Founded in 2019, Apollo Sciences is a leading hemp manufacturer that has quickly become known for its commitment to excellence and rapid growth. The enterprise operates two facilities in Colorado and Florida and employs a workforce of 50 dedicated individuals. Recently certified in GMP and HACCP and licensed for hemp extraction and distillation in Colorado, Apollo Sciences is committed to providing the highest quality service from contract to delivery. Devin Mackenzie, the Director of Manufacturing Operations, witnessed a paradigm shift in their operations with the introduction of Canix.
Before Canix became a vital tool at Apollo Sciences, the organization faced several operational bottlenecks. They used a combination of systems, which left them desiring more, especially in the following areas:
Mackenzie remembers, "We couldn't achieve that higher level of organization with the tools we had at that time. We had to look under 16 different reports to find one thing.”
Canix has helped Apollo Sciences become GMP compliant by providing comprehensive traceability and inventory management. The software has also enhanced organizational efficiency and provided in-depth insights with core metrics, leading to greater efficiency and profitability.
Comprehensive Traceability and Inventory Management
Canix provides exceptional tracking of every movement of goods from seed to sale. It offers meticulous tracking of everything from bulk ingredient SKUs to Private Label SKUs, which has allowed Apollo Sciences to become GMP compliant. This means that the company is able to maintain a high level of quality control and product safety throughout the entire supply chain.
In addition, Canix's inventory tracking features have greatly streamlined the company's operations. The sales feature allows the company to easily allocate finished goods, while the software's tracking capabilities ensure that all inventory is accounted for and nothing falls through the cracks.
Mackenzie said, "We were going through our audit, and our auditor wanted to see our batch records. Being able to pull up a batch run from a month ago and show exactly what we used, our yield, COA, and physical batch record attached to it was amazing to him.”
Enhanced Organizational Efficiency
Since adopting Canix, organizational efficiency at Apollo Sciences has significantly increased. The software has helped establish structured processes, and with a full-time inventory manager, extraction and distillation processes have never been smoother. Canix also allows for scheduling work orders and tentative start and finish dates, which ensures operations move like clockwork.
Canix has improved communication and collaboration among team members. With everyone using the same software, it's easy to stay on top of tasks and keep track of progress. This has led to a more cohesive and productive work environment.
In-Depth Insights with Core Metrics
Canix has become a reliable ally for COGS operations at Apollo Sciences. The software's in-depth traceability ensures that every item used, its acquisition time, the associated COA, and much more are available at the click of a button. Such comprehensive insights streamline operations and empower the team with a wealth of data.
Furthermore, Canix's reporting capabilities have allowed Apollo Sciences to gain a deeper understanding of its operations and make data-driven decisions. With customizable reports and dashboards, the company can easily track key metrics and identify areas for improvement. This has led to greater efficiency and profitability for the company as a whole.
Mackenzie said, “COGS tracking has been extremely valuable. It has helped us understand our true costs. Being able to have all that information right here in front of us increases our value and the value we can give our customers. And I think that's just amazing.”
Canix, for Apollo Sciences, isn't just a software solution; it's a transformational tool. Mackenzie's advice to potential Canix users? "Reflect on what their company is missing. Canix offers a super high ability to organize everything under one roof while also being versatile enough to connect with other systems. The traceability alone was enough for us to pull the trigger."
In a world where data drives decisions, Canix ensures Apollo Sciences remains ahead of the curve, delivering world-class, compliant products at every step.