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Bakery Cafes are profitable business - A survey

Bakery Cafe s have reported spectacular growth in  recent  economic slowdown .Manufacturing has been hit by the cost escalation how ever  the bakery cafes  are in expansion mode . A recent survey by  Technomic tells us all.

According to Technomic’s new study, the 2009 Technomic Top 25 Bakery Cafe Chains Restaurant Report, system-wide sales for the bakery-café industry grew 12 percent in 2008 to $4.5 billion, led by Panera Bread, Einstein Bros. Bagels and Au Bon Pain, with $2.6 billion, $393 million and $307 million respectively.




"The consumer trade-down from full-service to limited-service formats that solidified through 2008 and into 2009 allowed fast-casual bakery cafes to truly shine," said Darren Tristano, executive vice president at Technomic. "The appeal of moderately priced, high-quality menu offerings served in contemporary ambiance, as well as consumer perception of value for this format, has more than likely strengthened over the past year."



Among the trends, products, and findings included in the report:



Health and nutrition: Einstein Bros. Bagels' Lighter Fare Menus.

Expansion of breakfast offerings: Atlanta Bread Company, Corner Bakery Café, and Panera Bread.

Revamped catering programs: Au Bon Pain's Hot Lunch line.

Value equation: La Madeleine's Choose Two Menu, Einstein Bros. Bagels' Snack-Out menu, Au Bon Pain's small-bite Portions menu.

Nontraditional sites and urban locations: airports, college campuses, military bases, medical centers and hotels.

Social media: use of Facebook and Twitter to promote new and limited-time offerings.

Bakery cafe chains' units expanded by 6.6 percent to 3,107 locations.

Paradise Bakery & Cafe was the sales growth leader at 30.7 percent. Le Pain Quotidien was the leader in store count growth rate at 29.6 percent.

Source: Technomic Inc

Pakistan Biscuit and Confectionery business on verge of shut down

Pakistans Biscuit and confectionery Associations ( PB & CMA)  declared that they  intend to  close the biscuit plants rather than  to run plant or factories in losses. Pointing towards the soaring prices of raw material specially  Sugar  which has shot up to  Rs60/kg .  with in no time . Mr Maqsood Ismail  associations  chairman  said that untill and unless the government takes some drastic and emergency steps  there would be no choice for manufacturers to shut their factories rendering thousand s of worker jobless  and loss to  government of pakistan exchequre.

Source : pakwatan.com

BISK FARM - A popular brand in Eastern India

In one of my earlier post " brands in rural Bihar " I have mentioned predominant presence of BiskFarm brands of biscuits . Now that major publication has endorsed its preminent place in eastern market of India .

Bisk farm was launched in year 2000 in West Bengal and it is owned by Aparna group of Industries under the company called  SAJ Industries Pvt Ltd.

Bisk Farm products and  Brands

Bisk Farm has  product such as Biscuits , Cakes  ,Rusk  and Cookies . Total of 55 products (SKUS)  with turnover of  Rs 200 crore . Bisk farm controls 40% of market share in Eastern India  Britannia being  the major competitor in the region .

Some  of the popular brands are  Googly ,Just Ginger , Bourbon , Chocolate Cream

.It has  got  presence in  states such as West Bengal , Bihar , Orissa , Assam , Jharkhand, Chattisgargh  , North eastern  staates and Bhutan .

It has forayed into bakery retail  by  name Just Baked  .Got  8  such stores in  Kolkatta  and has plan to open 100 such outlets in and around Kolkatta suburbs.

Bisk Farm has three plants in West Bengal and is planning to  open a new plant in Karanatka  ,Bangalore .

HQ Address

Purna Bhaban,
5/1 Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Road,
5th Floor,
Kolkata - 700 020
West Bengal, India.
Phone : +91-033-2281-8219/8369.
Fax : +91-033-2283-3510
website: http://www.biskfarm.com/







World top 10 food and beverages companies

Listed below are the world top 10 food and beverages companies . With globalization and economic liberalization   spreading around the world these companies  are represented in most of the countries .

