SellMEAT.com, the leading online business-to-business marketplace for the meat and poultry industry, today announced the acquisition of Precision Access Company, a consulting and software provider for beef, pork and poultry manufacturers. SellMEAT.com provides meat and poultry packers, processors, traders, brokers, foodservice distributors and retailers with the technology and functionality that offer real-time business solutions for the meat and poultry industry.
SellMEAT.com’s purchase of Precision Access offers its users industry-specific tools and practical applications that maximize efficiency and profitability. Precision Access provides a Windows-based comprehensive cost and production tracking software package called M.E.A.T. (Manufacturing, Execution and Tracking), designed specifically for small to mid-sized beef poultry and pork process manufacturers. The software provides standard meat industry Manufacturing Execution System (MES) functionality, which includes lot tracking, yielding, inventory tracking, HACCP tracking, ingredients inventory, packaging inventory, and highly advanced product and process costing.
“SellMEAT.com is committed to bringing the benefits of technology to its users,” said Rob Chestnut, SellMEAT.com’s chief operating officer. “Precision Access is one of the few software companies with years of meat industry knowledge and expertise that offer a full range of consulting services and quality applications.”
Martin Helm and Jeffrey Luppens, management and technology leaders, created Precision Access with the intent of providing practical solutions for meat industry professionals. The company’s chief executive officer, Martin Helm, offers expertise in diverse management control functions including finance, operations and sales. Jeffrey Luppens, Precision Access’ chief operating officer, offers significant experience in financial, operational and MIS functions and participated in a task force responsible for streamlining documentation processes while at ConAgra. Additionally, both principles contributed to the development of production tracking and costing systems for ConAgra’s inter-operating companies.
Both Precision Access principals will join SellMEAT.com, with Luppens continuing to pursue software development and assisting with SellMEAT.com’s on-site technical training and support program. Helm will participate in major account marketing.
“SellMEAT.com has a strong business strategy and depth of industry expertise. We felt it was a well suited platform to introduce our software to a larger audience of industry professionals,” said Martin Helm, Precision Access Company’s chief executive officer. “Our software will complement and enhance the services SellMEAT.com brings to the industry and we took forward to working with their management team.”
While larger packaging and processing manufacturers have internal Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems, the M.E.A.T. program is critical for small to mid-sized beef, poultry and pork process manufacturers, promoting efficiency, productivity and quality assurance. The software focuses exclusively on the shop floor and data required to making businesses more profitable. A distinguishing aspect is its ability to integrate purchase and sales orders, allowing users to track inventory through the entire system. The M.E.A.T. program will be offered through an Application Service Provider (ASP), substantially reducing the necessary in-house support needed to maintain network and application requirements. SellMEAT.com will further develop the applications of the web-based M.E.A.T. program to enhance its core functionality.
SellMEAT.com, Inc. is the leading online business-to-business marketplace providing meat and poultry packers, processors, foodservice distributors and retailers with a real-time auction website for buying and selling raw and further-processed products. Designed by industry veterans, SellMEAT.com is committed to providing meat industry professionals with state-of-the-art tools, services and information solutions. Headquartered in the Kansas City, Mo. area, SellMEAT.com is located at Westowne IV, Suite 405, Liberty, Missouri, 64068. Information about the company is available by calling 877-399-MEAT or through SellMEAT.com’s website at www.SellMEAT.com.
About Precision Access Company
Precision Access Company, LLC is a widely recognized leader in business solutions and consulting services for the meat processing industry. The principals of Precision, Martin Helm and Jeffrey Luppens, developed the program to introduce industry-specific solutions to meat and poultry professionals. The co-founders have extensive experience in the meat industry and helped develop a production tracking and costing system for an independent operating company of ConAgra. Precision Access is headquartered in Colorado and is located at 710 11th Avenue, Suite 301, Greeley, Co., 80631. Information about the company is available on Precision Access’ website at www.Precision-Access.com.