Standard ERP for fish specialist
20 March 2012
Etten-Leur - 20/03/2012 - Since 1880, Royal Dutch Prins & Dingemanse has become one of the largest seafood specialist in Northern Europe. The family company from Zeeland deals with the breeding, processing and sales of shellfish like oysters and mussels. These specific company processes earn the support of a business software solution that is just as specific. Recently Prins & Dingemanse found what they needed in the food industry specific ERP system of Schouw Informatisering. Experienced food industry consultants
This company-wide ERP solution is based on Microsoft Dynamics® NAV. To meet the special needs of the food industry this software is complemented with standard software specific for the food industry: SI Foodware®. The need for a standard ERP package runs strong at Prins & Dingemanse, according to operational director Koos Visser. "We used to work with a standard solution, that was complemented with a lot of customization throughout the years. This system did not satisfy our needs anymore. Several companies in the mussels sector already worked with the standard ERP solution of Schouw Informatisering. Koos Visser: " That is why we were already talking to Schouw Informatisering at an early stage of our selection phase. Together with their experienced consultants, these references confirmed our choice for Schouw Informatisering."
Prins & Dingemanse wants to go a step further than just automate their company processes with their new ERP solution. Koos Visser: "We trade a fresh product. Therefore a good alignment between order intake and production is essential." To make the best possible use of opportunities they require correct management information. That is why Prins & Dingemanse decided to start working with the Business Intelligence (BI) solution of Schouw Informatisering: the Food Management Dashboard. According to Koos Visser this BI solution enables them to make decisions based on all the information that they capture in the ERP system, such as delivery reliability, costs and revenue data: "This information is made transparent through clear reports. Based on these reports we manage our processes and optimize them. This way the efficiency of operations is increased and we, as a mussels specialist, continue to grow in a competitive market."