 

 

Company and Country Sales ( USD Billion )
Nestle ( Switzerland) 96
Unilever ( UK , Holland) 59
PepsiCo( USA) 39
Kraft Foods Inc ( USA) 37
Coca-Cola ( USA) 29
Inbev( Netherland) 21
SAB Miller ( UK ) 21
Diageo (UK) 21
Danone ( France ) 19
Pernod Ricard ( France ) 10

 

 

Source:World Investment Report UN ,2009

Food Technology Degree/Diploma from Major Indian Institutes/Univ/Colleges

Premier Institutes providing professional courses in Food technology/ bakery technology and courses Degree /Diploma are
IIHM ( Indian Institute s of Hotel Management at Delhi , Mumbai , Bhopal , Chennai , Kolkatta , Ahmedabad )
CFTRI , Mysore
HBTI,Kanpur

B.Sc. with Food and Nutrition
Kakatiya University, Warangal 506009
University of Calcutta, Calcutta 700073
Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marabwada University, Aurangabad 431004
University of Delhi, Delhi 110007
University of Mysore, Mysore 570073
B.Sc. with Food Preservation
University of Madras, Chennai-600005
University of Calcutta, Calcutta-700073 B.Tech. (Food Engineering)
Chitrakoot Gramodaya Vishwavidyalaya, Distt. Satna 485331
Jadavpur University (after B.Sc.) Calcutta 700032
Kanpur University, Kanpur 208024 (UP) (M.Tech. is also available) B.Sc. Tech (after B.Sc.)
Nagpur University, Nagpur 440001
University of Bombay, Port, Mumbai 400032 (M.Sc. Tech is available in Food Technology and in Fermentation Technology). M.Sc. (Food Science)
Andhra University, Visakhapatnam 530003 (A.P.) M.Sc. Food Technology
Govind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture and Technology Pantnagar 263145 (U.P.) (M.Sc. Food and Nutrition is offered by the faculty of Home Science). M.Sc. in Food and Fermentation Technology and Food Sc, Tech.
Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar 143005 (Punjab) M.Sc. (Food and Nutrition)
University of Mysore, Mysore 570005 (after Home Science)
Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore 641003
University of Agricultural Sciences, Krishinagar, Dharwad 580003

Packaging Cost Reduction - Few Ideas from Hormel Foods


Austin, Minn. Dec. 3 - Following its reduction of 5.2 million pounds of product packaging in 2008, Hormel Foods Corporation is proud to announce the results of several new packaging projects.
“Our new initiatives build on about 40 packaging reduction projects completed in 2008 and reflect the way we continuously look for means to improve the packaging of our products and reduce our environmental footprint,” said Daniel S. Miller, Research and Development manager of packaging development at Hormel Foods. “In this process, we work with our suppliers to find innovative solutions.”
New packaging reduction highlights and projected savings include:
The elimination of extra room in the Jennie-O Turkey Store® burgers carton is expected to have an annual paperboard savings of more than 175,000 pounds.
Lloyd’s® barbeque tubs no longer have an extra paper sleeve. This modification will eliminate enough solid waste to fill 22 garbage trucks and save more than 660,000 pounds of paper fiber annually.
Reducing the thickness of the glass used to produce each jar of Hormel® bacon bits will produce annual material savings around 411,000 pounds.
Reconfiguration of the shipping box for Hormel® Compleats® microwave meals removed 23 percent of the material required to make the previous corrugated packaging box and generated an annual materials savings of 1.2 million pounds. In addition, changes to the size of the carton flaps of the product and reallocation of materials resulted in annual savings of more than 980 million pounds of solid waste.
Hormel® party trays packaging was redesigned to eliminate the need for shrink wrap to produce an annual savings of approximately 100,000 pounds. The corrugated case to ship the product will be smaller, resulting in a corrugated material savings of more than 174,000 pounds per year.
Redesign of the shipping box for Hormel® pork ribs, butts and bone-in offers more strength while creating an annual corrugated materials savings of about 2.4 million pounds.
Reducing the height, width and length of each box used to ship Hormel® pepperoni, increased the amount of product on each pallet, saving materials and reducing the number of trailers needed each year. The anticipated savings is 188,000 pounds of wood fiber annually and 49,000 pounds of corrugated.
Changes to the shipping of canned food products made by Hormel Foods will result in efficiencies that reduce the number of pallets needed annually by 14,573 and require less plastic and bundling film.
These packaging reduction projects are part of the overall corporate responsibility strategy and goals set by Hormel Foods.
Source : Hormel Foods

