The Original Cakerie becomes BRC Global Standard and GFSI Certified with JustFood ERP

The Original Cakerie started as a small industrial bakery producing desserts for restaurants in British Columbia, Canada, in 1979. Since then, TOC has become the largest privately owned dessert manufacturer in Canada, employing approximately 500 people at its head office and baking facility in Vancouver and warehouse in London, Ontario. TOC specializes in frozen single-layer and super-size layer cakes, sheet cakes and dessert bars.

Industry

Food & Beverage

Employees

~ 500

Product

Frozen desserts

Headquarters

Delta, BC

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The Challenge

TOC’s biggest challenge was the absence of a single, integrated system, which created data silos and a lack of overall data visibility across departments. TOC initially used many internally built applications to run its business (including Great Plains for financials), but these home grown systems were not able to sustain the company’s rapid growth.

The Solution

To eliminate redundancy and support plans for increased quality and growth, TOC set its sights on an ERP system that would provide the visibility needed across departments. They looked to JustFood for its laser focus on the food industry and its comprehensive functionality.

The Result

After implementing JustFood, The Original Cakerie was able to:

  • Gain real-time visibility into shop floor processes
  • Integrate recipe information into one single repository
  • Become BRC Global Standard and Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) certified
  • Better manage trade promotion, trade spend and rebate requests