Yeo Valley Farms upgrade to sofco Demand Planning 10.1
sofco, a leading provider of integrated and collaborative End-to-End Planning Solutions for the Consumer Goods, Manufacturing and Retail sectors, are delighted to announce, that Yeo Valley Farms have upgraded to sofco Demand Planning 10.1.
Since its formation in 1961, Yeo Valley Family Farms have become one of the best known organic brands in Britain. Operating across 7 sites throughout the South West they are proud to be making the highest quality yogurts, desserts and ice cream, for the Yeo Valley brand, as well as for many of the UK's major retailers. Employing over 1700 staff they produce more than 22% of the UK's yogurt.
Yeo Valley have been using sofco applications for 14 years, upgrading to sofco Demand Planning 10.1, Yeo Valley will be taking advantage of the standard functionality in the release by using the sofco design and deployment template which uses an off the shelf design where a 95% fit to Yeo Valley requirements was achieved, and the 5% gap is configured in the standard application to Yeo Valley requirements. This allowed a rapid deployment.
sofco Demand Planning 10.1 benefits include:
Keith Noble, CEO at sofco commented: “We are delighted to continue a successful partnership with Yeo Valley. There are many challenges faced in food production where demand is volatile, there are seasonal peaks and troughs, shelf life constraints and heavy emphasis is placed on promotions and events, and all of this in a highly competitive environment. They have complex manufacturing processes and a factory that needs to respond in a controlled and optimal manner. We are delighted that sofco will continue to support Yeo Valley.”
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sofco is a leading provider of integrated and collaborative End-to-End Planning Software Solutions for the Consumer Goods, Manufacturing and Retail sectors. The sofco suite of application solutions cover the key operational processes of Demand Planning, Trade Promotions Planning, Supply Planning (Production, Procurement, Distribution & Inventory), Production Scheduling as well as the strategic processes of Sales & Operations Planning and Integrated Business Planning.
sofco serves leading global organisations including manufacturers and distributors of many household brands as well as industrial and other manufactured goods, providing an End-to-End Planning and Supply Chain Visibility solution which also fully supports 'Operational Analytics' including 'What If' scenario-based planning and supply chain financial view. Whether on site or in the cloud, our customers have seen significant benefits from reduction in inventory, reduction in stock-outs for fast-moving goods, increased product availability and a reduction in working capital, through our focus on eliminating unnecessary cost and complexity without sacrificing functionality or business results.