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he Accellos system provides full visibility of raw material coming into the food warehouse, moni- tors the movement of fi nished


goods, and tracks products going through the production and packaging area. This removes the diffi culty and cost of manag- ing time-consuming paper documentation. Saving both time and money through ef-


fi ciency improvements, the WMS interfaces easily with existing enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems and order man- agement systems – such as SAP Business One – sharing the same database and eliminating the need for data duplica- tion. Accellos provides comprehensive traceability for food companies using UK-sourced raw material, and for busi-


nesses that import foodstuffs from overseas. Using the system to zone the warehouse allows companies to see exactly what is happening in each area of the building, eliminating information black holes. Although UK Food Standard Agency rules govern all food companies, no two food warehouses are alike. The WMS has been developed for maximum fl exibility to meet these different, individual require- ments and is, therefore, very fl exible and scaleable. It provides batch and serial number traceability, so that any and all items can be identifi ed quickly back to their source without the need to search through paper records. This makes it a good fi t for SME businesses in the food industry; 68% of Food and Drink Federa-


The latest version of the Accellos warehouse management system (WMS) from Balloon One simplifi es traceability for food processors and manufacturers.


tion membership are such companies. With more than 1,000 confi gura- tion switches, the WMS can provide a wealth of functionality without modifying the software. It uses an XML interface to communicate real-time information from the warehouse to the back offi ce system. Features include multi-bin, advanced allocation and barcode auto ID using wireless scanners for accuracy, speed and no unnecessary paperwork. The auto- matic identifi cation of barcodes on raw materials and fi nished products ensures a complete electronic trail that can be inter- rogated instantly whenever required. 


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