Azteca Foods Automates the Ability to Track and Trace Pallets
Background: Founded in 1969, Azteca Foods, Inc. is a family-owned-and-operated leader in the Mexican foods category. Azteca offers a wide variety of products that meet the needs of consumers, chefs and manufacturing partners through retail, food service and industrial businesses—both domestic and global. Products include softer and fresher tortillas and ready-to-bake salad shells under the Azteca brand. Azteca is headquartered in Chicago, where it operates in a 100,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, which employs more than 135 people.
Challenge: Azteca sought a way to track pallets of goods moving throughout its warehouse by assigning unique identification numbers to pallets as they come off the line.
Solution: Barcoding, Inc.’s barcode scanning system comprised of handheld computers, a customized mobile software application, an internally hosted web service, and network extenders.
Result: Achieved full traceability of pallets moving into its finished goods warehouse, eliminated time-consuming manual data entry processes, and increased accuracy.
“Barcoding did an excellent job of coming in and figuring out how to best make our scanning solution work. They were careful to understand all of our requirements and created a customized solution that will help drive our efficiency, accuracy, and connectivity well into the future.”
―Nannette Zander, VP of Information Technology, Azteca Foods