Foodlogik proves crucial to manage £35m bakery operation
McGhees family bakers was founded in 1936 by Dugald McGhee at the original bakehouse in Oran Street, Maryhill, Glasgow.
McGhee’s supplies local shops, supermarkets, and the catering trade across central Scotland with a range of freshly baked morning rolls, tea-bread & savoury products, including the Glasgow favourite “Crispy Roll”, delivering across central Scotland daily down as far as the border and up north to Aberdeen.
During the 90s the 3rd generation of McGhee’s, Gordon, Stuart & Ian took over the business. In June 2005, the company moved to state-of-the-art premises at the M8 food park where they now operate out of possibly the most efficient bakery production unit in Britain, producing 4 million rolls every week!
Rolls per week
Hours saved each year
As the bakery business grew, McGhees management team knew they needed a bakery specific business management solution to eliminate the spreadsheets and paper-based admin processes. Company growth meant that order volumes were increasing to levels which were no longer effectively managed using static spreadsheets and paper-based methods. They needed an integrated and data driven operation providing insight into daily operations, and generating business intelligence for smart decision making, planning and compliance.
The Affinitus digital innovation
McGhees have been a key user of the Foodlogik bakery business management solution since 2010.
Foodlogik was implemented to manage production operations including ingredient & stock inventory management, purchasing and recipe management and significant EDI integration for sales order processing for the thousands of orders being received each day.
The Foodlogik solution and intra-group ordering via EDI was also provided for McGhees partner bakeries; Fergusons, Lamond, Wallaces, Kerrs, Fords and Just Gluten Free.