Future-proof and flexible: brixxbox as ERP solution for the Defense Commissary Agency’s meat plant

Aachen, 18.11.2019 Business processes in the food industry are becoming increasingly complex. New, smart solutions are needed in order to remain competitive in an increasingly digital market. The Central Meat Processing Plant at the US Airbase in Ramstein relied on the brixxbox solution to streamline its processes and react flexibly and easily to future challenges.

Business processes in companies of all sizes and types are becoming increasingly complex and, as a result, more difficult to control. The amount of data that companies in the food industry are confronted with today has increased dramatically over the past decades. In times of digitalization and Industry 4.0, it is all the more important to question and optimize your own business processes in order to be fit for the future. If used correctly, ERP systems can help to make company processes leaner and more efficient.

The Central Meat Processing Plant at the NATO Airbase in Ramstein processes and ships meat products to more than 270 shopping centers in the economic area Europe-Arabia-Africa to supply US soldiers, embassy and consulate employees and their families. It belongs to the Defense Commissary Agency and is therefore part of the US government. The requirements were correspondingly high when the search for a suitable ERP solution began in 2017.

In addition to the complete coverage of all business processes without unnecessary additional programming, it was most important to the decision-makers that the new solution be easy and flexible to adapt in order to be optimally prepared for the future challenges in times of digitization and Industry 4.0. Another special challenge was the bi-directional integration of the fully automatic BIZERBA weighing and labeling machines for price labeling and the connection to the BIZERBA industrial scales. The company was therefore looking for a software solution that, on the one hand, is capable of meeting the complex requirements of the meat plant and, on the other hand, is easy to use in the application itself.

The brixxbox principle as a solution for the complex requirements of the meat plant

The brixxbox solution has been in use since May 2019. The brixxbox is based on the principle of “configuring instead of programming” and thanks to a unique modular system is able to completely map the company processes “brick by brick” without unnecessary additional programming. Only the blocks that are really needed are used. “Functional corpses” are thus a thing of the past. User acceptance is also an important key factor for the success of the brixxbox: users can actively contribute their wishes and requirements during the configuration phase. The employees in the meat plant like to work with the system because it adapts to their requirements – not the other way around. A positive side effect is that processes now run much more efficiently.

The brixxbox is a smart, future-proof solution for companies that appreciate the advantages of a web- and cloud-based, modern and highly flexible system, but do not want to do without the security of DSGVO-compliant and industry-proven software.

More information at www.brixxbox.net

What makes the brixxbox so unique?

  • Configuration instead of programming: High flexibility and scalability
  • 100% coverage of processes thanks to unique modular principle
  • Faster introduction thanks to direct implementation between consultant and customer
  • Future-proof solution: adaptations are easily possible without additional programming
  • Web-based
  • Completely independent: all devices, all operating systems
  • Modern, intuitive design; always at the cutting edge of technology
  • Cloud- and On-Premise possible
  • Simplest interface realization
  • Users can actively contribute their wishes – resulting in very high acceptance in use
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