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Dutch Valley on JD Edwards for Food Distribution Business

Dutch Valley JD Edwards

We sat down with Dutch Valley Foods to see why they chose JD Edwards full ERP package for their distribution business, and how they are continuing to maximize the 9’s for their company. Dutch Valley currently manages over 300 employees within multiple branches, and handles more than 5,000 items in their bulk foods business. They have been utilizing JD Edwards 9.1 since April 2013.

Key Takeaways

  • Big data = accurate, data-driven decisions
  • Flexibility to meet customer needs
  • Process improvements across the family of companies

Dutch Valley’s Challenges

In 2013, Dutch Valley underwent a complete transition from an antiquated and distributed tool set to their current integrated ERP system. Dutch Valley found themselves searching for a product that could meet these requirements:

  • A higher level of transactional data
  • The ability to meet customers’ needs without modifications
  • The ability to handle growth
  • Flexibility to handle change
  • A system for the future that could continue to evolve

The JD Edwards Solution – Yesterday and Today

Dutch Valley’s decision to go with the JD Edwards full ERP Package not only created the desired results they were seeking, but the seasoned vendor community that supports JD Edwards made the integration a smooth process.

DSI was utilized for warehouse transactions, Premier (Smarter Commerce) for credit card processing and Syntelic was utilized to integrate transportation routing and loads with JD Edwards.

To keep management and the executive team informed Dutch Valley utilized Tableau for dashboards and ReportsNow for their reporting. Dutch Valley also uses Tableau and ReportsNow with their Metrics & Analysis data for their users presenting the data they need to help with their day-to-day job.

Current Technology

  • Apps: 9.1
  • Tools: moving to 9.2.1
  • OS: Windows 2012
  • DB: MSSQL 2012
  • Education and Research
  • Web: WebLogic 12.1.2 moving to 12.1.3

JD Edwards Product Usage

Dutch Valley utilizes a number of EnterpriseOne applications and modules, as referenced below. In particular, Dutch Valley is using CafeOne with Address Book showing google maps to help with directions and make sure trucks can access their store.
  •  Financials
  •  Advance Pricing
  •  Address Book
  •  Metrics & Analysis
  •  Sales Order
  •  EDI
  •  Purchasing
  •  BI Publishing
  •  Warehouse
  •  One View
  •  Manufacturing
  •  Cafe One
  •  Transportation
  •  WatchLists

Dutch Valley Food Distributors is a trusted supplier of bulk foods for a variety of retail outlets in the United States. Their focus is set on delivering quality products at a good value while building long-lasting, personal relationships with customers while providing them convenient services and top-notch solutions to meet their everyday business needs.

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Dutch Valley on JD Edwards for Food Distribution Business