Dutch food manufacturer De Menken Keuken has selected Infor M3 ERP to replace a legacy IBM AS/400 solution. It has also chosen to work with Infor Alfa-Beta to help implement the solution. Infor acquired Alfa-Beta Solution in 2018 for its specialist expertise in the food and beverage sector. De Menken Keuken is a growing family business with more than 300 employees based in Sassenheim, Netherlands.

With its legacy solution end of life, it shortlisted three vendors for its new ERP. selected Infor M3. Hilbert Klop, CFO at De Menken Keuken, explained why: “The knowledge of Infor and Infor Alfa-Beta of our industry, along with our confidence in the functionalities and quality of its ERP solution, made Infor an obvious choice for De Menken Keuken. They understood our needs and goals, and the application is perfectly able to fulfil them.”

Alfa-Beta has already helped Infor win business in several other Dutch food and beverage manufacturers, including Riedel last year. The new solution will deliver several enhancements to the Dutch family business including:

  • Quality management and traceability
  • Warehouse management
  • Production and distribution management
  • Supply chain visibility

Once implemented, the solution will improve the efficiency of De Menken Keuken operations. These include the production of salads, sauces and various meat products under its own labels as well as producing for Albert Heijn supermarkets. The company is also considering the next stage of its rollout. It is now looking at Infor Product Lifecycle management.

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This is another solid win for Infor in the Food and Beverage sector. Kees van den Houten, Infor’s country manager for Benelux said: “We are pleased to offer De Menken Keuken a robust foundation to help them achieve their goals and ambition of becoming the leading supplier in the private label market where cost and innovation leadership are decisive factors. Infor M3 with its deep, food industry-specific functionality is designed for progress and will optimize their operations and help to boost revenue opportunities.”


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