A bespoke IT solution from CSB-System is enabling Ohio-based fruit and vegetable supplier Freshway Foods to constantly monitor raw materials and ingredients throughout the process chain, helping to control costs, increase efficiencies, maintain quality and provide full traceability.
Founded in 1988, Freshway Foods has grown to provide consistently superior fresh-cut and repack produce solutions to the 25 states located in the eastern half of the United States. Delivering value-added produce solutions from crop to consumer the focus is on quality products that meets current demands for healthy eating.
The CSB-System solution is a fully integrated system that handles traditional ERP applications along with accounting, sales and purchasing.
During the receipt of all raw materials and ingredients, costs are carefully controlled and monitored through the entering of this information into the CSB system. The integrated Auxiliary Costs module captures the freight costs and links these to the subsequent delivery costs, eliminating manual data entry and increasing the overall efficiency of the operation to maximise return on investment.
For day-to-day operations CSB Warehouse Management, in conjunction with mobile software, is used to capture and store every transaction. Data is captured throughout the production process and validated at the point of origin. Mobile devices give employees easy access to all information via a wireless network for the picking of products for onward supply.
In this way, any product received or produced can be localised and traced back to the raw material supplier, inventory location or end customer. Thanks to the integration of all these processes, Freshway Foods can easily calculate the landed costs for any of its products with a high degree of accuracy. This data is then used for both pricing and traceability.
“We believe in investments in quality and safety and the CSB is the best fit,” says Devon Beer, CFO of Freshway Foods.
“The software keeps track of each product throughout production and maintains our high quality standards for food manufacturing data capture and costing. CSB-System has delivered a seamless solution that has grown along with our business and offers plenty of additional firepower moving forward.”
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