04 August, 2015
Leading food company, Kanes Foods, takes a fresh look at ERP with IFS Applications 9
IFS mobile solutions power real-time reporting and decision-making at Kanes Foods.
IFS, the global enterprise applications company, has announced that Kanes Foods one of the UK’s leading suppliers of fresh prepared foods, has chosen IFS Applications 9 to replace its legacy systems.
Founded in 1990, Kanes Foods now has an annual turnover in excess of £100m and supplies over 3.2 million packs of fresh produce to the UK’s leading supermarkets every week. In order to support its rapid growth, Kanes Foods needs to update its current landscape of disparate systems with one, fully integrated ERP solution.
“With IFS Applications 9 we will have a system that supports the business through the entire supply chain – from procurement, raw material handling, production and final shipment to our customers,” commented Mark Harris, Production Director at Kanes Foods. “In addition, IFS Applications 9 will allow us to replace a number of stand-alone systems, such as quality management, plant maintenance, payroll, HR and time & attendance giving complete visibility across the business.”
Kanes Foods operate in a fresh produce environment, with much of the product arriving, being processed and dispatched within the same day, as a result speed and accuracy of data capture is imperative. That is why the deployment of a number of IFS mobile solutions will be critical to the implementation project. Kanes Foods will use IFS Warehouse Data Collection for the reporting of all movement of goods throughout the process. In addition, IFS’s mobile solution will be utilised by over 100 maintenance and quality technicians – to allow real time reporting on the shop floor.
Paul Massey, Managing Director of IFS Europe West, said, “We are excited to welcome Kanes Foods into our growing list of food customers. It is encouraging to hear that the breadth of the IFS solution, along with our ability to deploy functionality to a mobile workforce, were key factors in the company’s decision to work with IFS. We look forward to a long and successful partnership."
About Kanes Foods
Based in the beautiful Vale of Evesham, Kanes Foods is one of the UK’s leading suppliers of fresh prepared foods. We produce an exciting range of washed and ready to eat salads, prepared vegetables and stir fry vegetable mixes as well as fresh salad dressings and stir fry sauces.
Committed to supplying outstanding, quality products, Kanes is proud to be the only UK manufacturer of authentic fresh noodles which contain no preservatives or artificial ingredients. We also grow our own bean sprouts which are used for our stir fry products. We are constantly innovating with new salad leaves and recipes making own label products for the UK’s supermarkets which are guaranteed to excite the nation’s taste buds.
In an average year we source in excess of 50% of our fresh produce from the UK, much of it from local growers, and during the summer nearly all of our produce comes from the UK. We are continually looking at our ingredients portfolio and challenging where products can be sourced from the UK or where UK growing seasons can be lengthened.
IFS™ is a globally recognized leader in developing and delivering enterprise software for enterprise resource planning (ERP), enterprise asset management (EAM) and enterprise service management (ESM). IFS brings customers in targeted sectors closer to their business, helps them be more agile and enables them to profit from change. IFS is a public company (XSTO: IFS) founded in 1983 and currently has over 2,700 employees. IFS supports more than 2,400 customers worldwide from its network of local offices and through a growing ecosystem of partners. For more information visit: www.ifsworld.com.
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