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Packaging Specialist

You've been entrusted with packaging your craft brew to get it to your ultimate fans. You've got the equipment and the inventory, but how do you make sure the process keeps moving smoothly day after day? Bringing planning to the forefront of your team's agenda helps ensure you have everything your team needs. Ekos has many features that will help your team, including forecasting for materials, packaging plans, task management, and custom reporting. Learn more below.

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Packaging Specialist


Forecasting Tools for Material Usage

Forecasting your ingredients and packaging materials is important to maintaining a consistent production schedule. With the forecasting tool in Ekos, you can view the anticipated ingredient and item usage by category based on the batches planned by the production team.

  • With our brewing calendar, you can filter by month, week, or year to get specific on the dates you want to see 
  • Understand where packaging items like keg shells, caps, collars, bottles, and cans are falling below your set reorder threshold, and create purchase orders if needed 
  • Click into specific columns to see details on associated purchase orders, inventory receipts, or batches, understanding what finished goods are in demand 


Packaging Plans for Each Batch

Adding packaging plans for each batch allows you to estimate the finished good products that will come from a specific batch. These plans feed into your brewing calendar, allowing your team (especially sales) to see the anticipated finished good inventory coming down the line.

  • Plan out specific quantities in specific packaging types, including kegs, bottles, and cans
  • View the quantity planned versus quantity packaged to know if you met your goal 
  • Feed into the forecasting tool, allowing you to see the difference between quantities packaged versus quantity on invoices so the production and sales team can stay in sync. 


Task Management for Teams & Individuals

Our craft brewery software treats all batches as projects, allowing you to assign packaging tasks to your team or to individual users. The task management feature allows you more control over the operational workflow and the ability to verify tasks are being completed.

  • View the packaging plans from a high-level view or by individually assigned tasks 
  • Have individual task lists per user, allowing for focused work 
  • Match packaging plans to the executed packaging events so you can note and investigate any discrepancies  


Custom Reporting & Department Dashboards

Ekos offers detailed, customizable reports that provide information on all areas of the business. These reports can be turned into dashboards, allowing for greater insight into packaging plans, ingredient and packaging item usage, and customer demand.

  • View reports showing data on planned packaging events, customer demands, and ingredient usage right in your dashboard
  • Retrieve data on beer packaged by week, month, or year to view trend history 
  • See on-hand quantity of beer or cider kegged and packaged with storage location information and average cost 

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