Belgian meat company manages entire value added chain with the CSB-System
Veviba is a successful meat processing company with an excellent reputation for top-quality throughout Belgium. It generates a yearly turnover of ca. 150 million euro. 300 employees produce over 30,000 self-service packs of beef each day at two plants. The company, which is part of the Belgian Verbist group, is unique in Benelux as it does everything under one roof: breeding, slaughtering, cutting and packaging. The game processor Giber d’Ardenne as well as the poultry processor Pouler d’Ardenne are also part of the group.
Decision in Favour of the CSB-System
Eight years ago, Veviba started looking for a new industry-specific ERP solution because the company's strong growth required comprehensive automation and process optimization. Veviba was searching for a corporate management software that was exactly tailored to the logistics chain of a meat processing company. Furthermore, the management of Veviba wanted to integrate all production steps and connect all plants belonging to the group.
After close examination and visits to several reference companies, Veviba opted for the industry-specific business IT solution by CSB-System. The reason for the decision: The industry specialist CSB-System offers a solution which is exactly tailored to the requirements of the meat processing industry. "Across the globe, many successful meat companies choose the CSB-System. This was, of course, one of the crucial factors influencing our decision", explains operations manager Vincent Duponsselle.
Turnkey Solution in Use
The software was first implemented in the sales area, followed by livestock management, procurement, traceability, quality management, inventory, cutting, production, financial accounting, time management and picking. The turnkey solution went live within a very short time: "The implementation went very well and the support by CSB-System is really remarkable", says Vincent Dupensselle.
At the beginning of 2010, the picking section was extended by an automatic crate system. This increased picking performance by a factor of three with the same number of staff. Furthermore, picking times were reduced considerably. "Our investment, particularly in the area of picking, paid off in next to no time", remembers Vincent Duponsselle with great satisfaction.
With support by the CSB-System, which is running on 95 workstations, Veviba optimized all procedures and processes: from its own cattle breeding business with ca. 8,000 animals on 16 farms to slaughtering, production, packaging, inventory, dispatch, management and administration.
What our customers say
"The CSB-System assists us in making our work more efficient. The increased level of automation as well as fast access to up-to-date operating data and the possibility to analyze production processes online enabled us to reduce costs considerably",
explains operations manager Vincent Duponsselle.
The two affiliated companies, Giber d´Ardenne and Pouler d´Ardenne, are also connected to the CSB-System so that the entire company group is working with one central business IT solution.