About Mrs. Gerry's
Side dishes. They’re really the unsung hero of family gatherings and holidays. After all, no holiday is complete without potato salad and coleslaw, and macaroni & cheese is automatically voted best dish on the table by adults and children alike—the proof is in the complete lack of leftovers. For almost 50 years, food process manufacturing company, Mrs. Gerry’s, has mastered the art of the side dish-not to mention a staggering selection of salads, desserts, dips and more.
What started in Minnesota with a family recipe and a love story (“The Gerry’s” are a husband-wife duo with the same first name-Gerry Vogt, the company’s founder, and her husband Jerry), has grown into a national powerhouse, 120 products strong. But today, with over 42 million pounds of packaged food products annually, national reach and nearly 300 employees, business challenges are inevitable. As Mrs. Gerry’s grew-and continues to grow-a need for technology that could keep up with demand and streamline the production process became paramount.
When Mrs. Gerry’s began its search for a modern ERP solution, it needed a technology partner with expertise in Dynamics NAV and visibility into the manufacturing and shipping process.
ColumbusFood is fully integrated with Dynamics NAV and offered Mrs. Gerry’s relevant industry solutions right out-of-the-box, including real-time visibility into operations, better traceability and improved accuracy in the supply chain.
One of Mrs. Gerry’s main concerns was the short shelf life of its products. When an order is placed, Mrs. Gerry’s needs to ship the product in two days. The company wanted to reduce the lead time for ingredients for faster shipping