Crisp manufacturer Burts has announced that it “could easily double or treble in size” and is looking to grow to a £20m-plus business over the next two to three years by maximising production capacity.
The 85-strong Devon-based company – which counts Sainsbury’s and Waitrose as well as farm shops, cafes and delicatessens among its customers – is looking to its new ERP system to help meet its aspirations by providing tighter controls over its financial, production processing and stock control.
Burts’ finance director Mike Cosby said the its Access SupplyChain system was helping the company to scrutinise every area of its business. “It’s already saved us thousands of pounds through greater efficiency and faster access to information,” he said.
“We no longer carry out monthly stock takes as inventory is reconciled in real-time saving us around £12,000 a year.”
The solution was also playing an important role in managing wastage, he added, giving “instant visibility of production costing, enabling us to analyse and reduce product wastage”.
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