News: Amy’s Kitchen selects Quintiq to optimize planning and scheduling processes

October 10, 2013 - Quintiq, a global leader in supply chain planning and optimization (SCP&O), announced today that Amy’s Kitchen has selected Quintiq’s SCP&O platform to optimize its processes. Quintiq is purpose built to solve supply chain challenges and accommodate real-time changes that impact decision making.

Amy’s Kitchen is a leading producer of natural, organic convenience and frozen foods. 
The company required a scalable solution and chose the industry-leading Quintiq platform to maximize resource utilization, improve the decision-making process and enhance productivity. Quintiq was selected for its flexibility to handle the unique constraints found in Amy’s Kitchen’s intricate scheduling processes. The solution also establishes a foundation for company-wide visibility, enabling improved teamwork and communication.

A core value at Quintiq is to deliver a 100%-fit for today’s needs and provide a foundation to quickly adapt to changes, thus ensuring that the solution constantly remains a perfect fit for a company’s needs. To achieve the 100%-fit, Quintiq accounts for the complex rules and requirements that govern the company’s production environment. This includes the large number of staff required to cook and assemble each product, the delivery of raw materials, inventory disposition, and equipment availability. Additionally, the platform will optimize communication and collaboration between sales and inventory forecast planning, ensuring customer orders can be fulfilled more efficiently.

“We required a SCP&O platform that would accommodate our intricate scheduling requirements, which stems from our unique approach of assembling and cooking products simultaneously,” said Andy Berliner, CEO at Amy’s Kitchen. “Quintiq has an outstanding track record in the industry and its software platform will enable us to maintain the high quality and fulfillment standards our customers have come to expect."

“Our work with Amy’s Kitchen further establishes our SCP&O leadership position in the food value chain marketplace,” said Dr. Victor Allis, CEO of Quintiq. “We have built industry solutions tailored to unique planning requirements and are excited to be working with Amy’s Kitchen.”

Quintiq is designed with scalability and sustainability in mind to be a planner-friendly platform that enables personalized views. It facilitates error-free planning and provides built-in capabilities to create and monitor key performance indicators.

About Amy’s Kitchen

Amy's uses certified organic ingredients sourced from organic farms located mostly near the company's production facilities in California and Oregon. All dairy ingredients are made with pasteurized rBST hormone-free milk and do not contain animal enzymes or animal rennet. No dishes contain meat, fish, shellfish, poultry, eggs or peanuts. Amy's products are non-GMO and do not contain hydrogenated fats or oils.

Amy’s minimizes its carbon footprint as much as possible by sourcing locally and putting environmental initiatives in place that reduce energy consumption and repurpose manufacturing waste. All product packaging is sourced from recycled material and is compostable. The company donates used oil for biodiesel use and gives manufactured food waste to local farmers for animal feed. Any manufacturing wastewater is diverted away from the waste stream.

The company supports educational and outreach efforts for agriculture and ecoliteracy programs and is a substantial contributor to the Redwood Empire Food Bank and COTS, a nonprofit agency that aids homeless families in Sonoma County. Amy’s employees have access to onsite healthcare at the Amy’s Family Health Center in Santa Rosa, CA, and Medford, OR.

Amy's products are available nationally in most supermarkets, natural foods stores and select warehouse club stores, as well as internationally. For more information, visit Join the lively Amy's Facebook community at AmysGoOrganic and follow Amy's on Twitter @Amys_Kitchen.

About Quintiq

Every business has its supply chain planning challenges. Some of those challenges are large. Some are complex. Some seem impossible to solve. Since 1997, Quintiq has been solving each of those challenges with a supply chain planning & optimization software system. Today, approximately 12,000 users in over 80 countries rely on Quintiq software to plan and optimize workforces, logistics and production. Part of Dassault Systèmes (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), Quintiq has offices in the Netherlands, the USA and around the world.