KLN Family Brands Secures Reduction in Finished Goods Inventory



IFS revealed that KLN Family Brands went live with IFS Applications as its central enterprise resource planning (ERP) system of record.

KLN Family Brands was running a patchwork of legacy business systems that could no longer support the business. Following a competitive evaluation of several major ERP vendors, the company chose IFS Applications, which was recently deployed across its two divisions.

As a result of leveraging IFS Applications, KLN Family Brands has improved scheduling efficiencies leading to a reduction in finished goods inventory, reduced by more than $4 million within three months of going live with the solution. KLN has also experienced gains in overall efficiencies as a result of all divisions operating on a single database.

The industry-specific food and beverage solution from IFS offers a broad base of functional capabilities while allowing KLN Family Brands to connect to third-party legacy and custom systems to the ERP backbone. For example, the company's warehouse management system, which handles over 25,000 transactions per day, has been integrated with IFS Applications to leverage the IFS Advanced Planning Board and batch balancing capabilities to manage material flow through the entire manufacturing process.

"IFS Applications has made a material difference for us in terms of mission-critical processes such as inventory management and lot tracking," said Lance Schultz, IT manager for KLN Family Brand. "Being able to engage directly with IFS as a partner throughout the implementation was an important factor for us and a major contributor to the success of this project. We look forward to continuing our work with IFS as we gear up for further expansion."

The IFS solution supports business processes including manufacturing, supply chain, quality management, call center, engineering, project management, document management, finance and human capital management (HCM).


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