Infor and animal nutrition firm Nutreco to nurture global standardization

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Infor has announced that Nutreco, a global nutritional solutions and services firm for the aquaculture and animal nutrition industry, has deployed Infor CloudSuite Food and Beverage.

In designing its digital strategy, Nutreco needed a global cloud-based ERP platform that could consolidate, contextualize and communicate critical information.

Powered by Amazon Web Services (AWS) and fully integrated with Nutreco’s third-party systems, the deployment now supports 3,600 users across more than 100 production plants in 37 countries. The new Infor Unite platform is said to balance business processes and de-risks operations for the firm.

In addition, functionality, maintenance, operations, security and legal updates are all deployed automatically to ensure Nutreco’s solution is always current. Worldwide aggregated reports can now be created in a standardized way, which provide insights to improve integrated business planning cycles for the feed leader and manage the most effective stock levels and deliveries on time.

All relevant data points are now organized within the Unite system in a multi-dimensional, tagged format, which enables Nutreco to generate transparent and automated sustainability reports effortlessly.

For Erik Beckers, CIO of Nutreco, the collaboration, synergies and open dialogue between Nutreco and Infor were key to the project’s success: “As well as Infor’s willingness to collaborate and develop solutions to meet the specific requirements of our needs and translate these in the solution, its responsiveness to any issues or development needs sets it apart as a solid, innovative and trustworthy partner. This was a key differentiator for us in selecting an ERP partner to move forward with.

“Ultimately, Infor offers a fully cloud-based, scalable, secure and modern ERP solution, which includes process mining, AI and RPA (Robotic Process Automation) functionalities. Because Infor manages the multi-tenant cloud solution, which has a modern API (Application Programming Interface) structure, we can focus all resources on our digital transformational strategy and innovate for the future.”

Hein Kivits, Infor country manager and senior sales director for Benelux, said:“Nutreco and Infor have been partners for several years. This is a partnership where we not only focus on mutual business value but also on co-development and the adoption of our new technologies within the Nutreco organization.

“With the move to our always-current CloudSuite Food and Beverage platform, Nutreco receives new capabilities automatically and can take advantage of new technologies such as artificial intelligence and advanced robotic process automation.”