Wayne Farms adopts supply chain solution to improve its customer service levels

Jan. 25, 2005
Wayne Farms LLC, a $1 billion poultry processor, has selected Infor’s supply chain planning solution suite

Wayne Farms LLC, a $1 billion poultry processor, has selected Infor’s supply chain planning solution suite. Wayne Farms plans to use the software to increase profitability and improve customer service levels by enhancing its ability to match fluctuating consumer demand with a fixed supply of high quality product. Wayne Farms hopes to improve forecasting and manage production and planning constraints while optimizing supply against variable demand.

In addition, Wayne Farms will expand its use of Infor’s Adage ERP (enterprise resource planning) solution to automate business processes that are critical to supporting the company’s enterprise requirements, including actual costing, disassembly costing, formula management, item-pack, and quality control functionality. Infor Adage ERP is designed specifically to meet the needs of food manufacturers and others who face the challenges of manufacturing in the process markets. The implementation will add over 400 users across 13 plants throughout North America.

“Wayne Farms’ strategy is to provide the highest levels of customer service and the best quality, most consistent products in our industry,” said, Chief Financial Officer for Wayne Farms LLC. “Achieving manufacturing excellence will

The solution will allow Wayne Farms to increase customer satisfaction while also providing high value to our shareholders, explains Courtney Fazekas, the company’s CFO.

Wayne Farms, part of ContiGroup Companies Inc., hopes to overcome the numerous constraints faced by poultry processors, such as meat surpluses and shortages, limited shelf-life, limited capacity, and optimization of the bird disassembly process. Wayne Farms expects to reduce costs and improve margins by better matching supply with demand, thus driving incremental revenue through raw material optimization.



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