Case study

Clif Bar & Company

Growing food manufacturer rapidly adds mobile inventory solution to harmonize business systems and enhance productivity, traceability and sustainability.

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Industry: Food & Beverage, Manufacturing

ERP: Oracle's JD Edwards

RFgen Solutions: Inventory Management, Manufacturing, License Plating, Traceability

Results

  • 100% paperless processes, driving sustainability goals
  • Real-time, accurate inventory
  • 20% increase in productivity
  • 25% reduction in supply chain costs
  • End-to-end traceability at lot-level, enhancing compliance
  • Seamless integration with JD Edwards, WonderWare MES, SafetyChain for food safety, and SOMAX predictive maintenance software
  • Scalable solution for rapid growth and maximum agility

Challenge

Clif Bar & Company relied on co-manufacturers to produce its wide range of healthy products. When its largest co-manufacturer, Conagra Foods, suddenly exited the co-branded bakery business, Clif Bar decided to bring production in-house. This required rapid transition of all ERP, warehouse, manufacturing, and related business systems within six months while simultaneously bringing a new bakery online.

Clif Bar also needed to modernize inventory management for their JD Edwards ERP system. A mobile barcoding solution would ensure accurate, real-time information and traceability for food ingredients and finished products. The new solution would also have to be entirely paperless to support the company’s sustainability vision and rapid growth.

Results

  • 100% paperless processes, driving sustainability goals
  • Real-time, accurate inventory
  • 20% increase in productivity
  • 25% reduction in supply chain costs
  • End-to-end traceability at lot-level, enhancing compliance
  • Seamless integration with JD Edwards, WonderWare MES, SafetyChain for food safety, and SOMAX predictive maintenance software
  • Scalable solution for rapid growth and maximum agility

Solution

Our dedicated RFgen sales manager went above and beyond. We provided our requirements and the RFgen team translated them into what we needed.

Dave Hartwell, Senior Director of Business Applications

Clif Bar & Company

Clif Bar found the ideal solution that checked all the boxes for their complex requirements: RFgen Mobile Foundations for JD Edwards, the premier mobile barcoding solution featuring suites of pre-built, pre-validated mobile apps.

The new RFgen solution delivered speed, flexibility, and cost-efficiency with seamless ERP integration. Real-time mobile inventory tracking and visibility became a reality, including lot- controlled inventory management that was 100% paperless.

Results

RFgen enabled Clif Bar to replace manual inventory control methods with real-time automation. Their operation realized immediate and continuing benefits with mobile barcoding for Oracle’s JD Edwards.

Key results include:

  • 100% paperless processes, driving sustainability goals
  • Real-time, accurate inventory
  • 20% increase in productivity
  • 25% reduction in supply chain costs
  • End-to-end traceability at lot-level, enhancing compliance
  • Seamless integration with JD Edwards, WonderWare MES, SafetyChain for food safety, and SOMAX predictive maintenance software
  • Scalable solution for rapid growth and maximum agility
RFgen provided the flexibility to design our transactions the way our bakeries actually operate while still honoring the critical JD Edwards integration. It gave us the best of both worlds.

Dave Hartwell, Senior Director of Business Applications

Clif Bar & Company

Clif Bar & Company was experiencing rapid growth. After losing a key partner amidst their growth spurt, Clif Bar brought all manufacturing in-house. A key part of this transition included selecting RFgen Mobile Foundations for Oracle’s JD Edwards and mobile barcode scanners. With RFgen, the company quickly boosted accuracy, gained end-to-end traceability for compliance and supported key sustainability initiatives while lowering associated costs.