Infor recently announced that Bright Food Global, a market-leading distribution network spanning the Asia Pacific region, specializing in consumer packaged goods, high-end fine foods, and Australia’s largest exporter of citrus fruit, had selected Infor Food & Beverage (F&B) to power its move to a multi-tenant cloud setting for ERP and core business systems — a decision that will underpin the organization’s next phase of growth.
Bright Food Global, a diversified group with origins dating back more than 100 years, represents a portfolio of iconic businesses and brands including heritage dried fruit business Sunbeam Foods, Manassen Foods, Hutchinson’s New Zealand, Calendar Cheese Company, Simon Johnson, Mildura Fruit Juice Australia, etc., and is also the largest distributor of specialty cheese and caviar in Australia.
The enterprise-wide transformation program will see Infor F&B deployed in financial management, inventory management, procurement, warehouse management, sales order management, cost accounting, manufacturing, quality management, and other areas.
Infor F&B will provide Bright Food with greater flexibility, mobility, automation, and visibility across the business in warehousing, retail, finance, and manufacturing pillars, and positively impact a variety of users, from production line workers to administration staff.
Infor F&B will replace Bright Food’s 14-year, on-premises Infor ERP solution, and will future-proof the organization’s internal core business systems while ensuring compatibility with external applications, platforms, and emerging technologies.
The implementation will be rolled out in three phases across Australia and New Zealand, in partnership with Infor gold channel partner and ERP specialist ComActivity.
Bright Food will also have the choice to use Infor Coleman AI, a digital assistant that will redefine access to systems, information, and workflows with text and voice interactions in a variety of business units and tasks such as maintenance requests, inventory assessments, and customer inquiries. Such AI capabilities can aid Bright Food’s end-users in how they operate with the system.
According to Sarah Kibble, Bright Food Global head of IT, Infor’s F&B offering will enable the organization to provide better employee and customer experiences, improve its bottom line and play a pivotal role in the organization’s efficiency and growth plans.