Record to report in SAP consists of several modules that are fully integrated into the ERP software. They monitor critical points in the production chain, from the supply and origin of raw materials to the final check. Anything can be monitored: moisture content, pH value and specific ingredients.
A good example is the check for allergens in food. The software registers whether somewhere in the production chain raw materials may have come into contact with nuts or gluten. This may not necessarily occur in your own production process – it could also be at the supplier’s. Because the origin of all raw materials is tracked, this information is automatically registered. You can take desired actions accordingly.
Another example is halal or kosher food. These products must be prepared in a certain way. It may not come in contact with non-halal food. Record to report offers you the possibility to record, and prove (report) this to your customers.
Therefore, vendor evaluation is a standard part of record to report. Does your supplier have the correct quality certificates like LFS or BRCF? If certifications turn out to be invalid, the system can automatically block them in purchasing processes.
All data will eventually be reflected in the reports that are generated. You can use this for annual internal or external audits. You can also use it to prove to the market that your product has a certain quality or is of a certain origin.