Regardless of where your business stands in the food industry chain, you must monitor costs closely on every shift to return at least a marginal profit. No other type of food cost bogs down a food-related business more than waste. Ask the general managers of international companies such as McDonald’s and Nabisco. The manager accounts for every last cent spent on food waste during every shift. The same food waste principle applies to businesses that utilize industrial bakery mixers in Vietnam.
Creating mass-produced dough for baked goods and snack foods requires completing four steps in the mixing process: Measuring ingredients, delivering ingredients, mixing ingredients, and managing the formation of dough. During each of the four steps, dough may not be used for several reasons. The wasted dough places a significant hit on an already razor-thin profit margin. Even adding more employees to monitor the mixing process does not typically reduce food waste.
As part of the Reading Bakery Systems umbrella of food-related companies, Exact Mixing introduced an extensive line of industrial bakery mixers back in 1994 that followed the continuous dough mixing process. Since becoming part of the Reading Bakery Systems family in 2008, Exact Mixing has perfected the continuous mixing method to help bakeries of all sizes reduce waste and, thus, increase profits.
Another cost savings concerns labor. The batch mixing method, which until 1994 represented the primary process for mixing dough, requires several employees to oversee each of the four steps in the mixing process. On the other hand, the continuous mixing method is a fully automated process that does not require as many employees to monitor the progress of each batch, which means your business enjoys lower food and labor costs.
Misconception: Continuous Mixing Costs More Than Batch Mixing
Despite the substantial cost savings your business enjoys from using continuous mixers, proponents of the batch mixing method point to the higher cost of purchasing a continuous mixer. However, comparing the price of buying a continuous mixer versus a batch mixer is misleading because, after factoring in all the cost savings, continuous mixers save your business more money because of the dramatically lower operating costs.
In the end, you save money using continuous mixers despite the higher initial cost of buying the mixing equipment.
Let’s compare production rates. Between 500 and 1,500 pounds per hour, batch mixers tend to cost less than continuous mixers. After reaching 1,500 pounds an hour, every production order above that favors the continuous mixing method. Unless you plan to complete small batches of dough, considered an inefficient use of industrial bakery mixers in Vietnam, operating your business with continuous mixers is the most logical financial investment.
Change the Way Your Business Mixes Dough
Exact Mixing has spent more than 25 years changing how businesses of all sizes mix dough. Not only do you save money by switching to continuous mixers, but you also create a much higher quality of dough that should keep your customers coming back for more. When you partner with Exact Mixing, you also receive the type of support your business needs to maximize the benefits of following the continuous mixing method. For example, we offer access to a Continuous Mixing Calculator to help you determine which of our continuous mixers is the right mixer to meet your production needs. The benefits of operating your business with continuous mixers far outweigh the sole benefit of lower-priced batch mixers. Get started today by submitting the short online form or by calling 610-693-5816.