Indian Biscuit manufacturing equipment supplier s

List of Major  Indian Biscuit Equipment Manufacturers and Suppliers











SNO NAME OF THE MANUFACTURERITEMS
1 PRIMA ENGINEERINGBiscuit plant and machinery
2 NEW ERA INDUSTRIES Biscuit Plant and machinery
3 AIFSOBiscuit Plant and machinery
4 SUNBEAM INDUSTRIES Biscuit Plant and machinery
5 MANGAL ENGINEERINGBiscuit Plant and machinery
6 SARLA INDUSTRIESBiscuit palnt and machinery
7 MIRANDA ENGINEERINGBulk Handling
8 INDCON PROJECTSBulk Handling
9 SARLA ENGINEERINGCooling conveyor
10 KAPS ENGINEERSugar Grinder,Biscuit grinder
11 PRAGATI ENGINEERINGMoulders and Cutters
12 ESPEE ENGINEERSBiscuit palnt and machinery ,erection of Biscuit plants
13 PROMESE ENGINEERSErection and Comissioning of Biscuit Plant.
14 G C DUTTA AND SONSCotton Conveyors
15 SCANDIA BELTINGCotton Conveyors
16 AARJAY SYSTEMS PVT LTDAutomation
17 NECONAutomation
18 AVISTAR Moulders and cutters
19 ACUSHARPKnifes and blades
20 MULTIPACK SYSTEM PVT LTDPacking machines
21 BOSCH PACKAGING( INDIA)Packing Machines
22 KHOSLA PRECISIONPacking Machines
23 NEW INDO PACKING MACHINEPacking machines
24 ITW SIGNODE ( INDIA)Taping Machines or carton sealing machines
25 VIBGYOR Sealers
26 CONTROL PRINT Printing dry and ink jet
27 BAKSHI ENTERPRISEMarkem Printers
28 ISF Milk chillers and handling system
29 TECHNOFOUR SYSTEMSMetal detectors and Check Weighers
30 METLLER TALEDO (INDIA)Metal detectors and check weigher s
31 HABASIT ( INDIA)PU conveyors
32 FORECH INDIAPU conveyors
33 K DHARMALINGAMEndless Webs
34 VIVEK ENGINEERS Sugar,flour , salt and Milk sprinkler
37 RAJNI COMBUSTIONWeishaupt burners
39 NARI WIRE NETTING INDUSTRIESOven Bands
40 ROSHAN INDUSTRIESOven Bands
41 LLYOD INSULATIONInsulation material
42 UP TWIGAInsulation material
43 RADIX SENSORSSensors
44 WESMAN THERMALBurners
45 CHADHA SALES PVT LTDChillers
46 ADMIR OVENS Biscuit Plant and machinery
47 FESTO PNEUMATICSPneumatics
48 VOLTAS Air Conditioning
49 BLUE STAR LTDAir conditioning and cold storage
50 GODREJ MATERIAL HANDLING DIVISION Pallets and material handling
51 RIECO INDUSTRIESBulk Handling
54 SUPER TECHKnifes and blades
55 SEPERATION ENGINEERSVibration gyro screens for flour sifting
58 THERMAXVam and Boilers
59 BRY AIR Humidifier
60 NILKAMALPlastic trays and bins
61 SUPREME INDUSTRIESPlastic trays and bins

Major packaging material manufacturers /suppliers in India – Bakeries

Packaging material  are critical  component of bakery products . Packaging consists of primary packaging  meant for product  and secondary packaging   for  transit .Packaging material s includes kraft  paper conversion into  Cartons .

