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TECHNOLOGY

Printing on demand-rather
than having preprinted labels-
also helps the operator reduce
label wastage due to a change
to ingredients or nutritionals,
she added.

Simpler is better
Mississauga, Ontario-based
Invatron Systems Corp. offers
its customers a simplified
approach to recipe management
functionality, said Joe Smirlies,
the company's senior vice
president for production
management. Included as part
of Invatron's all-in-one fresh
food retail platform, recipe
management acts in conjunction
with the company's demand
forecasting, replenishment,
production planning, and fresh
ordering tools to generate the
most reliable menus and margins,
Smirlies said.
Recipes are entered into
Invatron's system, and margin
is auto-calculated at the sellable
level, taking into account
changes in ingredient pricing.
In-store, users have access to
preparation guides in various
formats centrally stored in the

system. Sellable products are
assembled, then merchandised,
and compliant nutritional labels
containing detailed nutritional
information are linked to sellable
items and made available for
in-store printing of labels and
menu boards for recipe-based
products.
" The high adoption of
Invatron's recipe management is
attributed to its pinpoint accuracy
and visibility into the true cost
of an assembled item, " Smirlies
said. " Customers value seeing all
the pieces of the puzzle come
together to form the full picture
of their recipe management
processes. "
Invatron's commissaryspecific capabilities separate the
company from its competitors,
Smirlies said. The system makes
it easier to set priorities of items
that need to be prepared first,
second, and so on allowing fresh
food retailers to designate a
smart plan for daily preparation
and management of labor.
" Invatron's fresh food retail
platform supports the production
and fresh ordering processes
of grocery retailer-operated

Invatron's all-in-one platform combines recipe management with other tools essential to commissaries,
retailers and others along the food supply chain.
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commissaries, " he said. " Our
solution extends seamlessly
to in-store fresh ordering
functions for the ordering of
products produced by the
commissary and aggregates
those needs into large-scale
production planning outputs and
associated ingredient ordering
requirements. "
Invatron is also seeing
its customers working
to incorporate Invatron's
commissary solution into dark
kitchens and micro fulfillment
centers, leveraging Hub & Spoke
capabilities to optimize the
replenishment needs of those
facilities as volumes through
those facilities grow.

Make way for IoT
Another innovation that's making
it easier for commissaries,
retailers and suppliers to print
labels more efficiently and
accurately, Barrett said, is the
increased use of Internet of
Things (IoT) technologies.
" Label printers are now able
to be web-enabled, " he said.
" In the past, when a new item
was introduced, you'd save the
information on a thumb drive,
then put it that drive in wherever
you wanted to transfer the info.
Now it can all be managed from
one place. "
Expect those and other
innovations to be adopted by
commissaries, central kitchens
and their retail partners at evergreater rates going forward.
" People are much more open
and understanding of technology
and how it can help them, "
Barrett said. " When we started,
we were teaching people have
to log into a computer - not into
the software, into the computer.
That was just 16 years ago. "
Other trends that will only
intensify, he added, are the
movement toward cloud-based,

INVATRON

automation system, Matt85
tablet and printer combination
and TamperSeal labels, giving
users the ability to incorporate
compliant nutritional information
with custom branded grab-n-go
labels that are also tamperevident, Carte said.
Another good fit for
commissaries, she added, are
DayMark's grab-n-go labeling
offerings, including TamperSeal
labels for third-party delivery,
which Carte said offer suppliers
the ability to communicate
nutritional information to their
customers.
COVID, Carte said, has made
it more important than ever for
companies to keep costs down.
And with recipe management
technology, operators can
change their recipe quickly
and easily to account for the
ingredients at hand.
" Reformulating the recipe will
update the nutritional calculation
and allergens, which will then
be properly displayed on the
customer facing label, keeping
the operator fully in compliance
with labeling requirements, "
Carte said.


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