(PRWEB) April 01, 2014
Applied Data Corporation (ADC), a leading provider of fresh item management (FIM), recipe management and scales management software to the grocery retail and food service industries, announces that Brookshire Grocery Company, a 150 store chain based in Tyler, Texas has completed rollout of ADC’s P-Cubed In-Store Fresh Production Planning module in all of their stores.
The P-Cubed In-Store Fresh Production Planning module generates demand-based production plans from store-specific sales forecasts, which results in having the optimum amount and variety of fresh foods available at the right time for customers. Brookshire Grocery Company implemented the P-Cubed In-Store Fresh Production Planner as a sales building and shrink management tool for their fresh food departments.
“All 150 of our stores are now running production planning in four departments – Deli, Bakery, Chef Prepared and Produce. On average, we run around 1,000 production plans per day per department across our 150 stores,” said Jonathan Key, Fresh Item Management Coordinator at Brookshire Grocery Company.
The P-Cubed In-Store Fresh Production Planner has taken the guesswork out of fresh food production planning. With the software, Brookshire Grocery Company now has educated in-stock information on availability in their fresh food departments.
Brookshire Grocery Company implemented the software in phases to enable rigorous training in each store. ”The first stores to start using the software reported that the production numbers were incredibly accurate. One store director reported that they have had their best quarter ever, with more sales and less shrink,” continued Jonathan.
Brookshire Grocery Company also tracks how the stores comply with the production plan. “With management oversight and support, we are seeing, on average, a 97% compliance rating across our stores,” Jonathan stated.
“We are thrilled to hear the results that Brookshire Grocery Company is reporting,” said Steve Loveridge, ADC’s CEO. “An important success factor to such a new technology initiative is to have store associate support. Brookshire Grocery Company has put the right steps in place to ensure store associates are using the tools.”
The P-Cubed In-Store Fresh Production Planner is a module within P-Cubed, ADC’s Production Manager system. P-Cubed is one of three software systems that comprise InterStore, ADC's integrated fresh item management software suite. The other two systems are: InterScale Scales Manager, which hosts data to and from barcode labeling scales in the fresh food departments, and the NutriGen Recipe Manager, which derives the true cost of recipes (including packaging and labor), as well as managing all of the allergen and nutritional facts through their recipes for legally compliant labeling.
About Brookshire Grocery Company
Brookshire Grocery Company has a rich history dating back to 1928, when Wood T. Brookshire opened a small, 25 x 100-foot store in downtown Tyler, Texas. Brookshire Grocery Company is committed to putting people first and providing the best for its customers and employees – approximately 13,000 people known as “partners.” Brookshire Grocery Company has more than 150 stores operating in Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas under three distinct banners: Brookshire’s Food Stores, Super 1 Food Stores and FRESH by Brookshire’s. Learn more by visiting http://www.Brookshires.com.
About Applied Data Corporation (ADC)
Since 1989, Applied Data Corporation (ADC) has specialized in the development of data-management solutions for the supermarket, grocery and fresh-food industries. The InterScale scales management software developed by ADC is a global technology leader for host management of supermarket barcode-printing scales and printers. The InterScale system is a member of ADC's InterStore suite of fresh applications which also includes: NutriGen recipe management and P-Cubed shrink management, fresh inventory management, perishable production planning and demand-driven ordering. InterStore consolidates ADC's lead in the Fresh Item Management (FIM) software market with an integrated fresh software suite to provide greater efficiencies and optimize production in the grocer's fresh-food departments. ADC has over 125 supermarket chains and over 10,000 stores installed in 11 countries. For more information on ADC visit http://www.AppliedDataCorp.com.