Vestey Foods Group Choose LINKFRESH

Vestey Foods Group LogoLINKFRESH today announces that it has secured a new contract to deploy its Microsoft Dynamics based food supply chain ERP solution. This most recent contract, worth in excess of £500K, was awarded by Vestey Foods Group.

Vestey Foods Group has a combined turnover of £500m and principally trade beef, pork, lamb, poultry, game, fish, seafood and convenience products into some 70 countries worldwide. Vestey Foods Group is also the only officially licensed vendor for the sale and worldwide distribution of the British Army Ration Packs.

The new LINKFRESH deployment will support an initial 120 users, and is expected to grow to 200 users by 2013. The solution will be rolled out across multiple Vestey Foods sites including; Vestey Foods UK, Vestey Foods International Ltd, Retail Division, Seafood Division and Special Contracts Division.

The LINKFRESH deployment selected by Vestey includes the LINKFRESH Foundation, Supply Chain, Logistics and Mobility Modules. The comprehensive solution will address key operational areas such as: consignment trading, bonded warehouse control, import license quota & accreditation management, traceability, forecasting, planning, production, live factory performance, manifest processing, warehouse operations, transport, EDI processing, proof of delivery, quality control and intercompany trading.

Vestey Foods Managing Director Kenneth Hermansen said, “Over the last 10 years the Group has grown considerably, mainly by acquisition. This meant that we had many different and disjointed solutions in use across our locations. We needed a common solution to provide a single view of the business. We already have Dynamics NAV in one of our divisions, but the solution here was heavily customised for that particular division and would not fit our business as a whole. For the new system we researched the wider ERP marketplace and it was the extensive food sector functionality included in the LINKFRESH solution coupled with their extensive industry sector credentials that really impressed us.”

The initial project will define a blue print template for the solution at Vestey’s surrey-based headquarters which can then be quickly and easily rolled out across other Vestey Foods UK sales locations throughout the UK.

Welcoming Vestey Foods Group as a LINKFRESH customer, Group CEO Rob Frost said, “I am delighted for us to be working with one of the UK’s leading meat traders. They join several other meat related businesses already using LINKFRESH. The LINKFRESH solution will streamline many business processes and provide the crucial “one version of the truth” reporting across the entire organization”.

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