Marathon Foods is Australia’s largest manufacturer of spring rolls and dim sims. Founded in 1963 by the Dardalis family, the company is based in Melbourne. Its aim is to continuously improve its working environment, product quality, customer service and profitability. Marathon’s large, modern and efficient factory boasts the latest overseas technology, with some machinery designed and built in-house to ensure the company exceeds world standards of production, hygiene and sanitation.
While Marathon’s production technology is leading edge, the company’s growth meant it was struggling to cope with an 18-year-old DOS-based accounting system. Its problems were intensified by manual inventory and supply chain management systems which made data reconciliation and report production extremely time consuming. Reports generated by the system were not suitable for presentation to customers and suppliers.
Fenwick Software worked closely with Marathon Foods to discuss alternative solutions – rather than simply introduce sweeping and expensive modifications. All key objectives for the implementation were realised, including:
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