Award winning ‘Simpli-Baked’ produce over 100 million flat bread products a year from their high-tech bakery, located in County Offaly, Ireland.
Simpli-Baked was created in 2009 by Niels Ladefoged & Managing Director, Kieran Walsh. Bakers obsessed with quality control and customer service. Two attributes which go together hand in hand when producing such a high volume of tasty tortillas, pizza bases and flatbreads.
To help the bakery maintain a high degree of quality control and product consistency as volume increased, Simpli-Baked contacted SG Systems to implement the V5 Formula System at their AA BRC accredited Bakery, which runs 24/7.
SAGE Integrated V5 Traceability
With Quality Control at the center of the brief provided to SG Systems, Simpli-Baked required a solution to manage all Stock (Receiving & Shipping), Batch Production & Statistical Process Control (SPC).
The V5 Software allows the ingredient and packaging inventory to be managed, labeled, and put away into the storage areas, while observing strict allergen controls and lot FEFO management. V5 Software runs on a regular windows tablet PC with a networked label printer to barcode all inventory.
In Production, four V5 Formula System Terminals connect to the local area network ensure the correct ingredients are weighed and batched at the exact quantities, reducing opportunity for human error scenarios such as missing ingredients out or adding them at incorrect quantities.
Managing Director, Kieran Walsh comments “Before we installed V5 Traceability, Simpli-Baked had been working in ‘Excel-hell’ as it became known. We looked at several manufacturing software solutions before settling on SG Systems. Initially to help implement digital traceability and control of our systems. Once installed, we progressed to integrating with our current SAGE business system to reduce manual data handling between systems. The V5 System is exceptionally powerful”
Behind the scenes on the company’s business server, the V5 Traceability System is keeping electronic records of all production, statistical process control and inventory data – delivering traceability and minimizing unaccountable errors. Simpli-Baked now has a paperless traceability and quality control system that can be relied on for BRC audits and to meet their strict internal quality control system.