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Fortude helps Beak and Johnston nail recipe for success with Infor M3

Beak and Johnston, an Australian family-owned fresh food manufacturer that produces innovative, value-added meal solutions, partnered with Fortude, a global digital technology solutions company, to transform the manufacturing operations at its Green Acre plant.

While Beak and Johnston is no stranger to Infor M3 having previously adopted it at their Arndell Park Facility, the manufacturer chose to partner with Fortude for the Green Acre plant roll-out because of the firm’s deep domain expertise and strong implementation track record in the food and beverage industry.

“Our investment in Infor M3 is a strategic move towards becoming the top convenient meals provider of choice for all Australians. Fortude’s food and beverage industry implementation experience coupled with its extensive suite of extensions and integrations has enabled us to boost the performance of Infor’s core solution. With Fortude’s support, we have been able to streamline our operations and minimise food waste through effective master demand forecasting and inventory management. We also have been able to establish complete traceability which enables us to ensure compliance and food safety in our operations. We are delighted to have a partner like Fortude that understands our industry and growth ambitions very well,” said Ben Taboada, Group IT Manager, Beak and Johnston.

Fortude’s implementation has helped the Australian food manufacturer boost its inventory visibility, overcome integration issues, simplify the stock valuation process, and eliminate supply chain inefficiencies. Fortude also introduced the Infor Manufacturing Execution System (MES) to support Beak and Johnston’s core manufacturing activities through complete traceability and accurate shelf-life management capabilities for its fresh food products.

“The growing consumer demands for convenient and healthy meal solutions points to a booming frozen food industry. However, limited product shelf-life and dynamics of the fresh food industry, pose serious challenges for fresh food manufacturers,” explains Cameron Greening, Senior Vice President (Sales) ANZ, Fortude. “The robust Infor M3 solution equips Beak and Johnston with the tools and real-time insights to overcome these pressing challenges and position itself as the regional leader in the convenience food space. The Fortude team is excited to be part of their transformation journey.”

The Fortude team currently works with Beak and Johnston on continuous enhancements that align the Infor solution with the manufacturer’s strategic business goals.

About Beak & Johnston

Beak and Johnston is an Australian, family-owned fresh food business with 35 years and experience in delivering innovative, value-added meal solutions.

Our vision is to drive excellence in food quality, offer a wide array of different manufacturing capabilities to deliver fit for purpose solutions for every occasion, harness local and global insights to deliver consumer-led product and process solutions, and ensure our leading distribution and information technology platforms provide consistent service across the market.