Major packaging material used  are Wrappers/Laminates( BOPP) , CBBS ( Cartons made up of Kraft paper converted by converters ) ,HDPE ,LDPE ,Tapes ,Kraft Paper , Converters ,Stickers , Polythene etc .

Below are  the major  supplier of packaging item to various bakeries in India .

 

LOCATION NAME OF THE COMPANY
DELHI
DAMAN
SATARA
AURANGABAD
MUMBAI
PANCHKULA
DELHI
DELHI
HOSUR
NEW DELHI
KASHIPUR
VAPI
NOIDA
PATNA
MUMBAI
HYDERABAD
HYDERABAD
VISHAKHAPATNAM
BANGALORE
CHENNAI
MYSORE
HYDERABAD
MUMBAI
CHENNAI
KOLKATA
SBI,TOWNHALL
SECUNDRABAD
(VIA) SAMALKOT
VAPI
NAGPUR
 
HYDERABAD
HYDERABAD
BANGALORE
MUMBAI
GUWAHATI
DELHI
DELHI
DELHI
MUMBAI
DIST. THANE
DELHI
MUMBAI
KOLKATA
CHENNAI
MUMBAI
GWALIOR
GWALIOR
MUMBAI
SILVASSA
MUMBAI
KASHIPUR
MUMBAI
MUMBAI
MUMBAI
THANE (W)
BANGALORE
CHENNAI
MUMBAI
CHENNAI
HYDERABAD
CHENNAI
DELHI
MUMBAI
BANGALORE
CHENNAI
AHMEDABAD
THANE (W)
 
BANGALORE
NEW DELHI
MUMBAI
NEW DELHI
SIVAKASI
CHENNAI
NOIDA
DELHI
ABHIJEET PRINTERS
ABHISHEK PACKAGING INDUST
AJINKYATARA S.S.K. LTD.
AKAR LAMINATORS LTD
AMOL PAPER MILLS PVT.LTD
SAINSONS PAPER INDUSTRIES
ARORA PAPER CONVERTER (RE
BABA PRINT ARTS
LAKSHMI PACKAGING (P) LTD
BAJAJ PRINTERS & PACKERS
BANWARI PAPER MILLS LTD
BEST PAPER MILLS PVT. LTD
BHARAT PACKAGING
BIHAR PACKAGING INDUSTRIE
ORIENT PRESS LTD.
SHANTHI PACKAGING
SURYAVANSHI PACKAGING
COASTAL CARTONS (P) LTD
INDIA PACKAGING PRODUCTS
CRAFT CARTONS
SHUKRA PACKAGING PVT. LTD
CENTRAL INDIA PACKAGING
COSMO FILMS LTD
I T C LIMITED
JAYANTA MALLICK
K.R.PULP & PAPERS LTD
R A KRAFT PAPER PVT. LTD
SEVEN HILLS PAPERS (P) LT
BEST PAPER MILLS PVT. LTD
NICE PAPERS LTD
K R PULP & PAPERS LTD.,
L N PACKAGING PRIVATE LIM
VENKATESHWARA FLEXO-PACK
TRUST PACK
LAXMI PACKING CORP.
MANJUSHREE POLYPACKS PVT
ASHOKA PACKAGING INDUSTRI
ASHOKA PACKAGING INDUSTRI
HINDUSTAN POLY PLAST
M.A. PACKAGING
MEGH PACK INDUSTRIES
MEGHDOOT CORRUGATORS & PA
MEGHNA LAMINATES.
HINDUSTAN ADHESIVES LTD.
M L PACKAGE
MODERN PACKAGING COMPANY
M P CONVERTERS PVT LTD
M P ENGINEERING INDUSTRIE
MULTI FLEX LAMI-PRINT
MULTI-FLEX LAMI-PRINT LTD
MULTI FLEX LAMLI PRINT LT
NAINI PAPERS LTD.,
ORIENT PRESS LTD.(FLEXI
ORIENT PRESS LIMITED
THE PAPER PRINT & PRODUCT
PAPER PRODUCTS LTD.
PAPER WORLD
PAPERPACK PACKAGING INDUS
THE PAPER PRINT & PRODUCT
PACKAGING INDIA PRIVATE L
SPP POLYPACK PRIVATE LTD.
POLY TAPES
POLYKAP INDUSTRIES
POLYPAK PRODUCTS
POSITIVE PACKAGING INDUST
PACKAGING & PRINTING CORP
PRINT PACK INDUSTRIES LTD
THE PAPER PRODUCTS LTD.
PRINT HOUSE
R.M. PAPERS PRIVATE LIMI
SIDDHOMAL PAPER CONVERSIO
SIDDHIVINAYAK PRINTERS
SIDDHO MAL PAPER CONVE
SRIPATHI PAPER AND BOARDS
S S PACKAGING INDUSTRIES
FLEX PACKAGING
HINDUSTAN ADHESIVE TAPES
   
