ERP Cuts A$225,000 Costs for Growing Produce Supplier
Barden Produce supplies supermarkets and independent grocers nationally with fresh fruit and vegetables. When the company merged its fresh produce operations with another food producer, it wanted a new Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system to handle the company's general accounts and invoicing as well as its sales, purchasing, inventory management and equipment control. In 2009, Barden engaged Microsoft Gold Certified Partner Hands-on Systems to implement Microsoft Dynamics NAV. Hands-on Systems customised a range of modules to help Barden manage the highly variable data sets used by the fresh produce industry. With better information and price management, invoicing and equipment tracking, the company's productivity improved. Over the first year of deployment, the company made more than a$225,000 in efficiency savings that were attributable to Microsoft Dynamics.