The overall solution implemented with Arvato Systems works via an individually developed SaaS setup (Software as a Service). Right at the production stage, each cheese wheel, for example, is labeled with a data matrix code, making it unique. This code meets all serialization requirements for export to Russia. And it enables Emmi to track its products along the global distribution chain and retrieve relevant product data at any time, such as the date of manufacture, shelf life, and details of the product's circulation.
In an intensive conception and planning phase, the project team at Emmi and Arvato Systems involved many stakeholders – from IT, production, and logistics all the way to authorities in Russia. „We worked closely with Emmi to develop all details of the project, precisely tailored to the individual requirements,” explains Oliver Meihorst, the responsible sales manager at Arvato Systems. “An important success factor was that experienced Russian-speaking team members from Arvato Systems directly liaised with the Russian partners and authorities.“ Thanks to this excellent preparation, the new system, along with the necessary labeling machines, was set up and launched in about two weeks.