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How Breweries Can Prepare for Supply Chain Disruption

Post updated December 2020 Keeping a finished product mix available for consumers is one challenge; but how does the craft brewer respond on the front end of brewery supply chain – when a raw material shortage threatens overall production? Keeping your craft beer supply chain flowing is just as difficult as finding the perfect brew.…

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11 Killer Sessions with VicinityBrew Clients at CBC 2015

With over 200 sessions, meetings, and events planned for CBC 2015, it may be hard to narrow down what content you will want to focus on in Portland. But we are here to help! This blog will spotlight 11 killer sessions not to be missed in Portland. These highlighted sessions happen to be curated by…

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4 Tips on Shopping for Brewery Software

Selecting a brewery software can feel like a daunting task. Making a choice can quickly become overwhelming and frustrating if you have not given real thought into what your brewery needs. Before you go out and register for brewery software demos, here are four tips to help the evaluation go much smoother. Identify if there is a…

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Balancing Labor Resources To Improve Operational Efficiency

Every organization is constrained by the resources that are available to them. Utilizing those resources effectively is a major key to success. How much beer you can brew and get out the door is constrained by labor resources, raw material availability and equipment scheduling. The ability to optimize any one of these can make a…

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Microsoft Brewery Software

What the heck is Microsoft Dynamics®?

If you are running a brewery, whether it’s a start up or a large brewery, you probably know that an accounting/distribution system is necessary to keep your business growing. Your brewery needs a software system to manage financials, reporting, daily operations, and more. VicinityBrew Software integrates with Quickbooks Online® for the smaller breweries who aren’t…

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Leveraging Excel Pivot Tables for Brewery Data Analysis

Business intelligence tools are a great resource for any organization to review raw data. These tools help companies to mine, process and report data points to enhance your ability to analyze results and come to a balanced conclusion. There are a number of solutions available offering varying scales of BI functionality. The most basic way…

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Production Scheduling by Recipe

A common challenge for breweries is production scheduling. If only the production schedule could group different products that use the same recipe, even though they may be different finished good items, brewers would be able to gain efficiency by creating larger batches. In brewing, multiple finished products can be made from the same recipe. A…

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Fortune Found in Visual Scheduling

How well raw materials flow throughout a brewery has a direct impact on production costs, inventory levels and reliability as well as responsiveness to your customers. The good news is that you don’t need a crystal ball to improve your operational efficiency. Utilizing an advanced scheduling solution with visual scheduling to reduce machine downtime. Having…

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Win Big: Change The Craft Brewing Game

The craft brewing industry has never been more competitive.  Embracing new ideas is what brought you to where you are today, but have you been keeping up with your competitors? It’s not only Fortune 500 companies that are reinventing themselves. The most successful breweries keep up with their competition and know how to bring new…

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Cloud Technology and Brewery Management Software

VicinityBrew Brewery Management Software understands that breweries have unique business needs. Whether you’re ready to take advantage of the simplicity and flexibility of cloud technology, or your business requirements favor an on-premises solution, we provide options that best suit your unique situation. As you evaluate new brewery management software to better manage your financials, supply…

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