Case Study: Quantum FoodsSource: RedPrairie
Quantum Foods is one of the world's largest multiple protein providers to foodservice, military and retail, with a commitment to building customers' businesses with top quality, value-added products. Quantum Foods provides custom menu solutions for leading national and regional restaurant chains, entrees for the U.S. Military, branded and private label programs for grocery retailers and club stores, and value-added products to convenience stores. These products are all distributed from a 300,000 sq. ft. distribution center on their campus in Bolingbrook, Illinois.
Quantum Foods was founded in 1992 as a portion cut steak provider for food service and the military. Until 2005, storage and distribution were handled by third party logistics providers. But as Quantum Foods expanded its services to add more products, including branded and private label foods, they found their third party providers did not supply the level of inventory accuracy and control Quantum Foods wanted for both feeding their two campus production facilities and providing desired customer service levels. As a result, they decided to build a new temperature-controlled distribution facility on their campus, and bring distribution in-house.
To achieve the level of inventory integrity and customer service they desired in their new facility, Quantum Foods realized they would need a warehouse management system (WMS) capable of handling the unique needs of the food industry. After a detailed selection process, Quantum Foods chose RedPrairie's Warehouse Management solution.
Explains Mike Sacco, Quantum Foods Vice President of Logistics and Distribution, "RedPrairie had both the food industry experience and capabilities we needed. No one else had the required level of food industry functionality. Furthermore, we wanted a brand name vendor that would be recognized by our customers. In the food industry, that's RedPrairie."