Kanes installs a new ERP system

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Kanes Foods hopes its new system will help accomodate supply chain developments
Kanes Foods hopes its new system will help accomodate supply chain developments

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Fresh prepared foods company Kanes Foods, based in the Vale of Evesham, has replaced its legacy enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems in a move designed to accommodate supply chain developments associated with its rapid growth.

Kanes supplies over 3.2M packs of fresh produce including washed and ready-to-eat salads, prepared and stir-fry vegetable mixes to supermarkets each week. It has a turnover of over £100M.

The company installed a new IFS Applications 9 ERP system. As well as handling supply chain data across the company, it will be used by over 100 maintenance and quality technicians for real-time reporting on the shop floor.

Entire supply chain

“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,” ​says Mark Harris, Kanes’s production director.

“In addition, IFS Applications 9 will allow us to replace a number of stand-alone systems, such as quality management, plant maintenance, payroll, human resources and time and attendance, giving complete visibility across the business.”


Much of the produce arriving at Kanes is processed and dispatched in the same day, so speed and accuracy of data capture is imperative. That is why the deployment of a number of IFS mobile solutions was critical.

Kanes will use IFS Warehouse Data Collection for the reporting of all movement of goods throughout the product process.

Contact: IFS

Related topics: Supply Chain

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