stock of raw materials and components
The stock of raw materials and components forms the basis for optimization. It is assumed that the production process changes suddenly and unpredictably, e.g. due to a disruption of the production processes or if special customer orders have to be produced at short notice. In this case, recipe optimization is carried out in real time based on the available components in stock.
Increase your contribution margins through optimization of material usage
The results of the recipe optimization are recorded as optimal recipe in the component bills of material. Both material procurement planning and material provisioning procedures are triggered based on these BOMs. The optimized material usage reduces material costs considerably and increases contribution margins for every product.
Recipe optimization has cost-reducing effects on your entire recipe production with variable components. Product-specific characteristics are stabilized and the potential for reducing material costs is fully tapped, making recipe optimization an instrument for quality assurance of your batch production.
Your benefits at a glance:
- Marked reduction of material costs
- Standardized product quality
- Recipe flexibility
- Fast reaction in case of unavailable components
- Optimal utilization of purchasing alternatives and market situation
- Efficient bottleneck and inventory management