Canadian company Old Dutch Foods has bought software from software specialist J.D. Edwards to integrate its business functions and increase productivity.
The suite of collaborative applications will replace legacy and custom software at Old Dutch Foods' five manufacturing locations and many branch distribution sites in the Midwest and Canada. J.D. Edwards' suite and services will integrate the company's distribution, manufacturing, procurement, data warehouse and handheld units used by the field sales team. The integrated software will enable employees to access real-time data across the enterprise.
"We'll spend less time looking for complete, accurate information and more time using it to make informed business decisions," said Marc Aanenson, director of special projects at Old Dutch Foods. "Our J.D. Edwards system will help us more effectively manage the availability of our products, which will improve our efficiency and customer satisfaction."
The software applications selected by Old Dutch Foods include pricing, manufacturing, procurement, quality management, requirements planning and sales order management functions.
"Working with products with short shelf lives, it is extremely important for Old Dutch Foods to be able to manage our products from the time they are produced to the time they reach the shelves. This is one of the key reasons we selected J.D. Edwards - for increased integration and visibility into our supply chain," Aanenson said.
Old Dutch Foods will go live with the J.D. Edwards' software in December 2002.