Purchased commodities are generally received by the truckload (for example, think of an entire truck carrying bulk grains or seeds, or perhaps a tanker containing milk). Trucks carrying the product are directed to an area where they are relieved of their contents, but not before being weighed to determine the weight of the truck plus product. Once the truck has been emptied, it is weighed a second time.
The difference between the full and empty truck provides the purchaser with the weight of the purchased product, and it is this quantity that is ultimately recorded as being received into inventory.
With Aptean Food & Beverage ERP bcFood Edition, you can manage the delivery of bulk commodities by using the program’s Commodity Receiving tools.
Aptean Food & Beverage ERP’s Commodity Receiving Feature
With Aptean Food & Beverage ERP, you can generate commodity receipts for the inbound delivery of commodities to your warehouse locations. These commodity receiving features address the unique challenges that come with handling bulk quantities of commodity products.
Streamlined order entry – commodity receipts narrow the entry of data to focus solely on the physical receipt of product, giving your users a clean platform for recording their activities.
Extensive traceability – using grower-specific information, record the exact ranch, block, or field from which a given receipt was harvested, making it easy to trace your inventory back to its exact point of origin.
Accurate weight information – specify the containers that were used as part of each receipt, then use these containers’ tare weights to calculate the net weight of the product itself.