After a successful implementation of Data Shelter in June 2011, Blue Diamond Growers decided to extend their use of the Outperform software to include Replenishment planning and Master Scheduling. Once complete in April 2012, Blue Diamond’s Sales and Operations Planning process will be run with Outperform software. Outperform planning will be tightly integrated with the Adage ® ERP system through its Data Shelter functionality.

ABI produces and also buys beverages which are sold to customers serviced from various depots. Each manufacturing plant has a default depot and this in turn replenishes all other depots. The replenishment to various depots drives the production of the beverages at the plant. The replenishment parameters are minimum and multiple batch sizes to replenish the stock to a level equal to the maximum inventory or based on replenishment cycle whenever it drops below the re-order stock level. The total requirements for all the forward depots are then totaled up to the plant level. At the plant level, a kit size is used to plan the production quanitities in each of the plants.

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Our business users appreciate the ease of use and exact fit with our requirements, all in one single application. Our Planning has become more efficient with the Outperform tools and has helped improve our mission to deliver the benefits of almonds to the world.

David Hills, Senior Planner

About Blue Diamond Growers
Blue Diamond Growers is the world’s largest tree nut processing and marketing company. Founded in 1910, the cooperative is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2010. Blue Diamond led the development of California’s almond industry from a minor domestic specialty crop to the world leader in almond production and marketing. Headquartered in Sacramento, California, approximately 3000 California almond growers deliver California almonds annually to their cooperative. The crop is marketed to all 50 states and more than 90 foreign countries, making almonds California’s largest food export, and the sixth largest U.S. food export.