Bay Valley Foods Leverages Factory MES Across its Entire Plant Network
Born from a spin-off of Dean Foods and Del Monte, Bay Valley Foods is a leading provider of shelf-stable foods. Currently a subsidiary of TreeHouse Foods, Inc., Bay Valley operates 18 plants and generates $1.5 billion in annual revenue.
The largest pickle and pepper supplier in the U.S.
The #1 packer of private label pickles for the retail market.
#1 supplier of private label salad dressing in the US.
Bay Valley Foods was facing spiraling material costs and increasing competition in its private-label food business. The company needed to gain enough efficiency to increase capacity, streamline costs, and avoid unnecessary capital expenditures.
The company chose to invest in Factory MES — a Manufacturing Execution System designed for process manufacturers.
Real-time intelligence and structured reviews are now embedded into the day-to-day workings of the plant floor. Each plant has also achieved measured productivity gains within eight weeks of implementation. Bay Valley fully expects a 5-10% improvement across the network in a year, which translates to between $2.5 million and $5 million annually across the entire plant network.
The move to real-time intelligence and structured review processes has created a model for continuous improvement that has become embedded into the day-to-day workings of our plant floor. I believe this is the quickest route to capitalizing on our latent human capital potential.
George Jurkovich Senior Vice President Operations, Bay Valley Foods