   

Unibic -Australian major bakery manufacturer- A Profile

Anzac , Unibic , Unibic Australia , Unibic cookies , Unibic India
Unibic India , Unibic Biscuits , Unibic Cookies , Unibic Biscuits

Unibic is one of the major biscuit and cookies manufacturer in Australia .


It was established in year 1950 and has got manufacturing base in USA ,India and Australia . Unibic products are exported to countries like United Kingdom, South East Asia, New Zealand, Canada and the United States.


Major Products :Speciality Cookies ,Shortbread ,Pies,Biscuits and Cakes


Major Brands :ANZAC ,Ericas Kitchen with large flavours and variants


ANZAC is one of the Unibics major brands popular in different countries . Brief history tells you how ANZAC was created


During world war 1 in year 1914 troops New Zealand ( NZ ) and Australian ( A) Army corps ( AC)were stationed at Galliopli tape in turkey . Women folks used send these special cookies to the army men as symbols that they are thought off back home . Thus came the ANZAC cookies .


HQ


Contact:Unibic Australia Pty Ltd PO Box 3231 Broadmeadows Victoria 3047 Australia
Telephone: +61 3 9355 9100
Fax: +61 3 9355 9199






UNIBIC INDIA


A subsidiary of UNIBIC Australia, UNIBIC India Pvt. Ltd., has its factory and infrastructure in Bangalore with state of the art machines from Italy. It is the first company to be setup with “wire cutting” technology that is the only method available to make a real cookie. In addition to providing world-class cookies, UNIBIC India Pvt. Ltd also has the necessary equipment and packaging machinery for exports, which being both captive and strategic partners, require world approved standards. To this end UNIBIC India Pvt. Ltd has just got its HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point) certification from BRC (British Retailers Consortium) certification.


Major Brands- ANZAC cookies ,Jamz,Bradman Choco chip cookies,CashewButter cookies ,


CEO&MD : Nikhil Sen : An old hand in biscuit industry Has long stint with Britannia Industries Ltd and was COO of Britannia Industries Ltd . prior to his new assignment in UNIBIC INDIA PVT LTD


HEAD OFFICE
51/1A Heggadadevanapura Village
Huskur Road, Alur Post
BANGALORE 562 123
INDIA
Ph: 080 23712007, 08, 09,10
Fax: 080 2371 2006


How to control dough temperature during bread/biscuit manufacturing process



Temperature plays a vital role in dough consistency which in turn impact the quality of bread or biscuit . Bakers have to maintain the dough temperature after mixing for better results after baking . Ambient temperature varies as per the season s a expert bakers has to arrange various method to maintain dough temperature . Average temperature maintained could be different in different locations .However temperature ranging from 28 –32 deg c provides better results at this part of the world .


Following factors effects dough temperature



  • Mixing duration

  • Water temperature

  • Ingredients temperature


Jacketed Mixers


All Mixers Manufacturers have Mixers with jackets around the mixer body . Operators can feed this jackets with cold or hot water as per requirement . Cold water is circulated through chilling plants .Hot water generally circulated by boilers or hot water generators .


