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Yakima Chief Hops

A stronger hop supply chain thanks to Generix Group's WMS

Use Case

About the company

As a 100% grower-owned network of family hop farms, Yakima Chief Hops is uniquely positioned to establish strong relationships between the growers who supply their super-premium hops and the innovative brewing customers who utilize YCH products in their beer.

YCH Mission is to connect family hop farms with the world’s finest brewers, providing the highest quality hop products and uncompromising service for the ultimate benefit of our customers, employees, and growers.

YCH supplies both commercial and home brewers with the quality hop products needed to brew creative and competitive beers, while continuously pushing the envelope through innovative and data-driven hop processing techniques.

The Yakima Chief Hops project overview

  • YCH is a multi-site agricultural processing and distribution company.
  • Have 59 concurrent users for its three campuses (Sunnyside, Yakima, and Belgium) and the warehouses within each campus
  • Multi-channel distribution: selling hops to commercial brewers and distributors, but also to private individuals through eCommerce
  • Require complete traceability, control, and visibility into different finished products from farm to kettle
  • Contracting, usage and inventory accuracy is key for privately owned brewers, as well as providing the right packaging and customization to commercial breweries
  • Require seamless and constant integration with Magento Ecommerce and Sage X3 ERP system

Generix Group's role

  • Solochain WMS to enable YCH to mitigate product loss and have constant information on their products’ movement and granular control over their inventory.
  • Sage X3 ERP and Magento eCommerce custom integrations
  • Customer allocation stabilized with all inventory movements
  • Complete lot traceability
  • Real-time inventory tracking
  • Inventory movement visibility

"We were experiencing lost inventory and customer allocations before, after accompanying us on an insightful requirements journey, and a very smooth implementation process, we were able to successfully resolve issues and deliver the desired results." John Arney Business Systems Manager

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"We were experiencing lost inventory and customer allocations before, after accompanying us on an insightful requirements journey, and a very smooth implementation process, we were able to successfully resolve issues and deliver the desired results."

John Arney
Business Systems Manager,

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