House Foods America
House Foods America used Fujitsu RunMyProcess to enable it to place orders directly, tracking activity in real-time and eliminating costly investment.
“In the future, we want to implement RunMyProcess cloud infrastructure solutions in other areas. It will help us to improve governance procedures and run our outlets more efficiently.”
– S. Takenouchi, A. Ogikubo, Production Managers, House Foods America
Founded in 1981, House Foods America, with production facilities in Los Angeles and New Jersey, has been the biggest producer and supplier of tofu in the United States for more than 30 years. The company also runs the Curry House restaurant chain, which features Japanese-style curry dishes, and is the local distributor of imported House Foods products from its parent company in Japan.
Fujitsu RunMyProcess has eliminated the need for an initial investment in hardware, as well as the associated processes of researching, selecting, installing and maintaining the hardware. At the same time, it is configured to charge by frequency of use, rather than the number of connected users, making it simply another utility, where House Foods pays only for what it uses.
Meanwhile, the feature-rich development environment makes it easy to develop new systems in a fraction of the time and hassle-free maintenance minimizes the burden on the company’s IT team. System development is less complex, making it easier to accommodate the requirements and suggestions of actual users. Similarly, ongoing modifications and functional enhancements are faster and easier to implement and therefore less costly.
Although there were some concerns about the security implications of running the entire system over the internet without local servers, fears were allayed by a strong recommendation from JBS, who pointed out that Fujitsu RunMyProcess is a leading global cloud-based service that was recognized with the Global Award for Customer Value Leadership from Frost & Sullivan in 2014.
House Foods is delighted with its new cloud-based ordering system and is confident that more can be achieved in the next stage of development: “In the future we want to implement RunMyProcess cloud infrastructure solutions in other areas. It will help us to improve governance procedures and run our outlets more efficiently,” adds Takenouchi.
- Zero need for investment in development, hardware or maintenance
- Simplicity of operation minimizes human error and provides real-time data to all users
- Instant summaries and reports can be generated in a matter of minutes
- Discrepancies can be traced in order to identify the source of the problem
“We’ve finally managed to put in place a reliable and accurate ordering system. Now we want to move to the next stage of making the system more efficient and eliminating human error, by introducing features such as checking against order items only and automatic alerts when order quantities don’t match up.
– Atsutoshi Ogikubo, Production Manager, House Foods America.