June 19, 2012 09:00 ET

Clover Stornetta Farms Selects Infor for Food and Beverage Expertise

Infor10 ERP Enterprise (M3) Promotes Government Compliance Through Easier Product Tracking and Data Sharing

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Jun 19, 2012) - Infor, a leading provider of business application software serving more than 70,000 customers, today announced Clover Stornetta Farms, a manufacturer and distributor of conventional and organic dairy products in California, has selected Infor10 ERP Enterprise (M3) for Food and Beverage to enable easier government compliance, increased visibility into manufacturing processes, and accurate information sharing for better, faster business decisions.

Clover Stornetta originally selected M3 for its enhanced product tracking functionality and ability to run on the IBM System i platform, preventing the need for a costly migration or re-training of IT staff. M3 allows Clover Stornetta to gather and store more information throughout the supply chain, facilitating more detailed traceability for easier compliance with government regulations on food manufacturing and distribution.

"Due to increasing government rules and regulations for food and beverage manufactures, companies like Clover Stornetta need full visibility into the complete supply chain via their ERP system, which Infor10 ERP Enterprise (M3) delivers," said Henrik Billgren, vice president of Product Management, Infor. "With extended traceability and enhanced supply chain monitoring functionality, M3 enables businesses to follow all ingredients back to their source, making it easy to pinpoint where a problem originated if ever a recall or audit."

Additionally, M3 will enable enhanced visibility into manufacturing processes for improved operations management and control over production. The application provides access to a single, unified data repository, facilitating easier, more accurate information sharing to enable improved, timely business decisions.

"M3 better positions us for future growth through visibility into our operations, which was previously a challenge for our business," said Mkulima Britt, Partner and CFO, Clover Stornetta Farms. "Now, we can identify which processes work and which can be improved upon to maximize efficiency in production, enabling the standardization of processes across our current and future locations."

Clover Stornetta intends to utilize M3 for tracking conservation and social sustainability initiatives, and for communication with manufacturing and distribution business partners. The company also plans to expand the system, integrating processing capabilities to promote better detail and regulation of product pricing.

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