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Aunt Bessie's Demonstrate The Proof Is In The Pudding With QAD Enterprise Asset Management
Leading UK Frozen Food Manufacturer Replaces Legacy System with QAD Enterprise Applications to Improve Inventory Control and Integration
Aunt Bessie's Ltd. has enjoyed rapid growth since pioneering and entering the retail market with its frozen Yorkshire puddings in 1995. It is now the world's largest brand of frozen baked and ready-to-bake Yorkshire puddings. With factories in Hull, United Kingdom, the business employs more than 350 staff and produces more than 20 million single-serve puddings a week.
Aunt Bessie’s went live on QAD Enterprise Applications in March 2011, enabling a complete set of software, services and support for its manufacturing, supply chain and financial operations. The company utilizes the QAD software suite’s flexible workflows and automation capabilities to improve efficiencies across the enterprise, from the shop floor to the corporate office.
To maintain its competitive edge, however, Aunt Bessie’s needed to address two additional key challenges. First, it needed to satisfy internal requests for an EAM solution that would help the company improve the management of its work orders, parts procurement, services and spare parts to reduce unplanned downtime. Second, Aunt Bessie’s required EAM integration with QAD Enterprise Applications, particularly, the QAD Financials module, so it could improve the control, visibility and management of its non-production stock.
QAD EAM provided Aunt Bessie’s with a single solution for both challenges and has instilled a significant level of confidence in the Aunt Bessie’s team, according to Jason Beaumont, Head of Finance for Aunt Bessie’s.
“QAD EAM provides seamless integration with QAD Enterprise Applications, and the robust approval capabilities of our QAD solution are helping us to improve our inventory and budget management targets,” explained Beaumont. “We had no hesitation in choosing this solution. We knew it would not only deliver the items that we required, but provide additional, useful functionality that would take our implementation performance beyond our initial expectations.”
About Aunt Bessie’s
The Aunt Bessie’s story began as the first producers of frozen Yorkshire puddings when the company started supplying Butlin’s Holiday Camps with millions of Yorkshire puddings in 1974. Aunt Bessie’s Limited is part of the William Jackson Food Group and now produce more than 20 million Yorkshire puddings a week as well as a host of other delicious accompaniments, meals and desserts. For more information about Aunt Bessie’s visit http://www.wjfg.co.uk/
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