Grampian Country Food Group plans to centralise its chicken business and make better use of IT systems to improve the communications throughout its supply chain -- from suppliers to retail customers.
The company has selected QAD to upgrade the enterprise resource planning (ERP) system used in its integrated chicken business. It is using QAD's MFG/PRO eB2, EDI Ecommerce and Desktop 2 at nine sites across the UK. The system, which went live in January this year, supports 150 concurrent users.
"Our vision for Grampian Country Food Group is to move toward a centralised structure which will allow us to preserve our position," says divisional IT manager Howard Dearling.
Longer term, Grampian plans to improve communications with its extended supply chain through e-business. As part of this it aims to link its suppliers and customers into its planning and forecasting.
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