In 1993 Normunds Skauģis founded bakery "Lāči", expanding from baking bread to producing pastries and sweets, as well as opening several own-brand stores. The company employs 270 people and has an annual turnover of EUR 8 million. Profit and turnover are steadily rising, driven by increased productivity, cut of marketing and other operating expenses, and changes in product portfolio corresponding to the demand. In 2017, SIA "Lāči" renovated buildings and infrastructure, as well as purchased some equipment.
The company is solely owned by Normund Skauģis, whose philosophy and love for work is a powerful leitmotiv in the organization of the daily work of the company, namely, baking natural and high-quality bread and original pastries, respecting, nurturing and developing centuries-old traditions.
It is important for SIA "Lāči" to enhance the efficiency of the company by an improvement of production processes and the business management process. It plans to start using enterprise management automation tools, with a focus on optimizing data entry operations, digitizing monitoring of baking ovens’ temperature, deploying warehouse accounting and accounting systems that would be tailored to the specific needs of the bakery business.
Challenge: Identify the most appropriate and effective first steps in digitalization that would motivate the enterprise environment to acknowledge the benefits of digitalization and would be tailored to the specific needs of the bakery business. Particular attention should be paid to the following aspects:
Warehouse accounting system
Summarizing and forecasting results
Optimization of Data Operators
Remote control of temperature variations in bread-baking ovens.
The goal of SIA "Lāči" is to submit an interdisciplinary cooperation project to the Latvian Food Competence Center as a result of successful cooperation with the IT company.
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