CSB-System realizes optimal processes at GS Schmitz
The company GS Schmitz GmbH & Co. KG produces and sells first-class meat and sausage products as well as fresh products. Every month, 180 employees (in seasonal peak periods up to 220 employees) produce ca. 1,500 t of meat and sausage products at the plant in Cologne, Germany. The company's particular strength lies in the accurate delivery of its products to the food retail and convenience food sector. In order to achieve this, over 24 refrigerated trucks owned by the company and 4 carriers are in operation on a daily basis. In 2010, GS Schmitz received the renowned prize for entrepreneurship by the city of Cologne which is awarded to companies that act with a particular social conscience, are future-proof and economically successful.
Optimal Realization of Quality Management and Traceability
Since 1995, GS Schmitz has been utilizing the CSB-System, an integrated ERP software application which fulfils all industry-specific requirements of a modern meat processing company. With the CSB-System, the company is very well positioned particularly in the areas of quality management and traceability.
As GS Schmitz sets great value on transparent quality assurance, exact proof of origin for meat raw materials and ingredients is essential. "We have to know the exact routes the products take until they arrive at our premises in Cologne, and we also have to be able to track which products were processed on which day in our plant", stresses managing director Astrid Schmitz. These details can easily be checked in the consistent documentation kept by GS Schmitz. Permanent controls, also by external auditors, ensure a maximum degree of safety, quality and taste.
"We have extremely fast access to all relevant data of our fully integrated quality management system. This allows us to quickly provide our customers with exact proof of which batches were delivered to them."
Astrid Schmitz, managing director at GS Schmitz
The CSB-System organizes quality management and traceability in the best possible way.
Utilizing the CSB-System, GS Schmitz realizes online capture of QA and traceability data during the course of operation without extra effort. Subsequent processing of the data requires no additional island solutions. Astrid Schmitz explains: "We have extremely fast access to all relevant data of our fully integrated quality management system. This allows us to quickly provide our customers with exact proof of which batches were delivered to them."