FOLLOWING on from the success of previous IFS, ACQUIRE™ and QlikView projects for leading independent pet food manufacturer, Butcher’s Pet Care, Cooper Software is delighted to announce that they have been selected to deliver a further QlikView project for the company.
Cooper Software and Butcher’s have previously collaborated to implement their ACQUIRE™ barcoding, data capture and inventory management solution and QlikView reporting solution to help improve their inventory management, reporting and forecasting capabilities.
Due to the success of these projects, Cooper Software have been selected to develop a further QlikView reporting solution, which will provide Butcher’s Pet Care with a solution that provides insight into their Goods Receipt and Direct Issuing (GR&DI) manufacturing processes.
Butcher’s Pet Care are extending their Cooper Software developed ACQUIRE™ solution to include their goods receipt and manufacturing processes, giving operators the ability to capture raw material receipt and usage, shop floor information and track receipt of finished goods into inventory.
This is being rolled out across certain lines and in the long term will be rolled out across all manufacturing lines.
This extension of the ACQUIRE™ solution aims to enable the business to improve data quality by capturing more accurate and timely data in the GR&DI process and gain greater insight into raw material usage and waste.
The newly-developed GR&DI QlikView application will provide the business with insight into the manufacturing process by providing up-to-date and automated reports on business KPIs.
GR&DI data will be compared against set business targets, thresholds and quality standards at identified waste points within the manufacturing process. Analysis of this data will enable Butcher’s to become leaner as it will provide a holistic overview of the Goods Receipt to Inventory manufacturing process and provide Butchers with the ability to identify and analyse key waste points in this process.
To develop the solution, data will be taken from the Butcher’s Pet Care IFS Manufacturing Module.
The data will be loaded directly into QlikView and Extract Transform and Load (ETL) logic built into the QlikView load process. The Cooper Software IFS SDK™ toolset will be used to automatically generate QlikView code from the IFS Module, saving significantly on development time.
Frank Cooper, managing director and founder at Cooper Software, stated: “We are delighted to continue to work with Butcher’s Pet Care to develop a new QlikView reporting solution. The solution will help Butcher’s to accurately portray business critical KPIs in an insightful and meaningful way, ultimately leading to improvements across their business.”
Jeff Martins, financial controller of Butcher’s Pet Care, commented: “Before we embarked on the development of the new QlikView GR&DI solution, the company had no means of reporting the data captured during the GR&DI manufacturing process.
“The new solution will increase visibility within this area, allowing us to use the data to create relevant and useful visualisations and reports to identify key waste points within the process and more effectively report on KPIs.”
ACQUIRE™ is an off the shelf end-to-end solution for ERP systems, designed for the following operations:
- Warehouse management
- Manufacturing and production
- Inventory management
- Inspection and quality assurance
- Packaging and distribution
- Comprehensive audit, compliance and regulatory reporting
- Automated supply chain through integrated business-to-business transactions (EDI) – order creation, pack and dispatch, freight forward integration and payment integration.
About Cooper Software
Cooper Software is a leading technology consultancy delivering successful and innovative business change to its clients.
As a systems integration specialist Cooper Software focuses on making its clients’ business systems work harder for them. Whether that’s fitting an ERP system to meet unique business processes, enhancing systems with bespoke applications, or providing round the clock support using specifically developed skills, tools and utilities, Cooper Software has the breadth and depth of technical knowledge to make it work.
Cooper Software is an IFS Business Partner, and a Qlik and NetSuite Solution Provider and since being founded in 2005, it has grown to become one of Europe’s largest independent provider of products, consulting services and 24/7 support for ERP and Business Intelligence Solutions. Cooper Software has delivered over 750 enterprise and BI solutions for over 200 clients all over the world.
Cooper Software is headquartered in Dalgety Bay in Fife, Scotland. For more information, please visit www.coopersoftware.co.uk
About Butcher’s Pet Care
Founded in 1987, Butcher’s Pet Care Ltd. is an independent pet food manufacturer, producing the leading dog food brand, Butcher’s, as well as Classic cat food. Butcher’s Pet Care produces food of the highest quality, using only natural ingredients to ensure superior taste and perfectly balanced, complete meals for pets. All products are sold through major UK retailers such as Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Asda, Morrisons and Waitrose, as well as through wholesalers such as Booker and Landmark.
For more information, please visit http://www.butcherspetcare.co.uk
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