Ingredient Temperature


Dough temperatures get impacted by ingredients temperatures.Ingredients with low temperature can be fed into mixers to maintain dough temperatures . Areas where ambient temperature reached 45 – 40 deg c its important to store this ingredients in cold storages or air conditioned places.


Ice Addition


Some places Ice is added manually to maintain dough temperatures or for certain varieties like choco chips ice is added to maintain the dough temperatures so as chips does not starts melting during the process.


Other methods used in most advanced bakeries are



  • CO2 Injection in mixing bowl

  • Flour cooling

  • Breaker bars and Agitator in mixers

BOPP Self Adhesive Tapes from PARAG PACKAGING

PARAG PACKAGING
A-10, Ghantakarna Mahavir Commercial Market,
Near New Cloth Market
Sarangpur, Ahmedabad - 380002

Web Site : http://www.paragpackaging.com/
E-mail I.D : parag_tapes@ymail.com
Mob: 09824360506
Offi : 079-22180566

Following are the rate for Bopp Tape,

PRICE LIST

(A) BOPP SELF ADHESIVE TAPES BROWN / TRANSPERENT

72mm x 65mtr. 48 Roll Per Carton.1350/-
48mm x 65mtr. 72 Roll Per Carton.1350/-
24mm x 65mtr.144 Roll Per Carton.1350/-

(B) BOPP SELF ADHESIVE TAPES BROWN / TRANSPERENT / MILKY WHITE
Single Color Printed (Any color)

72mm x 65mtr.48 Roll Per Carton.1550/-
48mm x 65mtr.72 Roll Per Carton.1550/-
24mm x 65mtr.144 Roll Per Carton.1550/-

Note:
1.Quantity:Printing Order Minimum 5 Cartoon
2. First Time Cylinder Charges Extra

We also have a business in the following,
Ø AIR BUBBLE ROLLS/ SHEETS,
Ø EX.POLYETHYLENE FOAM,
Ø MASKING TAPE,
Ø DOUBLE SIDE TISSUE TAPE & OTHER INDUSTRIAL TAPES

United Biscuits ( UB )presence in International Market

UB International (UBI) drives the marketing and sales of UB’s biscuits and snacks around the world. Well known European brands are increasingly becoming loved internationally and UBI develops markets and availability. This is achieved either through direct representation in these countries or through an authorised distributor.

UBI uses a consumer led approach for key brands in key markets. It aims to meet consumer needs in the three main global snacking trends – health, pleasure and convenience. This consumer focus, combined with excellent products and relevant brand values, has made UBI a growth engine of the UB group.

To further accelerate this growth, UBI is increasing its marketing investment in key markets, in addition to entering into new markets with great potential.

Our key markets

Canada, USA, Sweden, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Middle East, Australia, India and Nigeria.

Our key brands

McVitie’s, Fruit & Form, Carr’s, Delacre and BN

Case study - Nigeria

An good example of UB International is seen in Nigeria. McVitie’s has been a recognised and established brand within Nigeria since the 1980s when it was the number one imported biscuit brand.

A Government embargo on imported biscuits resulted in UB’s biscuits being banned and subsequently sales were lost in the Nigerian market. In order to maintain a presence in this market, UB set up a local co-manufacturing agreement to make biscuits in Nigeria.

UB International is now re-building distribution and expanding production capabilities to develop a range of locally Nigerian produced products to meet consumer demand.

Marketing efforts need to work creatively to take advantage of the opportunities in a developing market. Significant efforts have been put into developing a route to market, including the aptly named “go slow” – an important route to market for FMCG. In the capital, Lagos, constant traffic jams create rolling malls where the “go slow boys” sell products between the cars. Depending on the time of day, drivers are offered different products and McVitie’s Digestive time is mid-morning.

Although there are around 500,000 stores in Nigeria, only 20 of these are supermarkets. The vast majority of stores are small kiosks or simply tabletops. A successful piece of POS designed to adapt to such stores has been the introduction of a hanger, which is used to hang 10 packs of McVitie’s Digestives. This is used extensively and has the added advantage of acting as a hanging billboard for the brand.

