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Altmärker Fleisch- und Wurstwaren

Bringing home the bacon: Altmärker relies on Microsoft Dynamics AX.

Altmärker Fleisch- und Wurstwaren GmbH has been producing delicious recipes and meat products for over 125 years. The company manufactures over 150 products, using the latest 24-hour production techniques enabling just-in-time delivery.

Project details.

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  • Software
  • Manufacturing
  • Trade / Service
  • Microsoft
  • 250–1,500 employees

Starting point.

Nowadays, companies can only maintain their competitiveness and viability in a highly competitive market such as the meat industry through efficient IT and a high degree of automation. Since the early 1990s, Altmärker Fleisch- und Wurstwaren GmbH has been relying on integrated company software that maps all company processes and procedures in detail. In order to be even better equipped for the future, Altmärker in collaboration with its long-standing IT partner MODUS Consult AG, has implemented the ERP software Microsoft Dynamics AX in the areas of purchasing, production, quality assurance, order processing, accounting, invoicing, accounting and order picking.

Project objectives.

Altmärker Fleisch- und Wurstwaren GmbH’s new ERP solution is characterised by its open system and efficient interface handling. In a meat production facility, in which turnaround time is often only a few hours, processes must be implemented quickly and efficiently, errors avoided and resources planned.

It was extremely important for us to work with a partner who knows our industry well. In this situation we were glad to have highly competent experts on board in the form of the MODUS Consult AG consultants, who know the meat industry as well as the bits and bytes of the software.

Jörg Viehmann, Managing Director, Altmärker Fleisch- und Wurstwaren GmbH

Solution.

An integrated component of the MODUS FOODVISION® production software—based on Microsoft Dynamics AX and adapted for Altmärker—is a breakdown analysis, which makes it possible to compare and evaluate purchase and sales prices, e.g. of an entire pig, half a pig or a packaged pork chop. The breakdown analysis enables Altmärker to determine which products achieve the highest profit margin and ultimately earn the company money. The positive effect of this is that Altmärker can continuously check the quality of its suppliers.

 

Altmärker has always stood for process and product safety with its transparent batch management. Being able to providing a complete, traceable proof of origin as well as  guaranteeing product quality ensures a high level of customer confidence. All relevant data is recorded and archived so that the retailer can be promptly informed of any developments by the manufacturer. It is incredibly important that the system enables both rational production data acquisition and mobile data acquisition. Data is recorded directly at the point of its creation in order to avoid duplicate and incorrect entries or data loss.

 

MODUS FOODVISION® provides:

  • Open interface handling
  • Efficient breakdown analysis
  • Batch management and tracking
  • Mobile ERP data
  • Detailed process descriptions

Business benefits.

The new production planning ERP software and its customisation by IT partner MODUS Consult, has enabled Altmärker to achieve a noticeable cost reduction by optimising product wait times, set-up times and production downtimes. In addition, the company has increased its cash flow by reducing inventories and enhancing throughput times.