Liquid Products Company Enhances Quality Control to Meet the Demands of its Marquee Customers
Atlanta, February 13, 2006 — Ross Systems, Inc. ("Ross"), a global provider of enterprise software solutions and a division of CDC Software, the enterprise software company of CDC Corporation (NASDAQ: CHINA), has enabled food manufacturer Baldwin Richardson Foods to scale for growth and achieve significant business improvements by deploying its enterprise application, which is designed to address the unique challenges of the food industry.
From its award-winning dessert toppings and sauces, such as Mrs. Richardson's® and Nance's,® to the company's industrial, co-packing and private label products, Baldwin Richardson Foods has achieved year-over-year growth since implementing Ross' enterprise business applications. In addition, the company has increased its product offering and profits with the recent acquisition of a $30 million division of The JM Smucker Company.
"We have seen a tremendous upswing in activity since we've taken advantage of all the capabilities inherent in the Ross solution," said Michele Salva, director of IT and project management at Baldwin Richardson Foods. "Ross has helped us support the growth that took us from a mid-size company to a major industry player."
The Ross solution has simplified supplier management for Baldwin Richardson Foods. Providing increased visibility and access to real-time information, the company has been able to easily coordinate with more than 300 suppliers, reducing the costs of goods sold, improving inventory utilization and responding more efficiently to customer demand.
Scaling to support the company's expanding product lines, the Ross solution has enabled Baldwin Richardson Foods to enhance quality control by providing integrated bi-directional lot tracing capabilities. In contrast to the manual lot-trace system used prior to implementing Ross' enterprise applications, the company can now achieve 100 percent traceability and has the ability to conduct mock recalls within two hours. In turn, this enables Baldwin Richardson Foods to meet the quality-related standards of all its customers, including major brands like Kellogg's and McDonald's.
"Ross is dedicated to helping customers meet the demands of the industries they serve," said Scot McLeod, vice president of marketing for Ross Systems. "With expertise in the food and beverage industry, Ross enables manufacturers like Baldwin Richardson Foods to take full advantage of their IT investment to offer the highest quality products and improve the way they do business."
About Ross Systems
Ross Systems, Inc., a software unit of CDC 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 CDC Corporation
CDC Corporation (NASDAQ: CHINA) is focused on enterprise software, mobile applications and online games. As part of its strategic review the company has reorganized into two primary operating business units, CDC Software and China.com Inc. For more information about CDC Corporation, please visit the website www.cdccorporation.net.
About CDC Software
CDC Software, the software unit of CDC Corporation, offers a broad range of software solutions for mid-sized enterprises. These products are utilized by approximately 3,500 customers worldwide. For more information about CDC Corporation, please visit the website www.cdcsoftware.com.
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