Maple Lodge Farms increases productivity, shortens product development cycles, and reduces risk with Lascom CPG Solution
Maple Lodge Farms (MLF) is Canada’s largest chicken processor and a winner of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies program since 2010. With four processing plants, three hatcheries and approximately 2,200 employees, the company processes 3.6 million chickens per week into a wide range of branded, private label, and food service products. With product innovation and food safety as key priorities, MLF employees are focused on delivering highly unique products using food safety protocols and standards that are amongst the highest in the industry.
To meet and exceed customers’ demanding and ever-changing requirements, MLF’s R&D team develops and launches as many as 30 new processed products and over 100 new packaging formats annually. Developing new products quickly, reliably, and with an uncompromising focus on quality is critical to the company’s continued success. However, as the quantity, complexity, and tight turnaround of product changes increased, the existing tools and processes simply couldn’t keep up.
Maple Lodge Farms’ CPG Solution has provided the following benefits:
- Greater productivity – easier and faster to search for information, develop formulations, generate key documents
- Better control and visibility of the new product development review and approval process through managed workflows and easy-to-use reporting tools
- Able to shorten product development cycles and launch more new products per developer while reducing the risk of errors
- Provide support for internal and external quality and regulatory audits.