Lessons Learned in Food Manufacturing (and Distribution), xTuple Webinar Series Begins

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xTuple open source ERP sows seeds of knowledge for food manufacturers and distributors

Food and Beverage Supply Chain
Smaller batch food manufacturers, in particular, often don’t have the resources necessary to deploy tools needed to assure compliance efficiently

Norfolk, Va.-headquartered xTuple, the world's #1 open source ERP, today announced the first in a series of educational webinars designed specifically for the U.S. Food & Beverage industry. Spurred by a study conducted by WeiserMazars, a leading accounting, tax and advisory services firm, in conjunction with The Food Institute earlier this year, this business sector is estimated to grow considerably over 2014 statistics — by 18 per cent before year's end.

Webinar: xTuple ERP delivers best practices to the global food supply chain

To deliver needed educational services to businesses in the booming food supply chain, xTuple surveyed its own customers to discover the three biggest food industry issues: (1) making a profit; (2) keeping product on the shelf; and (3) staying compliant with certifications and regulations.

The Food Manufacturers and Distributors webinar will explore these topics and more. Attendees will learn ways to improve their food manufacturing or distribution company, with valuable advice from their peers on the front lines. Repeated to accommodate busy schedules, interested participants may sign up for one or all three (3).

> Tuesday, December 8, 2015 (1:00 p.m.)
> Wednesday, December 9, 2015 (2:00 p.m.)
> Thursday, December 10, 2015 (3:00 p.m.)

All webinars are shown in Eastern Time (GMT-05:00-US & Canada). Register at ERP for the Food Supply Chain.

Top Topics include traceability, regulatory compliance and speedy fulfillment, all critical for food and beverage companies of all sizes who need to focus on key business issues, such as:

> Tracing ingredients from origin to customer
> Ensuring products are manufactured to strict specifications
> Minimizing waste
> Extending shelf-life with faster throughput
> Taking and processing orders at ever higher speeds
> Gaining greater visibility of operational performance
> Delivering customer specific pricing

Harry T. Muller-Thym, Jr., CEO of Thymly Products, Inc. — a fourth generation family-owned food ingredients manufacturer — joins this first food-focused webinar series to share his insights. Thymly is a company transformed, driven by its fully integrated CRM (customer relationship management) tools and facilitated by moving from spreadsheets and business software, which limited growth and hindered regulatory compliance.

"Smaller batch food manufacturers, in particular, often don’t have the resources necessary to deploy tools needed to assure compliance efficiently," according to xTuple's director of special projects Rick Murchake. "Our aim is to help these businesses — who are the backbone of our global economy — align their operations, reduce costs and increase sales, all while securing the safest global food supply chain possible."

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About the U.S. Food & Beverage Industry Study

WeiserMazars LLP conducted its third annual U.S. Food & Beverage Industry Study in 2015, which found that sector anticipated a substantial increase in sales, profit and employment. The study is based on a survey of U.S. companies across the food and beverage industry. Read the entire study here.

About xTuple, the world’s #1 open source ERP

BOSSIE/Best of Open Source Awards 2015: xTuple named InfoWorld's top pick in open source business applications — they're the engines behind every modern business. Read more about BOSSIE Awards.

Award-winning xTuple, makers of the world’s leading suite of open source accounting, Corporate Relationship Management (CRM) and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), is supply chain management software for growing businesses to control their operations and profitability. xTuple integrates all critical functional areas in one modular system: sales, financials and operations — including customer and supplier management, inventory control, manufacturing and distribution — the powerful tools to Grow Your World®.

As a commercial open source company, xTuple works with a global community of tens of thousands of professional users. xTuple gives customers the ability to tailor solutions with multi-platform support for Windows, Mac, Linux and mobile as well as flexible licensing and pricing options. Join the innovation conversation with the open source community at http://www.xTuple.com.

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