The production management features described below provide you with tools for operational planning based on consolidated data, sending orders to preparation stations and registration of prepared items movement between chain outlets.
Model document management
The model document management scheme, as set out in the following paragraphs, may be implemented within iiko as part of the centrally managed production. Suppose there is a number of outlets in your chain that receive their supplies from the Production Center (DC). The DC has three sections where accounting takes place: DC Main Storage, Production Storage, Finished Goods Storage.
- Goods and materials come to the DC Main Storage from suppliers under Purchase invoices. Goods may also be supplied directly to outlets’ main storages under Purchase invoices.
- The day-to-day production planning is carried out by means of Internal Production Orders - a list of goods ordered by each outlet from the DC (see the Internal Orders article). The orders are taken by the DC, inventory evaluated, and everything is getting ready for production.
- Semi-finished products and meals specified in Internal Orders are then included in the Consolidated Order and, in fact, make an order for production to be carried out by the specified time. See the Consolidated Orders article.
- The list of goods and associated products as contained in Production Orders will be included in a hard copy of the Storage Inquiry and handed to storekeepers in the DC Main Storage for further order batching and shipping to outlets.
- A production order is made in the form of a Station Card, a Recipe’s image, that shows the amount of food used to prepare the specified number of items.
- Decisions on purchasing of goods are based on the analysis of a production plan, Station Cards and current stock balance of the Production Storage.
- To perform the order, the Production Storage receives foodstuffs from the Main Storage under an Internal Transfer Invoice. For how to prepare this document, see the Internal Transfer (Document) article.
- In the DC, the products (semi-finished products and meals) are registered on the Finished Goods Storage under the Cooking Record. Used ingredients are written off from the Production Storage according to recipes.
- Completed orders (semi-finished products and ready-to-eat items) are shipped from the DC Finished Goods Storage to Outlets’ Main Storages under Internal Transfer Invoices created based on Production Orders.
- Ready for dispatch goods and materials are shipped from the DC Main Storage to Outlets’ Main Storages under Internal Transfer Invoices.
- The DC sells finished products by wholesale to third-party companies from its Finished Goods Storage under Expenditure Invoices.
The storage names used in this article are given by way of example. Goods movement route may be more complicated, as well as much simpler. But you have all the necessary documents to track all the goods movements in the system. Some documents may be created automatically based on the Consolidated Orders data.