Rabe’s Quality Meat Inc., located in Omaha, NE, specializes in custom further processing for primarily cooked beef operations. With approximately 100 employees their plant has the ability to process a million pounds of beef weekly and ships anywhere in the continental United States. Rabe’s is a GFSI Certified Supplier with a Level 3 Comprehensive Food Safety and Quality Management System Certification with SQF.
Prior to transitioning to ParityFactory, Rabe’s was using an existing GS1 weigh-labeling system that was built in-house with the help of a custom programmer. An Excel/Access system for tracking random-weight production was in use, but not meeting their needs. Not only was the system not scalable, it was also dependent on inventory information being exported to Excel, and then imported nightly. Without real-time information, Rabe’s was unable to reconcile inconsistencies in weight or product labeling on the spot.
Tracking, manifesting, and billing for each random weight case or pallet was a burden on the plant and office team. A crucial level of detail was lost using their inventory management. Similar to other meat industry companies, Rabe’s needed a system that would support the random weight production and sales process. They needed real-time visibility on random-weight receipts for production planning and yield analysis, as well as real-time information on production to confirm the accuracy of shipments.