Our ERP Success Stories – Case Studies from some of our clients.
Providing Nutritious Meals
For more than 40 years, GA Foods has operated with a single, driving goal: providing meals to those in need. This encompasses many different channels, including infants and children, military personnel, disaster relief, and senior citizens. From the complete manufacture of healthy, nutritious meals to the delivery of these meals to those who need them, GA Foods truly encompasses the entire length of the supply chain, all while never wavering from a mission of compassion and care.
I’ve never seen any other company use information like we use information now, and a lot of that comes from how we strategically set up the system with Beck during the implementation.”
Beth Ann Valavanis, GA Foods.
For Cristiano Creminelli, pinpointing his family’s entry into salami processing and manufacturing is impossible, because it began before the advent of written records. When Christiano’s grandfather opened the family’s first salami factory in the Piedmont region of Italy in 1907, he was using salami-making recipes and techniques that he learned from his grandfather. Cristiano was raised in an environment that taught him a passion and appreciation for salami, and there was no doubt he would continue his family’s timeless tradition.
[Beck Consulting] was super helpful because they were able to design the program around our needs. For us, bcFood was a ginormous improvement because it made our life a lot easier.”
Cristiano Creminelli, Creminelli Fine Meats.
Pistachio Farming & Processing
Primex has been dedicated to the growing, processing, and distribution of high-quality California pistachios since 1989. Its growing and processing entity is Primex Farms, which supplements the pistachios it harvests from its own 7,400 acres with product from an additional 22,500 acres of contracted orchards. Every year, millions of pounds of nuts are processed in Primex’s state-of-the-art, 80 acre plant in Wasco, California. Once processing is complete, the nuts are shipped domestically and around the world by Primex’s sister company, Primex International Trading Corporation, which also distributes almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, raisins, peanuts, apricots, and figs.
Working with bcFood is great. We have been very fortunate to find a partner who knows the industry. Over the years, bcFood has grown and improved with the industry and technology. We are very fortunate to take advantage of all the latest features that Beck’s added to the product.”
Brian Tran, Primex International.
Maker of Joseph Farms Cheese
Joseph Gallo Farms quickly established itself as a visionary leader in the industry, becoming the first American cheese manufacturer to be granted governmental approval to label its products as containing no artificial hormones. This forward-thinking mindset has not come at the expense of quality: its Jack, Mozzarella, Provolone, and various Cheddars have received more than 160 different awards and recognitions in the past decade alone. The company’s award-winning Joseph Farms cheeses are enjoyed across the United States, Mexico, and around the world.
With Beck, it was clear we found an organization with expertise, both in terms of the food industry and in terms of consultancy and best practices. There was a great connection with Beck. They genuinely care and have always been responsive to our needs and requests.”
Pete Lundrigan, Joseph Gallo Farms.
Agricultural Commodities & Oils
Adams Grain was officially formed by David Adams, Sr. during the 1920s as a grower and exporter of malted barley to Great Britain, launching a heritage in specialty grains that over time evolved to include oil production – in the 1990s, the Adams Vegetable Oils company was the first organization in the United States to offer organic oils. Today, both Adams Grain and Adams Vegetable Oils are part of the larger Adams Group, which also includes Adams Trucking, Adams Seed, and Adams Australia.
We really liked the energy of the Beck folks. They came right in talking about different food regulations that were coming up and that really opened our eyes.”
Wayne Adams, Managing Director, Adams Group.
Rice, Wild Rice, Nuts
SunWest’s search for a new software solution brought them to bcFood by Beck Consulting. Built atop Microsoft’s Dynamics NAV, the most popular ERP software in the world, bcFood offers food companies a single platform for all aspects of their business. And with more than 30 years of experience working with food processors, manufacturers, and distributors, Beck Consulting’s staff had the necessary industry knowledge to ensure a smooth, successful implementation.
Beck really stood out from the others by showing that they both understood our business and could provide us with a solution to meet our needs.”
Julie Bates, SunWest Foods.
Wines from Around the World
In 2010, the management team at Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant (KLWM) was no longer able to ignore a simple truth: they had outgrown the ERP software with which they had been running their business for more than a decade. What had worked so well for so long was no longer able to keep up with industry changes and technological improvements, and while employees were able to work around some of these issues, the situation had finally progressed to the point that their outdated software threatened to inhibit growth.
Having the right technology is important, but at the end of the day having a partner who understands your business is critical.”
Tim O’Dea, Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant.
Fine Cheese Maker
Cypress Grove distributes its cheese throughout North America and around the world. Their rapid expansion has been accompanied by critical acclaim, and Cypress Grove boasts a treasure trove of cheese products that have won numerous industry awards, received praise from Oprah, and are used by top chefs on a daily basis.
Cypress Grove’s rapid growth and new ownership investments made the need for consistent data tracking and better integration all the more apparent.
Beck Consulting has been a great technology partner. They are good at listening and communicating. Beck Consulting helped us evaluate our processes and configured Dynamics and bcFood to meet our requirements.”
Lynne Sandstrom, Cypress Grove.
Otis McAllister, Inc. is one of the oldest and most widely-known companies dealing in the worldwide trade of food products. For more than 100 years, Otis has been a partner and distributor to such prominent brands as Martinelli’s, Sun Maid, Del Monte, and Blue Diamond. In addition to these outstanding partnerships, Otis has its own dominant brands in rice and canned goods, and is the largest importer of jasmine rice in the United States. Headquartered in San Francisco, Otis maintains offices in Bangkok, Caracas, Guatemala City, Guayaquil, Hong Kong, and Mexico City.
Our partnership with Beck Consulting resulted in a more flexible and reliable ERP foundation for our company to grow on. Beck truly understands how an ERP system impacts all areas of the business.”
James Kochheiser, Otis McAllister.