The Waste Log feature is a part of the Smart Ops Release. Click here to learn more about the Smart Ops Release.
Waste Logs help to document food and product waste so that purchased items can be more precisely tracked across all Restaurant Locations. Knowing exactly how much food is wasted can become a point of focus for trimming down costs and strategizing processes around purchasing and handling food.
From the Waste Logs page, both Waste Logs and Waste Log Templates can be created and managed. Users can even print preconstructed Waste Log Templates that can then be hung up at several key places around your restaurant for more precise waste tracking.
When a log is entered into R365, Restaurant Managers can include attachments of printed logs and leave comments to clarify the reasons that the items were wasted. Admin Users can review completed Waste Logs and either make additional edits or approve to finalize the log.
Waste Logs and Waste Log Templates provide a range of functions available to the User based on their assigned Security Role. These are defined below.
Waste Log Templates
Access to both Waste Logs and Waste Log Templates is found in the Smart Ops window. To navigate there, first click 'Smart Operations NEW!' listed in either the Operations or Scheduling module.
- Note: Users with the 'Restaurant Manager' or 'Scheduler' Primary Security Role will be automatically directed to the Home page upon logging into the system.
Open the left navigation pane and then click 'Waste' under 'Food'. This will then open the Waste Logs page.
In addition to the list functions explained below, lists can also be filtered to display in ascending or descending order by clicking the column title. The list can then be further filtered after the initial sort by holding down the 'Shift' key on your keyboard and clicking any other column header.
1) 'Logs' Tab - On this tab, all Waste Logs, regardless of status, are listed in reverse chronological order for all Locations. From this list, Users can get a quick-view into the Waste Logs' details and filter for a specific form. New Waste Logs and Waste Log Templates can be created from this tab
2) 'Templates' Tab - On this tab, all User-created Waste Log Templates will be listed along with a quick-view into their template details. From this list, Users can filter for a specific template and view when templates were last put in use
3) Search Bar - This will filter the listing for the characters entered
Waste Logs: Create and Edit a Waste Log Template
Waste Log Templates can be built to print and post around your store's kitchen and/or enter routine Waste Logs faster. Click here to learn how to create and edit a Waste Log Template.
Waste Logs: Create and Enter a Waste Log
Waste Logs can be created on the fly or from a preconstructed Waste Log Template. After entering a log, Users can then mark it as 'Completed' and list it as ready for approval. Click here to learn how to create and enter a Waste Log.
Waste Logs: Approve a Waste Log
Once a Waste Log is completed, it is ready to be reviewed and approved by an Admin User. Click here to learn how to approve a Waste Log.