Production Plans - Labor and Multiple Plans

Posted on January 11, 2019 by

We've added two new features to production planning to cover more situations and keep you on top of your business needs. The first gives you more detail in the plan itself, and the second lets you set up more than one plan.

New Details

Production plans now have a separate table for labor and hourly requirements. That information is broken out so that you have a way of handling:

  • Recipes where labor/hourly non-food ingredients are used
  • Total costs of both inventory and labor in your planning

Multiple Plans

Most of the time you need just one production plan, and the various production runs address your actual work on different products. But sometimes you really do need more than one production plan.

ReciPal's Inventory Pro Subscription takes that into account and allows you to set up multiple production plans. The option is useful for:

  • Setting up different scenarios
  • Addressing production in different facilities, whether large plants or small storefronts
  • Experimenting with new methods or approaches
  • Using aggregate planning to set a master plan and various implementation plans
  • Differentiating between short term and long term needs and goals

So whether you wanted the greater detail in your plans or the greater flexibility in how you plan or both, we've got you covered!


About Lev Berlin

Lev Berlin is the founder & CEO of ReciPal. Having previously been a founder of SlantShack Jerky, he needed nutrition labels and simple tools to start and run the business. He's read the FDA food labeling code countless times in the process of creating ReciPal and helping small food businesses with their labels. He's reviewed and created thousands of food labels, and been a mentor and guest speaker at food incubators, food business courses, and regulatory conferences, like Brooklyn Foodworks and ICE.

After graduating from Princeton with an engineering degree, Lev was a management consultant, then founder or early employee at half a dozen startups. He loves nothing more than helping other small businesses get off the ground and achieve their goals.

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