In 2008 UB International is expecting sales from Nigeria to be six times more in volume than in 2007.


Case study – Middle East

McVitie’s Digestive is very popular in the Middle East, outperforming the growth of the biscuit category. UB International’s core business in the Middle East comes from McVitie’s Digestive, McVitie’s Digestive Light, McVitie’s Chocolate Digestive and McVitie’ HobNobs. Lead markets are Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates and Ub has a very effective operational structure that makes its products available in the entire Gulf.

Revenue in the Middle East region is growing due to new product launches, marketing support and excellent execution of displays in store.

In some areas McVitie’s Light Digestive is out performing McVitie’s Original Digestive. This has encouraged UB International to launch Fruit & Form biscuits to further meet the consumer health trend. The reception by the trade has been so positive that some retailers have positioned the biscuits both with the cereal bars and in the 'health' aisle.

Source :www.uniteddbiscuit.co.uk

Bakeries adopting ERP system for better operational efficiency


Bakeries small or big units have started adopting new software to get operational efficiencies in their operations through installing ERP software like SAP or BAAN ,ORACLE or local system IMMS( integrated materials management system)

This Enterprise Resource Planning helps these bakeries in maintaining datas which can be utilised for better results . Numerous reports can be generated from this ERP and various master lists are maintained such as Vendors , Creditors , Debtors , Dealers , Transporter, Employee ,Asset , Production units , Recipes , Product mix , Material List etc
SAP has been the most popular of all the software as it has modules for which are helpful in



  • Materials Management

  • Finance Management Module

  • Production Management Module

  • Sales management Module

  • Stores and warehousing Module

  • Maintenance Management Module

  • HR Module

Big Companies have added advantage as all information from different locations can be obtained at a click . Data collected can be utilised for better product mix , cost savings , better production plan with help of MRP runs . ERP software helps in taking decision such as




  • Which location has the most cost advantage

  • Which plant to be loaded

  • What is the best price of raw material and from where to procure from

  • Sales figure

  • ABC analysis

  • Price trends

  • Costing of the product

  • Material Variance vis a vis Standards

  • Plant Break Down Analysis

  • What was the last purchase price of any item

  • Deliveries and vendor analysis.Stock ,Inventory related reports

ERP has become an important tool for senior management to take informed and precise decision.

Air Pollution and emission norms in bakeries


Even though Bakery Industry is a low polluting industry but for the ovens , boilers ,hot water generators ,DG sets they all come under the Air pollution act due to emission of flue gases through stack . Acts prescribes limits on the emission and stack height and in addition to it covers noise pollution with it .Various countries have different values . We would cover Indian Standards.

Bigger plants with more than two or three production line of Bread or Biscuit ovens with six or seven zones can emit considerable amount of flue gases which consists of carbon monoxides, Sulphur Oxides ,Nitrogen oxides which are dangerous for health and if not monitored can result in polluting neighbourhood .

Emission limits and stack parameter as per the Act .CPCB ( Central Pollution Control Board) national air ambient quality
Stack Height = 15meter or more
NOX-50ppm
SOX-80ppm
CO-4mg/cum
SPM-100ppm

Air pollution can be minimised with following steps


  • Use flue gas analyser for stack monitoring in regular intervals

  • Do regular burner maintenance

  • Substitute if possible diesel oil to LPG or Natural Gas

  • Use high pressure monoblock burners

  • Get low sulphur diesel oil

Noise Pollution can be controlled by following steps


Safe limit prescribed in Act is 70 db in night time and 75 db in day time as CPCB standards



  • Monitor noise through decibel meter .

  • DG set room to be to be lined with acoustic lining

  • Maintain equipment with maintenance schedule s

  • Use equipments with enclosure

  • Use screw compressors instead of reciprocating compressor

  • Silencers in stack for DG Sets.

  • Put anti - vibration pad where ever possible for machinery .

Get more information on water standards and air standards on http://www.cpcb.nic.in/


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