Founded in 1934, Old Dutch Foods is a private, family-owned business that produces and distributes high-quality snack foods such as chips, popcorn, pretzels, dips, and salsas. Based in Roseville, Minnesota, the company’s sales area covers Canada and the Upper Midwest of the United States. Old Dutch Foods employs 1,400 people.
Leading snack food provider, Old Dutch Foods, has built a reputation for quality that spans more than eight decades. Yet that attention to detail wasn’t reflected in the company’s cumbersome supply chain process.
Limited visibility of products and processes—not to mention costly third-party support—revealed a glaring need for a new system that delivered efficiency, control, and adaptability. The answer? Cloud Inventory, a complete mobile solution for supply chain.
Old Dutch Foods initially chose Cloud Inventory to automate data capture. By implementing Cloud Inventory’s pre-built, validated integrations to the its enterprise software, Old Dutch Foods was able to facilitate secure, real-time updates between mobile devices and the back-end system, eliminating the need for manual data entry.
Old Dutch Foods later extended its investment and used Cloud Inventory to create a mobile application for field sales to optimize direct store delivery operations.
Before utilizing Cloud Inventory’s platform, delivery drivers were constrained by an inefficient process for completing deliveries and sales orders. Using the drag-and-drop, flowchart-driven studio, the company easily built and deployed a mobile application to support its unique delivery operations.
Drivers are now able to focus on selling rather than administrative work. Using the mobile application, sales orders are completed and deliveries are confirmed in mere seconds. New sales orders and confirmed deliveries are automatically updated in the back-end system, which accelerates the order-to-cash cycle. And because Old Dutch Foods’ mobile application is always available, drivers have real-time product visibility anywhere in the supply chain and can close transactions wherever business takes place.
Additionally, Old Dutch Foods no longer requires expensive third-party support or mobile developers to maintain the solution. Business analysts can quickly and easily make modifications to Cloud Inventory’s mobile applications as business needs change. Using Cloud Inventory, the company has saved hundreds of thousands of dollars in total cost of ownership (TCO).
With the help of Cloud Inventory, Old Dutch Foods has mobilized its entire supply chain. This has allowed the company to eliminate bottlenecks, make operations more efficient, and increase employee productivity, ultimately positioning Old Dutch Foods for continued growth.