Company Overview: What’s Cooking? is an innovative European fresh savory food group headquartered in Belgium. With about 3,000 people and €781 million in revenue in 2022, significant growth in recent years led them to challenges and added complexity to their supply chain. They looked to Arkieva, and their partner Solventure, to implement a supply planning solution.

A European Fresh Savoury Food Group headquartered in Belgium (previously known as Ter Beke Group)

Challenges: To make their S&OP processes more aligned and efficient, What’s Cooking? implemented Arkieva as their new advanced planning and scheduling (APS) system. According to Ali Eulaers, Supply Chain Process Improvement Manager at What’s Cooking? “All this complexity had to be managed with an enormous quantity of Excel sheets and fragmented planning systems.”

Solutions: Arkieva and What’s Cooking? will continue to work together to gather different functions and different layers in the organization around a common understanding of what needs to be improved, and a common willingness to do so.

Results: While What’s Cooking? is only starting with their supply chain planning software implementation, there have been valuable lessons learned through the first project.

Thanks to the good teamwork with the eager project team

Ali Eulaers, Supply Chain Process Improvement Manager, What’s Cooking?