Reily Foods Company uses Microsoft Dynamics AX ERP software, implemented by Edgewater Fullscope, for usability, flexibility and support of unique food manufacturing needs. With Microsoft Dynamics AX, Reily is able to have real-time access to data, plus the information it needs to support safety and sustainability practices, including traceability for product recalls.
Transitioning from a 20-year-old legacy system became a priority as the company saw a growing need to keep data easily accessible at all times. This included improving visibility on new orders and inventory levels in order to recognize demand shifts further out and improve customer service, instead of trying to deal with last-second shortages. The timeliness of the ERP data has also helped Reily make better decisions regarding investments in other process and technology solutions.
Overall, Reily feels like it has transitioned from a company that made reactive decisions to one focused on a predictive approach. The results have been better forecasting and visibility up and down the supply chain, which helps ensure a higher level of food safety and preparedness in the event of a recall.