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February 23, 2009

MAPCON Helps Dough Continue to Rise at Red Star Yeast!

The Maintenance Department at Red Star Yeast has chosen MAPCON as their CMMS!  The "Best of Breed" aspects and custom capabilities of MAPCON were key in their decision to purchase.

Red Star Yeast opened in late 2005 as a joint venture of Lesaffre Yeast Corp and Archer Daniels Midland and is located in Cedar Rapids, IA. One of the largest operations of its type in North America, this plant supplies some of the finest yeast and ingredients to commercial bakers around the World.

The custom cabilities to data mine from MAPCON and move information to and from Oracle is important to mainstrem into corporate needs.  MAPCON"s integrated ability allows for various groups within Maintenance and Engineering to be connected. Those using MAPCON daily consist of Maintenance Technicians, Inventory/Receiving staff and MRO groups. They find MAPCON"s ability to track transactions and report with a flexible user-defined report generator very helpful. Red Star Yeast Maintenance Planners also enjoy a direct link into MS/Excel from MAPCON"s report generator.

MAPCON will continue to assist the Maintenance staff at Red Star Yeast and expand into a new Yeast Extract plant opening on site in 2010. Zoned areas for independent tracking of multiple plants assets will help this organization segregate information between sites. MAPCON is proud to be associated with this Iowa located plant and staff.  Welcome to the Family Red Star Yeast!


Chris Kane

About the Author – Chris Kane

Chris Kane is a management consultant and former business owner with broad experience in marketing and sales in service industries. He is also a former U.S. Army infantry officer and avid outdoorsman, including rock climbing and motorcycle riding.

Since 2008, Chris has been involved in web consultation for one of the original and most innovative Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) software development firms in the industry. He especially understands how best to articulate the purpose and uses of CMMS software for potential end users across the globe. Kane appreciates and smoothly details the compelling financial and customer satisfaction advantages of CMMS software as do few others in the maintenance management field.

Filed under: Red Star Yeast, MAPCON CMMS — Chris Kane on February 23, 2009