Dairy Food Manufacturer Selects DEACOM ERP
WAYNE, Pa., Nov. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Deacom, Inc., producer of an ERP software solution specifically for food manufacturing and other process-based manufacturing industries, is pleased to announce that Los Altos Food Products, Inc., the third largest manufacturer of Mexican cheese and sour cream on the West Coast, known for their uncompromising freshness, purity and flavor authenticity, has selected the DEACOM Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system to streamline their operations.
Los Altos' business is comprised of a manufacturing division, as well as two distribution companies that buy and distribute product from both Los Altos Foods and from third party manufacturers. Los Altos also sells to small shops and chains, and large retail stores. With multiple facets to their highly regulated business, having enterprise wide visibility, consistent real-time data access with a full audit trail, and strict process control is key to achieving their planned growth.
Currently utilizing a homegrown system, Los Altos was concerned about the system's scalability and its capacity to provide the level of process control necessary to support their expansion. To keep up with demand and successfully serve their growing customer base, Los Altos would need an ERP solution that can not only handle all of their functional requirements, but will also be capable of evolving along with their business, serving as a catalyst for growth.
Los Altos quickly saw significant value in the DEACOM single system model, citing the elimination of modules and customizations as a major positive. More specifically, Los Altos saw the advantages to having a Warehouse Management System (WMS) and Direct Store Distribution (DSD) functionality developed directly into their ERP solution.
DEACOM's built-in WMS eliminates the risks associated with manual inventory transactions, allowing real-time transactions with a single scan. Still in development, the fully-integrated DSD application will allow Los Altos drivers to create/manage orders, create/print invoices, scan products, capture signatures, manage their route, and more, all from the road. With the data stored locally, it will sync the instant there is an internet connection, providing Los Altos real-time access to the data and removing the need to wait for periodic back-ups or manually data entry.
Los Altos also mentioned robust traceability, user configurability, fast and accurate reporting, and the simplicity of new version upgrades and release updates as additional significant benefits.
"While we did consider other solutions, we ultimately were not interested in taking on a system that requires costly modules and customizations," said Los Altos' Operations and Risk Manager John Clement. "With DEACOM, we will be able to focus on growing the business with confidence that our ERP system will enable our evolution, rather than hinder it."
About Deacom, Inc.
Deacom, Inc. is the producer of DEACOM, a complete ERP system for process manufacturers with difficult-to-handle requirements. By making complex issues simple, Deacom helps streamline manufacturing business processes to maximize productivity and profitability. To learn more about the DEACOM software please visit us at www.deacom.com.
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