IMPROVE HOSPITAL FOOD PRODUCTION
WITH ADVANCED SOFTWARE
IMPROVE HOSPITAL FOOD PRODUCTION
WITH ADVANCED SOFTWARE
FOODSERVICE OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT (FOM)
Effectively order and store food supply
Productively prepare patient meals
Regulate inventory and vendor ordering
PAIN POINTS SOLVED
No visibility on food spending
Difficulty tracking real-time data
Food waste and revenue loss
FOM HELPS YOU
Integrate with nutrition and retail for better data and budget control
Forecast future meal production
Automate inventory management
Considering food represents a significant expense in the healthcare supply chain, it is challenging to successfully manage all the components involved in foodservice. At some point, operators are faced with the decision to either automate their processes or continue having no visibility of food spending. When it affects operational performance, the decision becomes apparent. Foodservice software provides the traceability and budgetary control that every leading healthcare organization needs.
A hospital that uses a food production software system has access to real-time data to regulate foodservice inventory, manage food vendor ordering, build menus, develop recipes, forecast food supply and generate reports.
With Computrition's FOM system, you'll be able to determine:
Effectively ordering, preparing, and storing food all require accurate data especially when it affects the nourishment of patients as well as
non-patients. Automation through FOM will standardize food supply at the most cost-effective rates, taking operational efficiency to
the next level with the cost savings it generates.
SINCE IMPLEMENTING THE
FOM PRODUCTION MODULE,
FOOD WASTE HAS
GONE DOWN TO 3%
AND SHEA MEDICAL
CENTER HAS ACHIEVED
AN OVERALL SAVINGS OF
CENTRALIZED HOSPITAL FOOD MANAGEMENT
Foodservice 101 will teach you that inventory is directly tied to ingredients, recipes, and menus. For a hospital to have an effective food production department, it needs to have a way of ensuring a sufficient food supply. Whether your operation manages inventory on a daily, weekly, or annual basis, foodservice software offers the flexibility to track goods with a perpetual or just-in-time method.
FOM intuitively calculates available inventory, par levels, inventory in-use, and even recipes within recipes, to order what is needed. With the multitude of incoming and outgoing requisitions, FOM’s electronic tracking process saves valuable time otherwise spent on manual work.
Control food waste
When it comes to inventory, mismanagement can lead to major food waste and revenue loss. But having a mechanism like FOM in place, operators can better manage areas of costly oversight in hospitals - like floor stock consumption at the nurse’s stations. Similarly, automation with FOM can also help expiration dates of food so they can be used before any spoilage occurs, preventing a wasteful and costly surplus.
Regardless if you operate a single-site, centralized, or combined hospital food management environment, foodservice software provides resources that improve operational efficiency. With the use of FOM’s “pullsheets”, your staff can easily determine the ingredients to pull from inventory and their corresponding storage locations to produce the meals offered on the menus.
HCA TriStar Division
saved $3.5 million dollars in 2 years due to a floor stock standardization initiative using FOM’s automation.
Restocking goods means frequent ordering and keeping track of multiple vendors can get hectic. With foodservice software, you can integrate with vendors to streamline the entire ordering and receiving process. Automatic price updates via Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) allow operators to perceptively manage all vendor data and view price histories to validate contractual compliancy, obtain proper rebates, and ultimately strengthen buying power!
and Data Linking
Every chef needs a safe “playground” to experiment with ingredients. FOM’s recipe sandbox allows chefs to safely create test recipes without affecting the actual recipes served to patients. While in the test zone, chefs can add or delete ingredients, change yields, and automatically scale ingredients based on the changes, all without impacting the recipes in use until the test is approved!
Details matter in foodservice, particularly when there are so many interrelated aspects that affect the patients. Foodservice software gives operators accessibility to the USDA database or Canadian Nutrient File so they can link the most up-to-date nutrient information to food items in inventory. Additionally, the item-to-nutrient relationship automatically assigns nutrients to the recipes and menus for seamless nutritional analysis without the need for any extra calculations.
and Smart Forecasting
According to LeanPath, an organization dedicated to reducing food waste, 53% of waste is due to overproduction. Decreasing this statistic can be possible when organizations have the resources available to track data accurately. One of the greatest benefits of foodservice software is the reporting tools it provides, so operators of single-site and multi-site hospitals can analyze their performance and protect their bottom-line.
FOM reporting puts you in a position to pinpoint the cost of over-production, which helps to identify where spending occurs and where adjustments need to be made. FOM enables hospitals to forecast the required food supply to order for future food production, helping to prevent the risk of wasting or running out of food. Cost containment happens when operators are equipped to order the right amount of food needed to produce patient or retail meals.
Meaningful foodservice data is very much interconnected with the retail side of healthcare too. Knowing the buying price of food items enables retailers to set fair selling prices and ensure goods are not sold for less than they were purchased. Likewise, leveraging actual POS sales data improves production forecasting and inventory management. Additionally, creating labels for pre-packaged foods and displaying meals on café menus require itemized ingredients of food items and FOM automatically transfers that information.
Additionally, foodservice software offers integrated HACCP functionality to comply with food safety standards during food preparation and prevent any risk of harm to patients. Interoperability at this caliber produces hospital- and system-wide cost savings!
items to order based
on menu requirements
food inventory required
recipes, and menus
Scale recipe and
Track incoming and
and historical summary
Give chefs the ability
to test and create
new recipes in a
information at the
food item, recipe, and
to forecast order
amounts for future
nutrition services to
trace the cost of all
foods served to
patients and guests
Reduce food waste
and protect the foodservice
Redeem rebates and
buy food at optimal
prices with electronic
Ensure proper food
handling in accordance
to HACCP guidelines
Capture profit margins
by setting retail
sales prices for food
items based on the
initiatives by leveraging
for food labels
and café menus
see it in action
Take a look at additional resources to find out how automation will optimize your
foodservice department - producing the highest level of human satisfaction,
operational efficiency, risk reduction and budget protection!