Land O’Lakes, which operates some of the most respected brands in agribusiness and food production including LAND O LAKES® Dairy Foods, Purina Animal Nutrition and WinField® United, recently implemented OMP Plus for tactical Supply Chain Planning for cheese at their production sites in Spencer, Wisconsin and Pine Island, Minnesota.
OM Partners' solution went from concept to implementation with its project team assisting a core team of experts from Land O’Lakes. This resulted in the design of a value-driven planning process, focusing on the key improvement areas in their business.
The advanced planning functionality of OMP Plus now allows Land O’Lakes to plan efficiently and accurately for raw material requirements at the production sites up to 18 months in advance. The functionality also increases visibility on inventory in regional warehouses. Inventory projections are used to minimize product wastage, based on demand scenarios and considering shelf life. Furthermore, OMP Plus analyses the on-hand inventory and provides recommendations for optimum shop floor usage from a large number of possible strategies.
Jeanine Viani, Supply Chain Production Planning Director at Land O’Lakes, says: “With the implementation of OMP Plus, we now have an improved visibility to our inventory. We were not just looking for a software vendor, but for a provider that could help us tackle the operational challenges that our current and future activities would bring.”
Philip Vervloesem, Senior Vice President Sales and Marketing at OM Partners, adds: “Our project team worked closely together with Land O’Lakes to determine their key requirements, including management of product ageing, shelf life and demand balancing. Drawing from our expertise in the Dairy industry, we successfully implemented the advanced Supply Chain Planning Solution in the OM Partners Cloud."
About OM Partners
OM Partners is the best-in-class software and consulting company that offers Supply Chain Planning Solutions for the metals, plastics, floor covering, paper & packaging, chemical, pharmaceutical, food & beverage, consumer goods and other industries worldwide.
OM Partners has developed into one of the most important players in the Supply Chain Planning market since its founding in 1985.
OM Partners’ flagship product, OMP Plus, is a comprehensive solution for all planning related issues, from the strategic down to the operational level. OMP Plus makes integrated demand planning, supply planning and scheduling a reality.
OM Partners has headquarters in Belgium and offices in the USA, China, the United Arab Emirates, Brazil, France, the Netherlands, Germany and the United Kingdom.
Philip Vervloesem, Senior Vice President Sales and Marketing