Atlanta, November 9, 2004
iRenaissance Streamlines Core Business Processes to Improve Productivity, Inventory Accuracy and Compliance with Food Safety Requirements
— Offering industry-specific expertise and unmatched technology, Ross Systems, Inc. ("Ross") a leading provider of enterprise software solutions for manufacturers, today announced that Amick Farms has selected Ross' iRenaissance suite to more effectively manage its growing business. Serving as the poultry processors operational system of record, iRenaissance will help Amick Farms improve forecasting, inventory control and production processes to drive cost savings and efficiencies throughout the supply chain, while facilitating compliance with critical food safety requirements.
Family owned and operated since 1949, South Carolina-based Amick Farms is a fully integrated production and processing facility that sells fresh chicken parts to retailers and food service organizations across the United States. Key to the company's success is the ability to move quickly with the market - and demand for its products has never been higher, in large part due to the trend toward low-fat, low-carbohydrate diets popular with American consumers.
"In search of a way to improve productivity, control costs and protect the Amick Farms brand, we turned to Ross' iRenaissance to help meet our needs of today and prepare for the opportunities of tomorrow," said Fred West, vice president of human resources and corporate communications for Amick Farms. "In partnership with Ross, we will transition from managing operations with several disparate tools to standardizing those core processes on one platform, iRenaissance."
Some of the business issues that Amick Farms plans to address with iRenaissance include eliminating inventory shortages and catch-weight errors, supporting pricing and promotion incentives and increasing plant-floor visibility. In addition, Amick Farms selected iRenaissance to improve bi-directional lot trace and record-keeping capabilities, facilitating compliance with food safety regulations and the recall process, should it be necessary.
"As one of the most highly regulated and competitive industries, it is critical for meat and poultry processors to keep an eye on the bottom line while ensuring the integrity of their brands with complete control over quality and inventory," said Rick Marquardt, president of North American Operations for Ross. "Understanding these requirements and the challenges specific to companies like Amick Farms, iRenaissance is designed specifically to help food processors achieve their compliance, customer satisfaction, efficiency and profitability objectives."
About Ross Systems
Ross Systems, a software unit of chinadotcom corporation (NASDAQ: CHINA), delivers innovative software solutions that help manufacturers worldwide fulfill their business growth objectives through increased operational efficiencies, improved profitability, strengthened customer relationships and streamlined regulatory compliance. Focused on the food and beverage, life sciences, chemicals, metals and natural products industries and implemented by more than 1,200 customer companies worldwide, the company's family of Internet-architected solutions is a comprehensive, modular suite that spans the enterprise, from manufacturing, financials and supply chain management to customer relationship management, performance management and regulatory compliance. For more information, visit www.rossinc.com.
About chinadotcom corporation
chinadotcom corporation (NASDAQ: CHINA; Website: www.corp.china.com) is a leading integrated enterprise software and mobile applications company in China and internationally. The company has around 2,000 employees with operations in over 14 countries.
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