MDVA Selects DSI ERP Software

Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative Association Select DSI ERP Systems for Powder and Butter Plants 

ELKHORN, WI – July, 2016 – Maryland-Virginia Milk Producers, one of the nation’s largest dairy processing cooperatives, has selected Data Specialists Inc. (DSI) as the premier provider for its Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) manufacturing system for their two manufacturing facilities. These plants produce a range of products including butter, milk powders, cream and condensed products.

DSI was selected among various other ERP systems during a search that lasted over a year.  Maryland-Virginia replaced their aging, 20+ year old custom ERP system. They were also accustomed to using a variety of spreadsheets and emails going back and forth to connect their processes.

“DSI’s ERP software was selected based upon its ability to provide Maryland & Virginia with the necessary visibility needed to track and monitor milk flow, production and sales in one location with the added benefit of seeing the transactions all in one database.”

         – Wendy Wertz, Director of Finance

As part of the project, DSI’s system will be responsible for activities ranging from taking orders, handling production, evaluating inventory, and creating invoices as well as all of the dairy specific functions. These functions include handling component level shrink, scheduling of milk, aiding in market administrator reporting, and following food safety and traceability guidelines.

About Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative Association Inc.
Serving member-owners since 1920, Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative Association Inc. is headquartered in Reston, VA., just minutes from the heart of the nation’s Capital, Washington, D.C. The cooperative markets milk for 1,500-plus dairy farmer owners throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast regions of the U.S. known for being a leader in the dairy industry, Maryland & Virginia has an 85-plus year reputation for integrity, service and high quality products.

About Data Specialists Inc.
DSI is a leader in dairy and food software development and is installed in over 160 dairy facilities managing procurement, manufacturing, distribution, inventory, traceability, and all other related business activities. With nearly 40 years of dairy software experience, DSI is the preferred solution for businesses ranging from small family owned operations to some of the largest dairy entities in the United States.

For more information on DSI please contact Thomas Filak at 262-723-5726 or

Contact: Thomas Filak

Phone: (262-723-5726)