Customer Success - Bay Valley Foods

Bay Valley Foods Leverages Factory MES Across its Entire Plant Network

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.

Bay Valley Foods

Quick Facts

  • 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.

INDUSTRIES

Food and Beverage

EMPLOYEES

3,100 (Treehouse)

HEADQUARTERS

Westchester, IL

SOLUTIONS

Factory MES

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CHALLENGE

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.

SOLUTION

The company chose to invest in Factory MES — a Manufacturing Execution System designed for process manufacturers.

RESULT

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.