Chocolatier | Sweet success

chocolate producer

“We wanted a partner that would provide us with better service than we received direct from the vendor: consistent DSI developer resources in a timely manner so we weren’t missing project deadlines and continually ramping up new consultants. The fact that their consultants know DSI and JD Edwards made an immeasurable difference—you really need to understand both to get the job done. With Corning Data you get a partner with strong product knowledge and integrity.”

– ERP Systems/Distribution Analyst

Client Profile

Our Client is a world leader in premium chocolate, offering a large selection of confections in more than 120 countries. Our client has a dozen production sites in Europe and the United States.

Challenges

After struggling with IBM as their JD Edwards upgrade partner, our Client evaluated Corning Data and two other firms as replacement options. Our Client selected Corning Data as the partner that could understand their company culture and provide a vision and roadmap for the organization

Corning Data Solution

Corning Data built a true partnership with the Client. Our team changed the Client’s approach and processes, and informed decision-making. Like most companies, change was not easy for the Client. Corning Data instilled confidence to help the company manage the change. Acting as leaders, guides and mentors, Corning Data executives understood the Client’s business challenges, worked through the options and gained company-wide consensus on the solutions. Corning Data implemented:

JD Edwards EnterpriseOne

  • Financials
  • Procurement
  • Inventory
  • Fulfillment Management
  • Sales Order
  • Advanced Pricing
  • Capital Asset Management
  • Requirements Planning
  • Manufacturing Management
  • EDI

DSI Data Collection

  • Mobile Enterprise Platform
  • Loftware Label Software

Results

After the upgrade project, the Client hired Corning Data to provide CNC Managed Services. Subsequent projects included support for Planning, deployment of the Fulfillment Management module, and automating the company’s entire approach to inventory and shop floor management using DSI. The inventory/shop floor project converted the Client to an entirely paperless system, reduced inventory variances by 90 percent and improved quality traceability. The Client continues to rely on Corning Data as their go-to partner as they continually deploy the improvements from the Corning Data road map.