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Pet Treat Manufacturer RONDO Food Chooses QAD Cloud ERP to Modernize its Production Planning


January 16, 2017

QAD Inc., a leading provider of enterprise software and services for global manufacturing companies, today announced that pet treat manufacturer RONDO Food has chosen QAD Cloud ERP to modernize its production planning.

RONDO Food is a contract manufacturer specializing in snack products for dogs and cats. It is headquartered in Krefeld, Germany, with production facilities in Germany and Ireland. It markets its products in Europe, the USA, Asia and Australia under the brand names of leading retailers and pet food providers.

While it has used QAD ERP on premise since 1995, RONDO Food had no internal IT team and used a combination of disparate systems and contractors to handle its business processes including its EDI and shop floor systems. Production planning was a key pain point for the company. Based on its relationship with QAD, RONDO Food inquired about implementing a modern production planning solution. After reviewing its business processes with QAD, RONDO made the decision to upgrade its ERP to the latest version of QAD in the cloud.

“We were initially looking for a manufacturing execution system,” said Josef Bosch, general manager of RONDO Food, pictured above. “We were really impressed by QAD’s manufacturing expertise and the integrated workbenches and material requirements planning capabilities in their ERP solution. We are a growing, innovative company, and QAD allows us to quickly implement a system that will streamline our production almost immediately while giving us the ability to scale efficiently as we grow. Additionally, QAD Cloud ERP integrates with our existing QAD Cloud EDI.”

Upgrading its ERP to the latest version of QAD in the cloud will give RONDO a number of specific benefits, including:

  • A scalable platform that will support the company’s growth.
  • Transparent production planning.
  • Time savings throughout the production planning process due to the elimination of manual tasks and from having reliable data housed in a single system.
  • The ability to optimize workload due to more efficient planning.
  • The elimination of the need to manually check capacity.
  • Reduced waste caused by overproduction.
  • Optimized production orders resulting in reduced set up time.

RONDO Food will initially migrate its two German sites, Krefeled and Halle, to QAD Cloud ERP, followed by its site in Arklow, Ireland.

QAD Cloud ERP is a full-featured ERP with extensive multi-GAAP and internationalization capabilities. QAD Cloud ERP scales to thousands of users. The associated development and support processes are ISO 9001:2008, ISO 20000:2011 and ISO 27001:2013 certified, data centers are SSAE 16 compliant and support is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year globally in 12 languages, staffed by QAD.

“We were able to show RONDO executives how upgrading their ERP would help them beyond the production planning process,” said QAD Senior Vice President of Europe, Middle East and Africa JC Walravens. “Updating their QAD ERP solution to the most recent version will provide a lot of functionality that they haven’t had. Moving to the QAD Cloud ERP should provide peace of mind that their IT infrastructure is being professionally and reliably managed by a partner that they trust.”

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