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Reasons to safeguard your ERP systems against change

It’s now over three years since the UK voted to leave the European Union, and with uncertainty still looming most of us have become tired of reading ‘Brexit predictions’. However, there are still many possible changes that are unavoidable, and this couldn’t be truer when it comes to the Food and Beverage industry.

Should the UK be forced to trade with the EU under World Trade Organisation (WTO) rules, additional tariffs will be added to exports. The UK’s food exports are currently estimated at over £20bn[1] per year highlighting the sheer scale of impact this change will have on the industry and the businesses involved. In fact, 60% of surveyed food and drink businesses announced that they have already been negatively affected by the UK’s imminent exit from the EU.[2]

In addition to the possible increase in tariffs other imminent changes (depending on the Brexit outcome) may be affected including; food and drink standards, supply chain delays and the free movement of people (employees).

With all the possible ‘what ifs’ floating around a lot of business within Cumbria and the rest of the UK have used the time to hold tight on any potential core business changes. But is this the right decision?

At Monpellier we believe that now is the perfect time to safeguard your business against any coming changes so that when they do arise your business is equipped and ready. Achieving the ideal production process is no easy task and requires many layers of planning and careful management. This can also be said for upgrading or implementing a new ERP system.

Sage 200cloud recognises the legislation surrounding food and drink manufacturing and gives you complete visibility across your entire supply chain. The intelligent system combines core elements such as manufacturing, distribution, warehousing, accounting and CRM. If your business is involved in importing/exporting or if you are planning to grow your operations next year Sage 200cloud could help you achieve your goals.

Sage 200cloud Key Benefits
  • Improves traceability, therefore, lowering wastage
  • Uses full batch and serial number traceability which lets you track stock across multiple locations
  • Shelf Life Management with added expiration date control

 First published: In Cumbria Magazine’s July 2019 issue

References

[1] Virtual College. 2018. How Brexit Will Impact the Food and Drink Industry. Accessed 24 June 2019, < https://www.virtual-college.co.uk/news/food-hygiene/2018/11/how-will-brexit-impact-the-food-and-drink-industry >.

[2] Rosie Lintott. 2019. Food businesses hit hardest by Brexit: Report. Verdict Food Service. . Accessed 24 June 2019, <https://www.verdictfoodservice.com/news/brexit-impacting-food-businesses/>

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