The new system began processing data the moment a tanker of milk or cream arrived on-site, capturing its weight and validating it against the schedule of expected deliveries. A unique event number allowed all stages of the process to be captured consistently and retrieved at will. And the information captured created a complete picture of the financial, operational and quality aspects.
Wherever possible, data capture and processing steps were automated, while a daily summary identified volumes in and out of site, along with calculated losses.
Meadow Foods’ management team had the benefit of complete visibility of all the key cost and profit points across the business, which helped fuel the company’s growth.