Aaron Thomas Company, Inc., a full-service contract packaging company, specializes in the food industry. The company’s high speed automated packaging services help its customers bring products to market in less time and with higher quality—earning the company accolades such as ‘Contract Manufacturing Supplier of the Year.’ To focus on growing business and maintaining its reputation for performance and quality, the company realized its legacy systems and manual processes were no longer sustainable.
The key to reaching the company’s goals is the ability to track 100 percent of its inventory at all times. Customers rely on Aaron Thomas for centralized inventory visibility, quality controls and traceability to perform recalls in a short period of time. As a result, tracking and traceability needed to be executed in a matter of minutes rather than days. Reliable access to real-time information became paramount so finding a new ERP software system that could provide centralized information and a fast implementation was a top priority.
Aaron Thomas went with the Plex Manufacturing Cloud, a cloud-based ERP solution, to gain real-time visibility into inventory, automate the quality control process and provide transparency to customers. Web-based portals now allow customers to manage inventory offsite and do planning based on accurate inventories, production schedules and finished goods. Employees can remotely manage the business across the company’s three distributed plants anytime, anywhere. With its cloud ERP implementation, Aaron Thomas experienced 80 percent revenue growth, reduced mock recalls to seven minutes flat and tripled its customer base without adding headcount. The company also has room to grow since the solution is scalable and customizable to the contract manufacturer’s evolving needs.
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