Stonegate Farmers has turned to British cloud software Compas to help it keep up with the surging demand for eggs. Stonegate Farmers is a leading supplier of free range and organic eggs to major UK retailers and foodservice operators, including the supply of its premium egg brand, Clarence Court.
Stonegate Farmers has used the software to build up detailed forecasts of egg supply by size and type from individual flocks, and to match that to expected requirements using a sophisticated allocation algorithm. This helps to highlight peaks and troughs in demand well in advance, which gives time to plan accordingly. The system also supports financial planning, generating detailed analysis which can be used to feed into their forecast and budget processes.
At the start of the pandemic, when customer demand increased significantly overnight, the system allocated stocks and provided good visibility of the balance of supply and demand at all times.
“Consumer patterns with accuracy not only ensures continuity of supply, it also ensures that our entire operation, from production and packing to distribution and marketing, is focused and optimised,” said Kevin Rosevere, Stonegate Farmers’ finance director.