SYSPRO USA, a leading provider of enterprise resource planning software, announced that Honest Tea reports it has slashed inventory levels by more than 50 percent thanks to the combination of astute management aided by real-time inventory data and greater forecasting accuracy from its ERP software implementation.
According to chief financial officer Jonathan Clark, SYSPRO software lets the company know how much raw materials it has on hand at any point in time as well as enabling it to more precisely forecast production levels. These elements are particularly critical, notes Clark, as Honest Tea outsources all manufacturing to co-manufacturers or co-packers, providing each with the raw materials and recipes to make the teas.
Honest Tea chose SYSPRO software in 2007 after an extensive software search. Clark simply states, “SYSPRO fit our needs. We’re going to be a $200 to $250 million company, and we needed software that could handle that volume. SYSPRO does have a great track record, and SYSPRO has room for growth.”
About Honest Tea
Honest Tea, headquartered in Bethesda, Md., makes a variety of ready-to-drink bottled organic teas, thirst quenchers and drinks that are sold in tens of thousands of stores across the United States. In 2008, The Coca-Cola Company acquired a 40 percent interest in Honest Tea, and today Coca-Cola and its subsidiaries are both suppliers and customers. In 2010, Honest Tea will be expanding its relationship with Coca-Cola, whereby Coke will be manufacturing Honest organic teas in glass bottles out of its plant in Massachusetts.