Manhattan Associates Helps Batory Foods Create Recipe for Successful Supply Chain Optimization
ATLANT, October 16, 2015
Quality and accuracy are two essential ingredients for success in the food and beverage industry. Batory Foods, a Chicago-based national ingredient distributor, has successfully improved both since implementing Manhattan SCALE™ from Manhattan Associates, Inc. (NASDAQ: MANH).
“We operate in a highly regulated industry that is constantly in flux, which creates significant challenges for distribution and supply chain operations,” said Daryl Fisher, WMS application manager, Batory Foods. “We pride ourselves on our ability to navigate these challenges and deliver accurate, customized orders to our valued customers. Our partnership with Manhattan Associates gives us powerful new tools to successfully manage our supply chain network in a highly complex and dynamic environment.”
“Since our deployment, we experienced a marked improvement in both inventory visibility and accuracy in our warehouse,” adds Fisher. “We recently opened our largest U.S. distribution center in Atlanta and didn’t miss a single shipment or timeframe, thanks to SCALE’s robust visibility and management tools.”
Based on Microsoft’s .NET platform, SCALE seamlessly integrated with the company’s existing ERP software and document management system. This was a key consideration, as there is a significant amount of required documentation for ingredient orders. Batory Foods often fills large, custom orders that include value-added services, such as ingredient blending or powdering, which further drives the need for documentation integration.
“In today’s competitive food industry, delivering exceptional, personalized service to complement a quality product is paramount,” said Darryl Barr, product management director, Manhattan Associates. “We are proud that our solutions enable Batory Foods to manage its complex distribution requirements, improve efficiency and elevate service levels.”
Founded in 1979, Batory Foods is a leading national ingredients distributor, offering manufacturers the industry's largest portfolio of high-quality food and fine ingredients. With sales professionals covering every major market across the U.S., the family owned and operated business "thinks national" and "acts local," serving national, regional and local manufacturers with an abiding commitment to excellent customer service. Batory Foods' network of distribution facilities serves thousands of customers and spans the full food industry spectrum. Learn more at www.batoryfoods.com.
Manhattan Associates makes commerce-ready supply chains that bring all points of commerce together so you’re ready to sell and ready to execute. Across the store, through your network or from your fulfillment center, we design, build and deliver market-leading solutions that support both top-line growth and bottom-line profitability. By converging front-end sales with back-end supply chain execution, our software, platform technology and unmatched experience help our customers get commerce ready—and ready to reap the rewards of the omnichannel marketplace.