For 60 years, Alquería has specialized in the processing and commercialization of long-life dairy products and is now positioned in the top 3 companies in the Colombian Dairy industry. Alquería has always sought constant evolution for business processes in its value chain, especially in critical processes such as supply and the optimization of fresh milk collection.
The process of collecting raw milk involved many people who had to keep control the amount of milk collected on paper which was subsequently consolidated into Excel sheets; often generating delays that impacted decision making in the supply chain, milk quality analysis (variable with Colombian law regulating the payment of milk), freight payment and application of discounts to farmers and transporters.
The AuraPortal digital platform is mission-critical, as it operates 24 hours a day, every day of the year and impacts 100% of the industrial process. It controls the entry of more than one million liters of milk per day at a national level. All operators in each collection center use very efficient capture screens and integration with industrial devices (flow meters, scales, etc. which give the company total control of the process.
The platform drives hyper automation providing integration and interaction with other applications, including:
“After completing a brief training course and a lot of reading and practice, we decided to carry out the development ourselves. One person was responsible for the development and, if a technical question arose, we consulted AuraPortal partners. The results are very positive.”
“Also, we have integrated the AuraPortal Instant Workflow application with information panels and a mobile platform developed on Android that allows us to collect and leverage information that we never had previously.”
“Absolutely all the development, processes and controls were carried out in the AuraPortal iBPMS tool. We integrate the information provided by the platform with the ERP. This integration is continuous and bidirectional.”