AB World Foods, a division of Associated British Foods (ABF) has completed the first phase deployment of Infor Supply Chain Management (SCM). Infor SCM Demand Planning, Infor SCM Inventory Planner and Infor SCM Replenishment Planner will help AB World Foods build a foundation for managing its global supply chain, enabling the food manufacturer to predict and shape customer demand with greater accuracy.
Prior to the implementation of Infor SCM, divisions of AB World Foods such as G Costa used spreadsheets based on retrospective sales performance over the previous two months. This process provided a flat forecast of demand and did not take into consideration the different demand patterns for various types of products. Consequently AB World Foods suffered expensive overstocking of some brands and inadequate supplies of others. Infor ERP Visual was selected because of the software’s ability to support manufacturing environments of complex production processes with a high level of customisation.