Swiss Valley Farms, a four state dairy cooperative with 1,000 members and annual sales in excess of $300 million, has deployed Logility Voyager Solutions to improve forecast accuracy and help the company expand into new international markets.
Swiss Valley Farms, founded in 1958, has relied on manual Excel-based forecasting to develop production schedules, sales and marketing efforts, and provide executive-level reports. This process slowed the company's ability to expand into new markets such as Asia and South America, two burgeoning regions for dairy products.
Logility will automate the forecasting process and enable Swiss Valley Farms to produce and distribute its quality dairy products in new international markets such as China. “We pride ourselves on providing premium specialty cheeses suited to the unique needs of our customers,” said Jeff Saforek, VP of Sales & Marketing, Swiss Valley Farms.
“Logility Voyager Solutions will help us deliver on this promise as we grow Swiss Valley Farms and expand into new markets. In addition, we can now be more proactive in our planning and tightly align our product forecasts with our business plan to make our supply chain a key strategic asset to the company.”
The new software provides quick access to reports and metrics that allow companies like Swiss Valley Farms to generate and track forecasts for multiple business needs including sales, marketing, logistics, and financials. In addition, moving away from Excel-based spreadsheets minimizes the potential for data entry and re-entry errors and boosts analytical insight.