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Mastering Brewery Raw Material Management: Spreadsheets, Gnatt Charts, and BarSight

As a brewery owner, keeping track of your raw ingredients and materials is crucial for smooth operations and profitability. There are several ways to manage your inventory, but which method suits you best? In this article, we'll explore three popular options: the classic Excel spreadsheet, the modern web-based AirTable software with Gnatt charts, and our very own BarSight brewery inventory management system. Let's dive in!

Option 1: The Good Ol' Excel Spreadsheet

Excel spreadsheets have been a staple in the brewing industry for years. They're simple to use and can be easily customized to your needs. However, as your brewery grows and your inventory becomes more complex, managing everything on a single spreadsheet can get messy and time-consuming. Plus, with limited data analysis capabilities, it's challenging to make informed decisions about cost control and efficiency.

Option 2: AirTable and Gnatt Charts

AirTable is a cloud-based software that allows you to create user-friendly Gnatt charts for tracking your brewery's supply chain, stock levels, and ordering process. With real-time updates and easy collaboration features, AirTable is a step up from Excel in terms of productivity. However, it still lacks some of the specialized tools tailored specifically for the brewing industry.

Option 3: BarSight Brewery Inventory Management System

Enter BarSight, our comprehensive brewery management system designed to simplify your beer production process from start to finish. Our software offers an all-in-one solution for tracking ingredients, materials, recipe management, and much more. Let's explore some of the benefits of using BarSight:

  • Efficient Inventory Management: With BarSight, you can easily add ingredients, consumables, containers, and deposits to your inventory. You can even import inventory data from a CSV file to get started quickly.
  • Streamlined Production Process: Our software helps you brew batches efficiently, track losses, and manage your tanks and packaging dates. Plus, our "Quick Batch" feature allows you to consume ingredients and jump straight to the packaging screen.
  • Data Analysis and Reporting: BarSight offers advanced logbook tables, allowing you to create custom tables for tracking various aspects of your brewery's operations. This feature provides valuable insights for optimizing productivity and profitability.
  • Time-saving Integrations: Our system integrates with popular APIs and offers tools for employee management, scheduling, team messaging, and training - making it a true all-in-one solution for small business management.

So, while Excel spreadsheets and AirTable with Gnatt charts have their merits, BarSight's specialized brewery inventory management system is the clear winner for brewery owners looking to streamline their operations and maximize profits. So why not give BarSight a try? With our user-friendly interface and powerful features tailored specifically for the brewing industry, managing your brewery's raw materials has never been easier.


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