Rhino Foods Treats its Supply Chain to Some Integration

Ice cream manufacturer to use software from Adonix to accommodate such things as inventory management and customer service

Pittsburgh, PA — July 14, 2005 — Rhino Foods, a Burlington, Vt.-based specialty ice cream novelty and ingredient manufacturer, said this week it has selected the Adonix X3 Process suite to help integrate manufacturing, distribution and accounting processes across a single enterprise-wide software platform.

Founded in 1981, Rhino began as a small, part-time ice cream store and has grown to over 130 employees, distributing products nationally from a 49,000-square-foot facility that includes production, warehouse, lab and office space. The company was the first to develop and produce extruded chocolate chip cookie dough that started one of the hottest crazes in ice cream history. Rhino also co-packs novelties for some of the largest and best known ice cream marketing companies in the world.

Rhino Foods will utilize Adonix X3 Process to accommodate formulations, packaging, quality control, inventory management and all aspects of customer service from order processing to final delivery to the customer.

"Adonix X3 will provide us with a fully integrated system and a single source of data to support our entire information technology infrastructure," said Jayne Magnant, IT director for Rhino Foods. "Its process-specific functionality — combined with automated data collection, food safety and labeling automation capabilities — made it the most performant, yet cost-effective, solution of the systems we evaluated."

Adonix X3 Process combines the features of the company's flagship product, Adonix X3 — a Web-native enterprise resource planning (ERP) suite that integrates manufacturing, distribution, warehouse management, customer relationship management (CRM) and finance functionality — with application features that address the unique and specialized needs of the process manufacturer, including formula management, lot traceability, shelf life management, quality control and regulatory compliance. Adonix said it is ideally suited for companies producing food, beverages, nutriceuticals, as well as other batch-produced products.