CMB Foods

CMB Foods

CMB Foods are family run suppliers of high quality meat and poultry to wholesalers, catering and restaurants. They currently use Season Office and Factory to run their business.

This short video produced in 2013, shows how Season operates in their company

CMB Foods have been trading for over 30 years and are a family run independent supplier of high quality meat and poultry for wholesalers, catering and restaurants as well as the general public. They are based in Surrey and have a supplier base throughout London, Southern England and UK Wide. The company are running Season Office and Factory. They have an 8 user Office system along with 5 Touch Panel PC’s running Season Factory to control the daily processes and operations of their busy Catering Butcher Business.

Orders are taken using the sophisticated Telesales Module in Season Office. These orders then appear on the Touch Screen Terminals situated on the Factory Floor.

All the vital information is available such as specifications, pictures and the ability to enter traceability information. Season Factory provided CMB Foods with the perfect solution to computerise their factory. The software was linked to their existing Marco Scales easily and cost effectively by connecting them to a Touch Screen PC, Label Printer and Scanner.

The orders are prepared in the factory, with the company making use of the ‘Jobs’ feature. This allows them to take a product (e.g. side of beef) and turn that one product into many others (e.g. sirloin, rib eye, chump, mince etc). The software will also automatically calculate product yields, cost and stocks by using the ‘Prime Stock Forecasting’ feature.

Once the orders have been prepped, they are then weighed. As the terminals are linked to the scales, the finished weights are confirmed against the order.

When the order is finished, the required information (such as weight, traceability information and specifications) are immediately available in the Office. The invoices can then be printed to be delivered along with the order.

Making the move to Season has been hugely beneficial for CMB Foods. They now have access to:

  • Integrated Ledgers
  • The Statement Centre which allows them to batch email/fax invoices and statements with ease
  • Customer Bulletin Board which will ensure that Telesales Staff have important information such as Special Offers and Credit Status in front of them when they need it most
  • Customer Relationship Module which helps them manage Customer Complaints and Credit Control

Using the Season package has eliminated the need for paperwork on the Factory Floor. Picking note are no longer used to transfer vital information between the Office and the Factory. Using a computerised system also means that they have full traceability of every product and that their current stocks are accurate.