Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Pepsi Shanghai, other food and beverage makers participate in IFS council meeting
Pepsi Shanghai, which manufactures and delivers beverage products to more than 100 million people using IFS Applications as its enterprise resource planning (ERP) system of record, was just one of the leading companies that attended the IFS Food and Beverage Advisory Council (FABAC) in Tucson, Arizona.
Other IFS customer participants included industry leaders including Heaven Hill Distilleries, America's largest independent, family-owned and operated producer and marketer of distilled spirits, and Bronco Wines, the fourth largest producer of wine in the United States.
“Customer councils like FABAC are just one way IFS solicits input from and works closely with our customers,” IFS North America President and CEO Cindy Jaudon said. “Between industry-specific councils like FABAC, user groups like InFocuS, and our early adopter programs where customers have direct input on product design, we feel we take our customers’ needs as if not more seriously than any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendor.”
Process manufacturing is one of IFS’ targeted markets. IFS provides industry-specific functionality for enterprises in chemicals, food & beverage, paint & ink, and pharmaceuticals. IFS Applications™ supports all critical business processes, including material compliance, batch balancing, recipe management, quality management and demand planning. The application suite also includes solutions for enterprise asset management, product lifecycle management, customer relationship management, finance and human resource management.
IFS process manufacturing customers include Jotun, Dyrup, Willamette Valley Company, AkzoNobel, Sherwin-Williams, Farrow & Ball, Teknos, Imerys, Becker Industrial Coatings, ACO Hud, LGC Ltd, Neste Oil, Oriflame, Heaven Hill Distilleries Inc, Bridor, Cloetta, Boyd’s Coffe, Tazo Tea, W.Grants, Bolix S.a., Diamond Pet Foods, Kettle Foods, Bronco Wine and Chingford Fruit.
IFS is a public company (OMX STO: IFS) founded in 1983 that develops, supplies, and implements IFS Applications™, a component-based extended ERP suite built on SOA technology. IFS focuses on industries where any of four core processes are strategic: Service & asset management, manufacturing, supply chain and projects. The company has 2,000 customers and is present in approximately 60 countries with 2,800 employees in total. Net revenue in 2011 was SKr 2.6 billion.
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