Established in 1870, award winning Bretzel Bakery make and bake a wide range of breads, sourdough breads and pastries for the Food Service, Sandwich and Retail sector.
V5 Traceability with Cybake Scheduling Interface
Keeping track of all inventory and batch production is paramount at Bretzel Bakery. However, an interface with Cybake (Business Management Software from RedBlack Software) was required to streamline the production planning process.
Customer orders are entered into Cybake through their ecommerce website. Cybake consolidates these orders into optimal sized production batches, which are then available to operators on the V5 Formula Systems.
Bretzel operates two bakeries (Dublin and Co Kildare). Both bakeries installed the V5 Formula Systems for managing and executing production batches, and both sites installed the WMS software for receiving and managing all incoming inventory. Both sites operate barcode scanners, printers, touch screen and scales in production and wireless tablet computers in the warehouse.
Owner, William Despard, custodian of The Bretzel bakery since December 2000, comments “Our ethos is to make excellent breads, culminating in winning the Supreme Champion of Ireland, Blas na hEireann 2020. Along the way there have been a lot of enhancements in baking techniques and technology. We purchased V5 because it allows us to produce bread in a traditional way, but it reduced the risk of incorrect formulations. On top of that, having paperless ingredient traceability is a real bonus the Cybake Integration takes automated scheduling to a whole new level”
AuditTec BRC Compliance
Bretzel Bakery also purchased AuditTec, audit compliance software to deliver paperless BRC compliance on smart phones and tablets around the bakeries.
AuditTec allows the company’s internal audits to be managed digitally and more efficiently. Audits such as Glass & Perspex, Hygiene and GMP are all setup on the AuditTec web-based solution with escalation paths and email notifications for raised non-conformances. AuditTec operates on the company’s tablet pc’s and smartphones, capturing data using text and picture formats for retrieval later during external audits (read more about external audits).
Managing Director, Dymphna O’Brien states “We pride ourselves on being the only artisan bakery of its kind with the structures and disciplines of a large food manufacturers. With AuditTec installed, digital auditing has become a reality. We rely on the system for all aspects of BRC compliance. The system has removed the vast majority of paperwork required in the bakeries and having all the data audit ready, whenever we need it is a huge benefit to us”