Automation and seamless integration
Berglandmilch used K2 to create an automated workflow for packaging changes that integrates with its existing SAP system and Microsoft applications to create a seamless business process.
The change process still has roughly the same duration from beginning to end because the company is highly diligent in checking changes for accuracy. However, K2 enables employees to make amendments much faster. Markus Pum, a process manager at Berglandmilch, estimates that some tasks that used to take 3 – 4 hours now take around 2 hours, and this valuable time savings enables employees to undertake additional activities for the business.
Berglandmilch also enjoys closer collaboration with its partners, as the K2 process extends out to third-party graphic designers. All communications and process steps are completely integrated despite differences in systems; Berglandmilch runs Microsoft applications exclusively throughout its business, while partners almost all use Apple products. Tasks are sent directly to the graphics partners as a part of the K2 process, eliminating the need for separate project briefs and emails.
Berglandmilch’s large retail customers audit its factories regularly, and K2 workflows help to demonstrate the rigor of its processes for compliance with food labelling laws. The European Union is constantly introducing new legislation, but Berglandmilch now has a proven process that will enable it to sustain high volumes of packaging changes, with complete confidence.