We’ve been in discussion with several bakeries over the last few months where they modify the recipe to manage seasonal adjustments of stabilizer to cater for products being produced during the summer and winter months.
A ProcessForce solution would be to define two revisions of the same product, with different valid to and from dates. The ProcessForce revision, allows the business to define a different version of the recipe for the same finished product. Therefore by having a summer and a winter revision based recipe, the business is able to manage this seasonal variation without having to keep changing the recipe. When the user creates a production order, the systems compares the valid to and from dates with the required date. If the dates do not match, then a warning is provided to the user, informing them they are trying to produce an invalid recipe.