Good practice

Enterprise resource planning benefits a bakery

Enterprise resource planning benefits a bakery
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Energy, Water
Food processing
High cost
Annual saving:
Payback time:
5 - 6 Year(s)
Premises and operation areas:
Product and design, Production processes
Size of company:
Medium (less than 250)
Advancement in applying resource efficiency measures:
One off investment:

Ask the staff how to boost the business!

  • Efficient water management helped a bakery to reduce water bills by € 3 600 per year
  • Programme forms important part of the company's enterprise resource planning (ERP)

JLP opened its first establishment in 1991 and has since expanded to several bakeries. As the company expanded, management carried out in-depth analyses and decided to adopt an ERP system that included updates to the machinery and equipment to reduce manual labour, and measures to provide better and healthier working conditions to its 139 employees.

All staff were asked to share their ideas for improving working conditions, saving energy and water and developing cleaner production methods.

Key results

  • Energy savings were achieved by replacing the electric stoves and ovens with gas ones and installing solar collectors which helped to reduce the company's operating expenses
  • A further positive economic impact followed the installation of a washing machine that optimises water temperature and volumes used

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