Case Studies

A Food and Beverage ERP Solution Success Story

Today’s food and beverage processor faces significant industry disruptions. New products and markets, expanded distribution channels, segmented consumers and a changing regulatory environment all work to impact today’s processor.

Evans Food Group Ltd.

Evans Food Group, Ltd. was experiencing growth and had tried to solve the company’s growth challenges through ERP before. By the time they engaged with Ultra Consultants for the ERP selection process, they were considerably overdue for solution upgrades to meet customer demand and business growth.

A Make to Order Manufacturing Success Story

Make to order manufacturing requires unique functionality from enterprise solutions, including collaborative design and configuration, supply chain visibility, serial number/lot number tracking and as-built product history.


Ipsen had been running a legacy version of Infor’s Syteline product for past decades.

This placed the system on an older technology platform, lacking a modern user interface and capabilities that are inherent in more current systems.

Radio Flyer

Radio Flyer looked to standardize global operations on a single, modern ERP platform to support business expansion and optimize strategic processes.

Specifically, the legacy AS-400 based ERP system limited the company in several key areas.

Independent Can Company

Because the company manufactures specialty products rather than commodities, it was looking for an ERP system built around the efficient processing and costing of a specialty product.

ICC operated on an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system that was 15 to 20 years in age; at the time the company operated out of two locations.

Nudo ERP Story

In previous years the company was handicapped by an old legacy system that did not meet the needs of a growing diversified manufacturing company.

The legacy system did not provide multi-site support, WIP control, easy user access to information, and flexible production scheduling capabilities.

Deschutes Brewery

In setting aggressive growth goals — particularly a second brewery on the East Coast — Deschutes knew it was time for a change to their ERP system, knowing their current system would not be able to support this vision of expansion.

Knox Machine Company

Before working with Ultra’s team of independent ERP consultants, the company’s processes consisted of an awkward combination of a homegrown legacy software package, Excel for inventory control and reporting functions, and various manual processes for material planning and shop floor execution.

Spirent Communications

Spirent Communications had acquired 5 companies in 5 different locations: California, Hawaii, Canada, New Jersey, and London. Adtech, the Hawaiian company was growing at 100% a year and was operating on a number of Tier III disparate systems.

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