South Caernarfon Creameries
From cheese make to stock – complete traceability delivered
South Caernarfon Creameries (SCC) is a multi award-winning business that produces cheese, milk, butter and cream for the UK’s leading supermarkets. Six years ago, the North Wales-based dairy invested in Integreater® to help the co-operative support its business objectives growth ambitions.
“Our team had extensive experience with competing products and felt that Integreater® would enable us to take our business to a whole new level.” Robert Burgess, SCC’s Finance Director explained. “SI’s solution offered more functionality than a standard Manufacturing Execution System and unlike Enterprise Resource Planning software, it has been developed by food processing experts. Integreater® is a unique, long-term solution, which will ensure that we have the flexibility to meet changing customer requirements and market conditions, whilst we maintain complete stock control and traceability.”
Complete process accountability and precise performance measurement
Integreater replaced SCC’s existing methods of control to improve both accuracy and efficiency. The implementation has resulted in complete process accountability, reduced stock holding, together with a significant reduction in labour requirements. Staff are able to view accurate, real-time data to pinpoint important product information – including the age, grade, location and value of each item of stock – together with precise measurement of product performance, throughput and giveaway.
SCC can now measure profit and loss for each of their customers, brands and products. And for quality control, the e-MES has automated the creamery’s grading and quality assurance system. It updates entire batch records with sample test results – no matter where products are located on the 37-acre site.