Founded in 1977 as Custom Corned Beef, Custom Made Meals is a PE-owned manufacturer located in Denver, Colorado and voted as one of the top places to work in the city. Custom Made Meals is a large manufacturer of fresh, oven-ready, value-added entrees and appetizers; known for its unique modified atmospheric packaging. The foods that are packaged by Custom Made Meals have a longer and healthier shelf life for groceries. Selling to over 6,000 grocery locations nationwide, Custom Made Meals is always looking for new recipes and ways to optimize their process.
Custom Made Meals faced a very particular challenge with their manufacturing process. Similar to many other WorkClout customers, Custom Made Meals was already using a system to track their orders, schedule production, and label their products. Their existing system, however, did not provide a way to visualize their scheduled runs and track production on the factory floor. This gap in their process led to significant delays during production from the time runs are scheduled to the time products are packed.
To sum, Custom Made Meals produces thousands of products around the clock and was tied to an existing system that did not provide an efficient process to schedule and collect floor data for their production runs. This resulted in production mistakes and delays.
WorkClout is built to easily integrate w/ almost any existing cloud-based or on-premise software. In addition, WorkClout’s production schedule alongside their operator portal offered the perfect combination for Custom Made Meals to communicate and get the data they needed to optimize their production process.
Custom Made Meals has been using WorkClout for a few months now, and within weeks have been able to catch up on all production delays.
“Scheduling has been more effective since we started using [WorkClout], 90 % less mistakes.”
- IT Manager at Custom Made Meals
To summarize, it’s estimated that Custom Made Meals is now more than 3 weeks ahead of production after adopting WorkClout as a production scheduling and floor reporting alternative to their existing system.