Infor serves Oliver Packaging with critical AI solution for meal programs

image of bread machine | Infor AI and Oliver Packaging

Oliver Packaging & Equipment co, a leading manufacturer of premium food equipment and meal packaging systems, is leveraging Infor’s CloudSuite Industrial and AI solution to help provide critical food supplies to senior meals programs, healthcare organizations, schools, grocery stores and more.

Headquartered in Michigan, US, Oliver Packaging optimized its inventory 30 times faster while boosting customer and employee satisfaction with the help of Infor’s integrated solution.

Leveraging integrated Infor Coleman AI services with Infor CloudSuite Industrial, Oliver Packaging implemented anomaly detection algorithms to identify abnormal customer orders and amounts quickly and more accurately. Daily processing of these anomalies, using ML, is delivered to the Oliver Packaging team in a user-friendly dashboard, where it reviews and analyzes the variances for sales and operations to make critical, real-time business decisions.

Additionally, the AI solution has helped the company realize the following benefits: 90 percent reduced employee workload in identifying customer order anomalies, $1.3m in revenue variance, lower costs by reducing the need to ship more expensive, alternative solutions or expediting delivery when the right item is not in stock, better customer retention and improved customer satisfaction.

Mitch Summerfield, president of Oliver Packaging, said: “The pandemic created greater demand for packaged meals, combined with supply chain challenges.

“With Infor CloudSuite Industrial in place, we were able to meet these challenges and improve our business significantly across the board – margins, NPS (Net Promoter Score), on-time delivery and employee satisfaction. Now, with Coleman AI integrated into some of our key processes, we can stretch that even further simply because we’re able to better project what products we need.”