LaRue Coffee selects Epicor's enterprise resource planning solution

DUBLIN, Calif. — Epicor Software Corp. announced that LaRue Coffee Roasterie has gone live with the Epicor Tropos enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution.

A full scope of the system has been successfully implemented at LaRue’s manufacturing facility, complete with handheld terminals and shop floor touch screens and built-in features that are optimized for process manufacturing industries. The company has also selected Epicor as its partner for subsequent phases, which will see Epicor Tropos deployed in LaRue’s distribution warehouses and equipment maintenance facility.

"We're realizing the benefits of an integrated system and real-time data collection on our shop floor," said Travis O'Gorman, VP, roasting operations for LaRue Coffee Roasterie, Omaha, Neb. "Since implementing Epicor Tropos our monthly manufacturing productivity has increased by 15%, and the system has helped us to significantly reduce our monthly raw material inventory discrepancies. In addition, we've won new accounts due to our ability to provide instant materials traceability, from the grower to the finished product. Lot control and full traceability is one of the main reasons why we selected Epicor Tropos, which will have an even greater impact as we move into the next phases of integrating the system with our sister companies."