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Cloud Based Procurement and Optimal Blending

Cloud Based Procurement and Optimal Blending

In the food and beverage industry, blending is an essential process that manufacturers face numerous challenges with on a daily basis. One of the most significant challenges for global blending businesses is the need to source ingredients from diverse markets and channels, often at fluctuating prices. Additionally, the quality and quantity of agricultural blending ingredients are subject to seasonal factors, which further adds to the complexity and uncertainty of the blending process. Furthermore, blending facilities are often situated in different parts of the world and serve various markets with distinct expectations, making it crucial for manufacturers to be adaptable and responsive to changing demands.

ICRON Blending Optimization is the next generation cloud-based product of ICRON that serves companies in their long and midterm blending and purchasing decisions to create highest quality blends with minimum cost.

  • A flexible, proactive, and low-cost replenishment (buying & shipping) plan for the whole network.

  • Meeting blend demand with consistent quality through dynamic raw material blending.

  • Minimization of ingredient inventory across the network.

  • A holistic solution in the best interests of the entire supply network, not individual units, or supply chains.

Highest quality blends with optimized costs:

  • 30%    Decrease in purchasing cost.

  • 5%      Decrease in inventory levels globally.

  • 85%    Decrease in planning time.

ICRON Blending Optimization brings in a high level of visibility and flexibility to your blending business


  • Dynamic blend recipe generation based on market availability and blend quality specifications.

  • What-if scenario analysis and comparison based on possible changes in demand, supply, or blend specifications.

  • Detailed root-cause analysis in case of unsatisfied blend requirements.

Buying & Shipping

  • Strategic buying decisions.

  • Smooth buying while controlling market pressure.

  • Decisions made considering lead times such as purchasing, port to port transportation, port to production location.

  • Visibility over the global supply of materials towards usage in production: From buying decision, through transportations, stocking and usage in production.

Data Management

  • Two-way integration with many data sources scattered among multiple landscapes.

  • Business rule-based data generation, management, maintenance, and consolidation.

  • Excel upload / export functionality.

  • Data archiving.

  • Multi-user environment with specified user roles and authorizations.

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