- February 15, 2017

Jacob Birmingham and his wife Karynthia spread health, nutrition and quality of life through juicing. Their business, The Juicery, in Madison, Alabama, uses Restlet to scale their backend scheduling and ordering system to supply cold-pressed juice throughout northern Alabama.

Starting with Google Sheets to Track Juice Production

Karynthia and Jacob started The Juicery by themselves and built their successful business processes as their business grew. Jacob initially started with a simple Google spreadsheet to track produce pound to ml liquid ratios. More importantly, the spreadsheet also tracked the scale factors of juice numbers and processed incoming juice orders. Using the data on produce usage per order and the number of orders, Jacob was able to predict when and how much produce inventory to order.

The simple Google spreadsheet grew into a full production system that helped Jacob order the optimum amount of quality produce to meet demand.

The Juicery Was Quickly Outgrowing Google Sheets

Jacob discovered that a Google spreadsheet has a maximum cell count of 200,000 when his successful business hit that limit. He made the tough decision to restructure his entire backend system. To help him get there, he looked to Restlet.

Moving to Restlet to Automate Production and Recipe Schedule

The output from the juicing schedule now goes into Restlet Cloud. With the new system using REST APIs, the team at The Juicery can pull the data from orders to create a usable checklist for the juicing team.

The result of The Juicery’s move to Restlet Cloud  is a very clean and lean spreadsheet that automatically calculates their entire production schedule and their entire recipe schedule.

Jacob had this to say about the results of their integration with Restlet Cloud.

It is all very fascinating actually, how many integrated systems are now working together to make this happen. Thanks again for this service.