Ocean Beauty Seafoods
About Ocean Beauty Seafoods
Headquartered in Seattle, WA, Ocean Beauty is one of the largest seafood companies in the Pacific Northwest and has significant global influence within the seafood industry. With processing, distribution and sales outlets throughout Alaska, the continental United States and even Japan they are a respected brand worldwide.
Ocean Beauty was faced with the Seafood Processing industry in Alaska’s unique requirements when it comes to boxing and shipping the fish. There are a wide variety of printing requirements. Including species, grades, vendors, languages and shipping & handling instructions to account for on each individual shipping label and packing slip. As a manual process, managing each variable is increasingly complex and error prone. Mistakes are costly as non-compliant shipments are often rejected by the customer and returned for to Ocean Beauty for a refund.
When Ocean Beauty Seafoods looked for a system to solve their production and printing requirements, they found SIMBA. This system was developed specifically to address the needs of fresh/frozen and canned processing plants. It uses touch screen technology to capture the many attributes of the fish on the fly, integrates to scales that automatically input exact weight, and produces a complex label quickly. The icing on the cake was the information that SIMBA gathers, which allows management to monitor productivity, inventory and shipping on a moment-to-moment basis.
Since their initial SIMBA installation, Ocean Beauty has implemented SIMBA in their many Alaska locations, using both the Fresh/Frozen and the Canned systems.