After years of managing retail meat operations our founder, Dave Shepard, established Meat Solutions, LLC. In 1995. At the time, the information that retail meat executives needed to make decisions, was limited to what was available in systems created for grocery products. With the advent of personal computers, retail meat operations could use technology to provide better information for random-weight meat products.
The vision for Meat Solutions was to create systems to ensure accurate decision-making could be made for random-weight meat products. Meat organizations invested in the vison, and Value-Based Meat Management (VBMM) system applications were created for random-weight meat products, resulting in lasting meat industry benefits.
Standards have always played a major role at Meat Solutions. In 1997, working with meat organizations, the random-weight U.P.C. system was updated to provide a complete system for retailer adoption. While working in retail, our founder worked with industry associations on the Uniform Retail Meat Identity Standards (URMIS) system.