American Italian Pasta Company
Intersourcing® Helps Pasta Maker Manage Workforce Costs and Stay Competitive
Many manufacturers are faced with the need to quickly adapt to changing market demands.
When American Italian Pasta found itself in that situation, it leveraged UltiPro’s business
intelligence reporting to glean information that helped the company better understand its
manpower and related cost implications in order to control those expenses.
“We have three United States manufacturing facilities in addition to sales staff in 24 states.
We use UltiPro for everything from payroll processing, general ledger interface, and benefits
to management information that enhances decision making,” said Valerie Finney, director of
human resources for American Italian Pasta.
By modifying business processes and production to align with industry changes, American
Italian Pasta has been successful in sustaining a business that owns 40% of industry market
share. The company adopted UltiPro’s self-service for managers and employees as another
way to transform its practices and improve efficiencies. Using the UltiPro portal, employees
in American Italian Pasta’s Kansas City headquarters, for example, can log in to UltiPro
for data like benefit deductions and year-to-date payroll information that used to require
Before selecting UltiPro, the pasta manufacturer was using a payroll service bureau but found
that the outsourcer couldn’t provide the integrated functionality and technology that American
Italian Pasta needed to remain lean and efficient. The manufacturer wanted in-house of control
of its workforce information without the upfront costs or IT resources often required with HR/
payroll solutions. American Italian Pasta selected UltiPro in 2000.
American Italian Pasta is the largest producer and marketer of dry pasta in North America.
American Italian Pasta supplies branded pasta to marketers and distributors such as
Mueller’s, Golden Grain, Mrs. Grass, Ronco,