Berner Food & Beverage Transforms Its Business with the Help of Aptean.
Berner Foods is a market-leading supplier of quality food products, including natural cheese, specialty performance cheese, processed cheese and soy beverages. Approaching full capacity and with an ambitious 5yr growth plan, the company wanted to improve throughput efficiencies and reduce performance variances.
Private label manufacturer of foods and beverages including dips and cheese sauces.
Major manufacturing facility is located in Illinois.
Berner Food & Beverage was looking for smart ways to transform and grow its business. The company needed technology solutions to manage inventory and costing, and improve plant utilization.
The company implemented Ross ERP to manage inventory, costs and financing and Factory MES to improve factory operations and increase capacity through better utilization. Berner Food & Beverage also chose Pivotal CRM to manage its customer relationships. The Event Management Framework ties it all together and issues real-time alerts.
By leveraging these tailored solutions, the company has expanded its business from primarily cheese products to include beverages. Plant capacity has increased through efficiency improvements and scheduling, and the Ross ERP system manages product margins. The 70-year-old Berner Food & Beverage company continues to grow in today’s evolving market.
Pivotal CRM & Ross ERP helps us get closer to our customers and become more competitive. 90% of our orders are made-to-order, and when we control our costs, and control our inventory, it allows us to be competitive from a margin point of view. And that helps us make money. And that helps us grow.