Sanderson Australia , the publicly-owned provider of software for the food and drink industry has won a contract to supply its UnityF8 food software solution to soft serve and frozen yoghurt manufacturer, Frosty Boy.
Based in Loganholme, Queensland, Frosty Boy manufactures dry-blend recipe bases for soft serve, frozen yoghurt, gelato, frappés, shakes and jellies.
A privately owned company acquired from Bonlac Foods in 1999, Frosty Boy has grown domestically through its national distribution network and now exports over 50% of its products to overseas markets in the USA, Asia and the EU.
Having moved to a modern manufacturing facility a few years ago, Frosty Boy had a growing need to replace their existing IT systems. Following an extensive review of manufacturing IT solutions, Frosty Boy selected Sanderson’s UnityF8 food and recipe software because it is a specialist software system for the food industry.
Frosty Boy continuously develops new products and will particularly benefit from UnityF8’s integrated New Product Development (NPD) functionality. This provides complete support for the NPD process, recording all development recipes, providing costing routines and enabling rapid live release.
The Sanderson system’s Quality Assurance functions will be used to quarantine products, record test results and issue certificates of analysis to Frosty Boy’s customers.
UnityF8 food and recipe software will integrate with Frosty Boy’s existing website, which distributors use to place their orders. This means that sales orders will require no user input, providing considerable time-savings and improving responsiveness.
Integrated Radio Data Terminals will be used to increase the accuracy and efficiency of putaway and sales order picking.
Frosty Boy will also use UnityF8’s Document Imaging functionality to scan all export documentation and attach it to sales invoices for future reference.
This will provide relevant users with instant, secure access to the documentation and avoids the need for copying or time-consuming filing processes.
Dirk Pretorius, CEO at Frosty Boy, explained: “Our company is heavily focused on quality. We needed an IT solution that was capable of recording detailed traceability and quality control information by pallet and lot produced. Sanderson’s UnityF8 is a specialist food solution able to address all of our business requirements, which was key to our decision.”
Mark Lofthouse, Product Manager for Sanderson, concluded: “We are delighted to supply UnityF8 to Frosty Boy who are a well known producer in Australia. With the anticipated efficiency savings we’re sure the business will achieve a significant return on investment whilst providing a strong platform for future growth.”