Sealord reels in Infor to improve F&B, supply chain ops

Sealord, one of the largest seafood companies in the Southern Hemisphere, has selected Infor CloudSuite Food & Beverage (F&B) and Infor Supply Chain Planning (SCP) in an initial seven-year, multi-tenant SaaS agreement to enhance productivity, improve forecasting and better measure sustainability.

Sealord chose Infor as a strategic partner to implement an operational cloud-based platform that provides day-one functionality gains as well as continuing to adapt and improve into the future. 

As an asset-intensive business, Sealord is also looking to incorporate a stronger and modernised asset management solution to cater to its end-to-end requirements. These include purchase and commissioning, maintenance and asset management, and tracking from both land- and sea-based users.

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Along with reducing risk and improving efficiencies across the business, Sealord’s focus on promoting positive sustainability practices resulted in the selection of Infor CloudSuite. The solutions is built specifically for the F&B industry, to establish specific carbon and other sustainability measures, such as sea temperature and plastics usage monitoring, to enable and improve reporting, management, and progress on sustainability goals.

Sealord CIO Matthew Dodd said they needed to address growing business and security risks associated with our legacy systems. 

“Infor will enable us to redesign our core financial systems around current and anticipated business requirements,” said Dodd. “With Infor, we will be able to more easily automate workflows, month-end processes, and provide standardised reports to increase productivity across the business.”

Sealord exepcts to be able to add lead indicators, statistical data, and other nonfinancial information in business focus areas such as sustainability, market share, employee numbers, customer sentiment, market trends, and health and safety data.

The new solution will also provide comprehensive multi-currency financial consolidation in the cloud ERP suite, so that all Sealord Group companies are reported and managed in one system, allowing Sealord to retire costly, standalone consolidation software.

“With Infor’s ERP solution, Sealord will save valuable time through the use of modern workflow, automation and AI tools,” Dodd said.

Sealord currently has fishing, aquaculture and land-based factory processing operations in New Zealand and Australia along with sales operations globally. Infor solutions will be adopted across the whole business.

“We look forward to helping Sealord meet its strategic goals, so they can focus on their core business while our platform provides the data and seamless tracking they require,” said Jarrod Kinchington, Infor ANZ VP and managing director.

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