Project Description

Impacting the Bottom Line

Since implementing InfinityQS, Mid South Baking Company, Mississippi Division—a subsidiary of Bryan Baking Company—has accelerated issue response times, streamlined their manufacturing processes, reduced giveaway, and improved operator engagement—all of which dramatically impacts the company’s bottom line.

Improve Manufacturing Processes Across the Board

Mid South Baking Company, Mississippi Division, a subsidiary of Bryan Baking Company, bakes buns for two of the largest fast food chains in the United States. Every year, Mid South uses 42,803,660+ pounds of flour to bake and ship 94,000,000 dozen buns—more than one billion buns a year. As one of the largest businesses in Pelahatchie, Mississippi, the company has a committed social and economic impact on the community.

When Deirdre Sanford, Assistant Quality Assurance Manager, joined Mid South Baking in 2009, process data was tracked using clipboards, pencils, paper, and Excel. “Our main challenge was responding to issues quickly,” said Sanford. “Entering paper-based data into Excel—and then having an employee review the data—was inefficient.”

“Sanford focuses on the fiscal analysis side of the business, and is always looking for ways to improve processes. Since implementing InfinityQS, Mid South Baking has accelerated issue response times, streamlined their manufacturing processes, reduced giveaway, and improved operator engagement—all of which dramatically impacts the company’s bottom line.”

Tighten Up Net Content & Reduce Lost Revenue

Product giveaway is a significant concern for many manufacturers because providing more product than necessary directly translates into lost revenue.

After watching shop-floor operators struggle with paper and clipboard data collection, Sanford told the management team, “Enough is enough. We’ve got to streamline this, we’ve got to have real-time data, and we’ve got to know what’s going on.”

Within 12 months of implementation, Sanford’s team reduced the amount of giveaway per batch by 10%—quickly demonstrating the value of InfinityQS to the Mid South Baking management team.