Version 10 of Beer30 Makes Demand Planning and KPI Tracking a Reality

May 15, 2023

At The 5th Ingredient, we’re proud to announce the release of Version 10 of Beer30 and Bucha30 Software. This update represents a major milestone in the ongoing development of the software, offering breweries a range of fully customizable features. With Version 10, breweries can now take advantage of the Demand Planning Module and KPI Scorecards, empowering them to streamline operations, optimize production, and maximize profitability.

Demand Planning Module: Brewing Success with Precision

The new Demand Planning module is a game-changer for breweries, providing enhanced planning and coordination between Sales, Purchasing, and Production. By delivering the freshest product precisely when the sales team needs it, this module helps breweries reduce their cost of goods and improve overall efficiency.

Key Benefits of the Demand Planning Module:

  1. Enhanced Visibility: Breweries gain better visibility into materials and supplies, production timelines, sales forecasts, and product demand. The module leverages brewery data to provide accurate and reliable forecasts, enabling optimized production planning.
  2. Sales Forecasting: The Demand Planning module answers critical questions, such as the brewery's sales forecast, the required beer volume in BBLs / HL / L, the packaging formats needed, and when finished products are needed.
  3. Inventory Management: By analyzing sales trends and production timelines, breweries can determine whether they have the right raw materials and packaging supplies. This proactive approach helps reduce waste and minimize stockouts or expired inventory before it’s too late to do anything about it.

Zach Volkman, Head of Revenue Operations at The 5th Ingredient and former COO of O’Connor Brewing Company, shared his experience: "Our management team spent hours every week trying to keep production plans and sales forecasts aligned across multiple flagship beers, rotating seasonals, and tons of packaging formats, all while trying to factor in seasonality and trends in the market. Despite our efforts and multiple spreadsheets, we often missed the mark. Whether it was missed sales or expired beer down the drain, underproduction and overproduction were both huge problems. Beer30 and the new Demand Planning module was the missing link."

KPI Scorecards: Brewing Efficiency with Metrics

The Version 10 update also introduces KPI Scorecards, providing brewery managers with instant visibility into key performance indicators (KPIs) to keep their teams on track and improve overall performance.

Key Benefits of KPI Scorecards:

  1. Measuring Performance: Breweries can now easily measure sales performance, production efficiency, and other valuable metrics using the fully customizable scorecard. By tracking KPIs, managers can identify areas for improvement and make data-driven decisions.
  2. Customization: The scorecard is highly flexible and can be tailored to fit specific brewery needs and goals. Breweries can choose the metrics that matter most to their operations and monitor progress in real-time.

Pulkit K. Agrawal (PKA), Founder & CEO of The 5th Ingredient, explains the significance of KPI Scorecards: "The KPI Scorecard is letting brewery owners finally take their hundreds of data points in Beer30 and get a customizable dashboard to help them improve their performance and efficiency. One of the main reasons I began this company and launched the Beer30 software was to provide these data points to brewers at their fingertips."

Beer30 and Bucha30 Software Version 10 marks a major step forward in brewing software technology. With the Demand Planning Module and KPI Scorecards, breweries can streamline their operations, reduce costs, and achieve optimal efficiency. The fully customizable nature of the software allows breweries to tailor the features to their specific needs and goals, ensuring they get the most out of the software.

These features paired with improved COGS tracking, reporting, and quality control make Beer30 the best brewery management software to drive ROI, and to help you brew more and brew better. 

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