Founded as a small table-egg operation in 1952, Bachoco has grown to become the largest broiler producer in Mexico. With 12 processing plants spread throughout the country, the company rivals economies of scale in the USA, Brazil, and Europe. Bachoco is driven to success by an innovative management team that remains grounded by honesty, responsibility, respect, service, and justice.
Bachoco embarked on a search for fully-integrated manufacturing execution systems several years ago; they selected CAT² as their partner to integrate and automate operations and data collection from all of their plants into a complete solution. Paired with Bachoco’s existing SAP ERP package, CAT²’s solutions provided the company with real-time production data and efficiency reporting, allowing Bachoco to realize significant returns from improved efficiencies, greater accuracy in inventory management, improved yields, and fewer shipping errors.
After completing a pilot implementation at their Culiacan, Sinaloa processing plant (one of their largest and most diverse facilities as far as product mix), the Bachoco, CAT², and SAP teams are now working to implement the same systems in their remaining facilities. The plant has already realized significant returns from the systems. Plant personnel have gained complete control of product movement and inventory levels, improved efficiencies in several areas, and realized significant yield improvements as a result of reliable yield reporting at a department and process level. The Culiacan plant has also used CAT²’s food safety systems to embark on an ambitious improvement process that integrates real-time plant monitoring, visual inspections, and alarming.
Corporate Processing Manager Everardo Fernandez has been instrumental in the inception and continued success of this project. He recently commented, “CAT²’s software helped us realize improvements that needed to be made in our company’s processes. It also allowed us to monitor our employee’s quality of work and efficiencies. This has had a positive effect in our operations. CAT² is a great tool for our staff. Now we can say that we have the tools and the people we need to make our company more competitive.”