Case Studies

Westler Foods choose ERP solution supplied by Onesys

Westlers are a £25M player in the food processing industry. They chose to use an ERP solution supplied by Onesys to support its business processes.
Customer
Westler Foods
Location
Malton, North Yorkshire
Industry
Processed Food
System
ERP Solutions
Westler Foods of Malton in North Yorkshire are a £25 million player in the highly competitive processed foods industry. They operate in an especially difficult commercial environment, meeting the rigourous demands of the UK supermarkets and managing the uncertainties of 'food fads' and increasingly stringent government regulations. They sell products within both retail and food-service industries and offer a diverse range of branded and own label products serving a wide spectrum of customers ranging from the Ministry of Defence to the UK’s leading supermarket chains.

The Problem

The food industry is one of the most unpredictable around and Westlers needed to be able to constantly track key trends, drivers and purchasing patterns in order to effectively react to demand and adapt its offering accordingly.

The Solution

Westlers chose to use an ERP solution supplier by Onesys to support its business processes from sales order processing through to accounts. Order taking in this industry sector is heavily dependent on technology, and determined by the requirements of the customer. Westlers needed to remain flexible enough to accommodate the differing needs of each customer, while at the same time always adhering to the core values that make Westlers a success – top quality products backed up with unrivalled customer service.

Onesys ERP can be easily configured to meet the requirements of the industry standard EDI regimes. Once orders are taken, they are tracked through production where stock transactions are integrated to a sophisticated third-party warehousing system. Finished goods are captured into the ERP database for consolidated reporting.

Westlers also use the EIS systems supplied by Onesys across the various separate data sources including Onesys ERP to create vital information, such as the performance of production processes against sales demand.

For a business like Westlers, agile decision-making is a necessity not an option and the key to agility is the ability to see the bigger picture across the processes of the business.

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