Berner Food & Beverage Modernizes their Enterprise with Aptean Ross ERP

Berner Food & Beverage is the dairy industry’s leading private-label manufacturer of premium, processed cheese sauces, spreads and toppings. To keep up with evolving regulatory and customer requirements for food safety and quality, Berner began looking for a proven technology platform that could ensure compliance while optimizing their manufacturing operations. That’s why they chose Aptean’s Ross ERP. With Ross’s comprehensive functionality, Berner has reduced overall costs by 5 percent while fully complying with the record keeping and traceback requirements of the Bioterrorism Act of 2002.


Food & Beverage




Dairy products


Dakota, Illinois

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The Challenge

In addition to battling tight margins, Berner was facing increased food safety and quality requirements from regulatory agencies and customers.

The Solution

Berner needed a proven technology solution that could ensure compliance while optimizing their manufacturing operations.

  • Scalability of software systems to support growth into new markets
  • Maintaining lean manufacturing practices to sustain profitability
  • Gaining visibility into critical operational data

The Result

Ross ERP has given Berner the tools needed to meet the the necessary food safety requirements, and so much more:

  • Full compliance with the Bioterrorism Act of 2002
  • Reduced time needed to complete mock recalls from one day to 30 minutes
  • Reduced overall operating costs by 5 percent
  • Decreased stock outs by 99 percent
  • Faster order fulfillment
  • Improved quality and customer satisfaction

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