A leading export-focused, multi-species meat processor
Established in 1965, Wodonga Abattoir is a leading export-focused multi-species meat processor, based in Northern Victoria, Australia. Wodonga Abattoir processes approximately 45,000 tonnes of meat per annum, including 70,000 cattle, 1,200,000 sheep and lambs, 10,000 Bobby Calves and 300,000 goats. Their products are 100% processed for export markets including USA, Canada, Mexico, Japan, Korea, Russia, South Africa, Indonesia, China, Malaysia and Middle Eastern Countries and hold both Halal and Organic Certifications.
What Wodonga Abattoir Says
"We had been talking to Emydex for almost 3 years before we made the decision to implement their factory floor IT system. The Implementation itself went very smoothly, so much so we decided to change some of our internal work practices along the way to suit the system, ultimately improving the business. The Emydex project manager kept everybody on track and ensured each person got their required jobs done in a timely manner, and their Lead developer and local representatives were very knowledgeable about not only the Emydex product but also how this related to our particular business processes. The main advantages of Emydex we see at this early stage are the company now has better visibility of inventory stocks, coupled with the overall speed of operation, and system running on a modern SQL platform. Post go-live the follow up from the Helpdesk support team for any issues that arise has been excellent."
Rod Scarvell, IT Manager, Wodonga Abattoir
Wodonga approached Emydex in 2016 with a requirement for a flexible Warehouse Management system that would work in tandem with their existing internal IT systems, but would offer them more accurate and faster reporting across the organisation. They needed a system that covered Sales Order Entry as well as Dispatch, which also managed transfers of stock between their main site and external Coldstores, as well as dispatches from the external Coldstores to end customers. They also needed a centralised data repository to consolidate and integrate departmental data and a system that could grow as required with the option to implement additional modules at a later stage.
As Wodonga are an export-focused processor, they needed a system that could operate in foreign currencies, that could be linked to a particular vessel leaving Australia for export markets. Finally, they needed a system that could interface with OzDocs, an Australian export documentation system.
- Warehouse Management System & Sales Order Processing
- OzDocs Export Documentation
- Inter-site Transfers
- Inventory Reporting
- Dual Units of Measure
- Forwards and Backwards Traceability
Wodonga now have a simple, consistent and clean user interface which has been readily adopted by their users. By using the Emydex in-built report writer, Wodonga’s IT users now have the ability to write their own reports, eliminating the reliance and cost for external technical support. With the removal of the need for a separate ‘reporting’ database, reporting accuracy and speed have been greatly improved.
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