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Meeder Group Invests in the Future by Implementing Aptean Food & Beverage ERP

Meeder Group Invests in the Future by Implementing Aptean Food & Beverage ERP

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Meeder Group Invests in the Future by Implementing Aptean Food & Beverage ERP

Jul 12, 2021

In order to prepare for the future and set the business up for success, Meeder Group has decided to undergo a digital transformation. Knowing that security and data-driven decision-making will be crucial to their progress, the Netherlands-based fresh produce company has decided to invest in the future and implement Aptean Food & Beverage ERP.

“We have been hit hard by COVID-19, but we are still looking ahead. We have the courage to take this step now and we are quite proud of that,” says Albert Engels, director of operations at Meeder Group.

The organization is comprised of three different companies with one distribution center. Meeder also has two locations in Southern Europe. What began as a grocery store specializing in vegetables, Meeder has grown and now supplies cargo and cruise ships, food service outlets and retail locations.

Meeder also distributes its products via air freight delivery. With so many different channels, Meeder deals with order sizes that range from full cars and pallets to kilos in bags and boxes. Because of this complexity, Meeder was facing logistical issues, and their old software no longer suited their needs.

“Meeder Group has been in a transition phase for two years in order to set things up differently organizationally,” says Olav Sonneveld, owner and general manager at Meeder Group. “Optimizing the supply chain is becoming increasingly important and data-oriented. When a product is registered correctly at the beginning of the chain, it can go smoothly through the entire chain. And to further inform this organizational transition, we realized it was crucial to start working with a new ERP solution that can meet all current and future challenges. We strive to be a data-driven organization operating via the cloud, where it’s easy to deal with new developments and other solutions that are available within the platform.”

“We have chosen to partner with Aptean and implement the fresh produce-specific functionality within Aptean Food & Beverage ERP Foodware Edition via the cloud,” Engels says. “The choice to go with a Microsoft Dynamics-based platform was already established, because there is a seamless integration with other applications such as SharePoint and Outlook. We can also quickly and easily make links with other applications, such as our previously developed order picking app or the customs system.”

“The choice for Aptean was made based on specific market knowledge, the insights and functionalities that the platform has to offer and the experience with complex processes and associated supply chain challenges in the fresh produce sector.”

Albert EngelsDirector of OperationsMeeder Group

“The choice for Aptean was made based on specific market knowledge, the insights and functionalities that the platform has to offer and the experience with complex processes and associated supply chain challenges in the fresh produce sector,” he concluded.

With their new solution, Meeder Group will be able to work more efficiently with optimized and data-driven processes. With excellent support from Aptean’s team and actionable insights delivered by Aptean Business Intelligence, the different companies within the organization will be able to complement each other to an even greater extent.

“With our software platform, we’re able to leverage the latest developments, which benefits our customers,” says Robbert de Brujin of Aptean. “In this way, we’ll make it possible for Meeder to have the latest applications on the market. We’ve proven that we’re able to quickly implement new systems for large-scale fresh produce companies and meet exacting standards. Meeder’s implementation process has already started, and this is another beautiful new collaboration that we are proud of.”

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