The family-owned business is co-packer of premium and private label food in the broadest sense of the word. With customers in the Netherlands and abroad, Ruiten Foodpack prioritizes sustainability by packaging consumer units locally. The business is a unique player in the market thanks to its diverse products, flexibility and speed, all of which combine to ensure continuous growth.
However, their previous ERP system was hindering progress. In order to unlock future growth, Ruiten Foodpack focused on going fully digital, and that led the company to look for a new ERP solution. They found what they were looking for in Aptean Food & Beverage ERP.
The main reason the business opted to select a new ERP system was its need for a fully integrated solution to get a better grip on the organization at a high level and gain insight into all of their processes. The Ruiten Foodpack team realized that improvements needed to be made in inventory and location management. With customer relations and satisfaction being critical to the business, the leadership team knew that it was important to have complete visibility into their stock levels at all times in order to be able to fill orders quickly and correctly.
Aptean Food & Beverage ERP Foodware Edition emerged as the best choice as a food-specific cloud solution that fits Ruiten Foodpack’s requirements and unique circumstances perfectly. The decision to go for a cloud-based solution was made to ensure security and enable employees to work anywhere, anytime.
"In our opinion, Aptean’s greatest added value is that the solution is very focused on food producers. They know what they’re doing and have a team with strong knowledge about our market and who know how everything works in practice,” said Erwin van Ruiten, owner of Ruiten Foodpack. “In addition, they have local offices in the Netherlands, so we can communicate easily and quickly. The implementation of a new system isn’t an easy task, but the honesty and reliability of Aptean was the decisive factor for us.”
The next step at Ruiten Foodpack is evaluating and improving their existing internal processes.
"We must first ensure that we have a good system running, and we also want to immediately adjust some of our internal processes,” Ruiten said. “We’ll take a critical look at our working methods and make sure that we start working in a more standardized manner, and that will allow us to grow more easily. After that we need to provide more transparency for our customers by providing them with information faster and showing them that we are truly unique."
The project was also great for Aptean as there was a very good fit between the solution and Ruiten Foodpack’s processes.
"Both the size of the company, as well as their ambitions for the future, made Ruiten Foodpack a perfect match for Aptean,” said Aptean’s Roel de Brujin. “We are very much looking forward to this continued collaboration", concludes Roel de Bruijn of Aptean.”
About Ruiten Foodpack
Ruiten Foodpack (ruitenfoodpack.com) is a family-owned business, located in the Netherlands, with more than over 135 years of experience in preserving and packaging food in all forms. With a steady customer base, they have developed themselves into a well-regarded professional co-packer in the market.
Aptean (aptean.com) is one of the world’s leading providers of industry-specific software, enabling our customers to be Ready for What’s Next, Now™. Our enterprise resource planning and supply chain solutions are uniquely designed to meet the needs of specialized manufacturers and distributors in over 20 industries. Aptean is headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia and has offices in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific.