Going paperless with food manufacturing software

RESULT

1 FTE

per year in economic savings
Highlights
Tracking of the complete manufacturing chain | Accounting platform integration | Barcode scanner integration
Project goal
Develop a custom food processing software to integrate and optimize the whole production chain
Technologies
React | Python | Django

RESULT

1 FTE

per year in economic savings

Project goal

Develop a custom food processing software to integrate and optimize the whole production chain

Technologies

React | Python | Django

Highlights

Tracking of the complete manufacturing chain | Accounting platform integration | Barcode scanner integration

RESULTS

1 FTE

per year in economic savings
Project goal

Develop a custom food processing software to integrate and optimize the whole production chain

Highlights

Tracking of the complete manufacturing chain | Accounting platform integration | Barcode scanner integration

Technologies

React | Python | Django

Graziano’s is a well known restaurant and market chain in Miami

Graziano’s is a well known restaurant and market chain in Miami

Since the 1960s, the business has grown to 8 different locations where people can have a delicious meal, sip a coffee or even buy their exclusive Argentine delicacies. Most of Graziano’s products are manufactured at their own production plant that serves all of their sites.

A custom food manufacturing software to streamline operations

A custom food manufacturing software to streamline operations

Graziano’s is not a tech enterprise per se, but their executive team recognized the many advantages in incorporating digital solutions to optimize processes and improve product quality. Over the last four years, we’ve been working together on a food manufacturing platform where employees record and track all of the production steps, from product assembly in the plant to commercialization in the markets and restaurants.

This custom platform replaced a manual, paper-based process and gave Graziano’s total control over their goods. At first, they looked for existing tech products to solve their needs. When they couldn’t find any software that met their requirements, they decided to partner with us because of our extensive experience and willingness to comprehend their intricate business logic.

A 4+ year partnership launching and iterating a cloud product

A 4+ year partnership launching and iterating a cloud product

Since 2017, Octobot and Graziano’s have worked together to first launch their custom food processing software, and then to improve it gradually. In the platform, different users from Graziano’s teams manage activities related to different business areas:

User research  Product acquisition and fabrication
User research  Inventory and warehouse management
User research  Quality assurance and traceability
User research  Order management and delivery
User research Accounting and reporting

The software's different views and tools allows Graziano’s to streamline operations by connecting their professional teams while integrating communication in one tool. Products are brought to market faster and more cost efficient, while complying with all regulations.

Do you want to transform your business and your users’ lives?

Gaining visibility and control by accessing real-time, accurate data

As soon a new product arrives at the plant, it receives a barcode that is later used to track the product’s life cycle within the software. It’s easy to identify where the product is, if it was used or is still available, and even if it’s past the expiration date. Other data includes weight and temperature, among others. This level of traceability has been key to defining and adjusting costs since there’s a clear view of production expense. It also helps prevent quality issues by identifying products with expired dates.

In both the restaurants and markets, Graziano’s staff requests products through the platform. Later, the warehouse team receives the order and prepares it by looking for the products in the system. Once the goods are scanned and the order is prepared, it’s sent out for delivery. As the platform is connected to Graziano’s accounting system, the order’s invoice is automatically generated with the shipment.

1 FTE
per year in savings
0 +
years of partnership
1 FTE
per year in savings
0 +
years of partnership

An ever-growing partnership elevates the product to the next level

An ever-growing partnership elevates the product to the next level

Throughout these 4 years of partnership, we have provided Graziano’s with development and design services. Our team composition adapted to the development process needs and on various occasions representatives from Octobot visited the company in Miami to learn firsthand.

Graziano’s highlights the food manufacturing software stability and reliability, as well as its efficiency: before having the platform, barcode scanning would take 30-45 seconds per product. Now, it’s immediate. It translates into savings of one FTE (full-time equivalent) per year. Right now, we’re planning to re-design the most important parts of the system with a stronger focus on UX, in order to make it even simpler for users and avoid human errors by automating different steps of the process.

See related cases