Food Ingredients Inc. has been a Macola customer for more than 10 years. The company is based in Waukesha, Wisconsin and supplies ingredients like sugar, flour, sea salt, sweeteners and spices to companies in the US, Canada and Mexico.
With the help of Exceptional Software Solutions, Food Ingredients recently upgraded from Macola Progression ERP software to Macola 10. During the Macola upgrade, Exceptional Software Solutions also implemented WiSys. “Having this new service read product barcodes and show us real-time data is a tremendous help in streamlining our operations even more. It also helps with overhead expenses. We can keep our labor overhead down because we don’t need as many people hand-checking orders, barcodes and expiration dates,” explains Food Ingredients President Brad Dettman.
This year, Food Ingredients is aiming for 6% growth and want to improve how they manage stock. “Any time you are working with food, you’re dealing with a shelf life. Our food products typically have a shelf life of about two years. If products expire they can’t be sold. Now, with the WiSys integration with Macola, we will be able to capture the expiration of everything coming in the door.”