Aurora Organic Dairy Saved $200K with Aptean Factory MES in Less than a Year After Implementation

Aurora Organic Dairy supplies and packages private-label store-brand organic dairy products for many of the country's largest grocery chains. They continuously analyze their downtime data, looking for opportunities to gain visibility, improve operational efficiencies, and save money. During their analysis, they saw that the resin loss team was losing about $25,000 a month and weren’t tracking it. Using Factory MES, they implemented quality checks to track the resin loss in waste and pounds—and saved over $200,000 in 8 months.


Food & Beverage




Organic dairy products


Boulder, CO

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The Challenge

They weren’t effectively analyzing their downtime data, failing to find opportunities to improve operational efficiencies and save money. Issues included:

  • Resin Loss team was losing $25,000 a month
  • Lacked the software and processes to properly track the loss

The Solution

Aurora Organic Dairy was looking for a single system with all the functionality they needed:

  • Create efficiencies
  • Downtime tracking
  • Quality checks

The Result

After implementing Factory MES quality checks, they saw huge cost savings.

  • Aurora saved $200K in 8 months
  • In the near future, they’re adding the Factory MES Maintenance Module to take advantage of the system’s full functionality.