Van Drunen Farms and FutureCeuticals (VDF/FC), the global plant-based ingredients supplier headquartered in the United States, has declared their partnership with FuturMaster for the transformation of the group’s demand planning processes and tools. The Illinois-based sister companies, which carry 160 years of agricultural experience and over 50+ years of manufacturing expertise, will employ FuturMaster’s Bloom platform to augment their forecast accuracy and streamline their workflows and data management.
The collaboration with FuturMaster aims to enhance the S&OP process of VDF/FC, which was implemented in 2015. Despite initially serving its purpose, the continued year-on-year growth of VDF/FC necessitates the adoption of an advanced system for efficient management of long-term capacity and raw material planning. The incorporation of FuturMaster’s Bloom Demand Planning solution is expected to empower the company to optimally serve its customers while enhancing inventory, cash flow, and asset utilization management, maximizing VDF/FC’s efficiency, and limiting costs.
VDF/FC’s Demand Manager, Joe Moskovich, discusses the move, “VDF/FC is very excited to partner with FuturMaster and looks forward to realising the benefits the Bloom Demand Planning solution will bring to both customer service and operational efficiency. FuturMaster’s level of support and expert consultation throughout the delivery process is second to none. We are eager to harness the benefits of their world-class tool.”
Among a shortlist of three vendors, VDF/FC chose FuturMaster’s Bloom solution to address the limitations of their existing demand planning tool and support forecast management, improve accuracy and continue to fulfill customer expectations in their anticipated period of continued growth. The scalability of FuturMaster’s Bloom solution, its potential for expansion into other modules like Inventory Distribution and Production Planning, and its configuration capabilities greatly appealed to VDF/FC.
Matt Hughes, Sales Director of UK & Northern Europe at FuturMaster, comments: ‘We are excited to partner with Van Drunen Farms and FutureCeuticals. The project has been a great success so far, with the project going live on time and on budget. We look forward to a long-standing relationship and supporting VDF/FC on their continued growth and realising their business objectives.’
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