Customer Story

How a Food Manufacturer Leveraged Apps to Address Traditional ERP Challenges

Kent Quality Foods’ Success with FoodCloudPlus

FoodCloudPlus has been instrumental in adapting our existing ERP system to our specific needs. Their expertise in developing food centric add-on apps and their commitment to delivering tailored solutions have exceeded our expectations. Working with FoodCloudPlus has been a true partnership with their support playing a pivotal role in our success.

Chris VanderVelde,

Vice President of IS and Technology , Kent Quality Foods

This case study highlights the tangible benefits provided by the modular ERP system, including improved efficiency, enhanced inventory management, streamlined production processes, and optimized supply chain operations.  

Kent Quality Foods (KQF), a food manufacturing company based in Michigan, specializes in producing sausages and franks. Focusing on quality and committed to exceeding customer demands, they supply their products to various distributors across the country.  

Their Challenges

KQF facing numerous challenges aligning evolving business processes with their legacy food specific, NAV based, ERP system. Rendered out of date by its monolithic, traditional approach, the system no longer met their specific food industry requirements.  

Recognizing the need for a solution providing increased efficiency and functionality, Chris VanderVelde, Vice President of IS and Technology, decided to transition to a purely Business Central (BC) implementation and integrate food-specific functionalities through add-on apps.

The Buying Decision Process  

FoodCloudPlus emerged as the ideal choice for KQF due to our proven expertise in developing food-specific add-on apps that seamlessly integrate with MS NAV/BC.  

Recognizing the need for a more flexible and scalable solution, Chris VanderVelde and his team decided to partner with FoodCloudPlus.  

The ability to deliver tailored solutions, adapt to evolving needs while providing reliable and responsive services sets FoodCloudPlus apart from other competitors.  

The Results of FoodCloudPlus’ Services

FoodCloudPlus collaborated with KQF to develop and integrate a series of food centric add-on apps into their ERP system. These apps were designed to address their challenges and alleviate the complexities associated with their traditional ERP system. KQF transformed their operations by leveraging new functionality provided by the new apps.  

FoodCloudPlus showcased their capabilities and commitment for delivering scalable and flexible solutions precisely aligned with KQF’s needs. With these apps, KQF gained:  

  1. Flexibility: By selecting and integrating only essential functionalities, KQF eliminated unnecessary complexities and reduced costs.

     

  2. Scalability: The modular approach of the add-on apps offered easy scalability, allows Kent Quality Foods to add or remove functionalities and users as their business grows and evolves.

     

  3. Simplified Maintenance and Support: With a focused set of functionalities, updates and troubleshooting become streamlined reducing their dependency on extensive developer support, minimizing downtime and disruptions to their business.  

As a result of FoodCloudPlus’ food centric add-on apps, KQF experienced remarkable improvements in their operations and overall business performance. They achieved a 15% increase in productivity through reduced manufacturing mistakes, a streamlined production reporting system and a 40% reduction in production order closing times while enhancing their profitability.

Through collaboration with FoodCloudPlus, KQF successfully resolved many of their ERP challenges, alleviated complexities, and achieved greater operational efficiency, quality, and profitability. The implementation of food-specific add-on apps exemplifies the advantages of adopting a modular approach and working closely with a trusted service provider like FoodCloudPlus. FoodCloudPlus is our preferred vendor for moving forward with our BC migration.  

About FoodCloudPlus Services

We leverage the Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central platform and add food-specific functionality through our BC Apps that addresses compliance, food safety, quality, recalls, recipe management, batch processing, staging and spice room management.

FoodCloudPlus has been instrumental in adapting our existing ERP system to our specific needs. Their expertise in developing food centric add-on apps and their commitment to delivering tailored solutions have exceeded our expectations. Working with FoodCloudPlus has been a true partnership with their support playing a pivotal role in our success.

Chris VanderVelde,

Vice President of IS and Technology , Kent Quality Foods