CSB helps Netherlands bakery to optimise

A fully integrated ERP solution from CSB-System is delivering a complete overview of operations at Van Dijk Bakery, a bakery based in the Netherlands. In doing so, this provides a single source of valuable data, full traceability, and a high level of flexibility to the business, all of which are helping to maximise production efficiencies.

Based in Zwartsluis, Van Dijk Bakery has been creating various delicious luxury and traditionally produced muffins, cakes and biscuits since 1931. The company is a major supplier of a wide range of private-label products both in its home market and throughout Europe.

Initially, Van Dijk installed an ERP system to cope with the wholesale purchase of supplies, but it became clear that a more universal solution was required in order to help increase production.

Van Dijk was impressed by the functionality of the ERP system from CSB. In particular, the system was able to meet the company’s specific requirements of ensuring that all its relevant KPIs could be gathered together in one place and easily accessed from the system on request.

Consequently, the system has fully integrated all stages of the manufacturing operation – from receipt of goods, stock levels and production to forecasting and sales, and onward delivery to customers. Van Dijk now benefits from optimised planning and forecasting processes while finance and quality systems can be carefully monitored and controlled.

The hardware supplied by CSB adds a further degree of flexibility, with six industry PCs, including printers and scanners, on the shop floor supported by seven mobile scanners operated via Wi-Fi. The mobile devices in particular ensure that processes can be comprehensively monitored at all times, including regular checks of ingredient inventory levels.

Equally important, the system provides full traceability, both for the various ingredients used in each recipe and for the finished products when in the supply chain.

In addition to the software, the strong experience of the implementation team was also a critical factor in making sure that the system was finely tuned to Van Dijk’s requirements.

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