Las Vegas, NV, September 14, 2007 --(PR.com
)-- Infor today announced that Shaklee, the #1 natural nutrition company in the United States, has extended its relationship with Infor through the implementation of a suite of Infor Supply Chain Management solutions and by upgrading their current deployment of Infor ERP BPCS to Infor ERP LX. Through its partnership with Infor, Shaklee expects the solutions to help it expand into new markets and provide a greater level of support and service to its business leaders and customers throughout the world.
Shaklee is the first company in the world to be Climate Neutral™ certified to totally offset its CO2 emissions. With its mission to provide a healthier life for everyone and a better life for anyone, Shaklee sells and supplies its products through a global distributor network in six countries throughout North America and Asia. Infor’s suite of supply chain solutions will provide Shaklee greater visibility and control over its entire product pipeline.
“We needed a more flexible and robust technology to support our dramatic worldwide growth,” said Ken Harris, Shaklee’s CIO. “After an extensive competitive evaluation, we chose Infor as the best solution for our enterprise software partner. Infor’s suite of scalable supply chain solutions will provide greater visibility and control for Shaklee while enabling improved support for the growth of our distribution channel.”
Shaklee’s first implementation is scheduled to be the upgrade of Infor ERP BPCS to Infor LX in Japan. ERP LX will enable Shaklee to roll up financials into one global system, providing a more comprehensive and actionable view of the organization’s operating environment. Ultimately, Shaklee plans to deploy the entire suite of Infor SCM solutions including Warehouse Management, Advanced Planning, Planner, Scheduler, Event Management, Replenishment Planning, Demand Planning and Inventory Planner for all its operations worldwide.
“Customers are choosing Infor as their primary enterprise software provider because we can offer a full suite of business-specific solutions,” said Mike Frichol, vice president, global industry and product marketing for Infor. “Shaklee is an innovative company with a tremendous vision and purpose. It’s a great example of how enterprising companies are relying on Infor for enterprise software, so that they can focus on the real reasons they are in business.”
Infor ERP LX is a comprehensive ERP solution for organizations in multi-mode manufacturing, with business-specific capabilities for food and beverage, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, and consumer packaged goods. ERP LX is optimized to meet the specific requirements of the process industries to deliver higher value and a faster return on investment. The solution improves planning and customer service, controls costs, enhances overall efficiency and productivity, and streamlines complex manufacturing and distribution processes.
Infor’s Supply Chain Management solutions enable the world’s leading companies to improve their profitability, competitiveness and growth through network design, demand and supply chain planning, manufacturing optimization, warehousing, transportation management and supply chain analytics. By synchronizing cycles of demand, supply and replenishment, Infor’s solutions allow its customers to move product to their customers quickly and cost-effectively.
About Shaklee Corporation
For 50 years, Shaklee has been a leading provider of premium quality, natural nutrition, and personal care products, environmentally-friendly household products, and state-of-the-art air and water treatment systems. In 2000, Shaklee became the first company in the world to be Climate Neutral™ certified to totally offset its CO2 emissions, resulting in a net zero impact on the environment. With a robust product portfolio, including over 50 patents and patents pending worldwide, Shaklee has more than 750,000 Members and Distributors worldwide and operates in the U.S., Mexico, Canada, Japan, Malaysia, Taiwan, and soon, in China. For more information about Shaklee, visit Shaklee.com.
Infor delivers business-specific software to enterprising organizations. With experience built in, Infor’s solutions enable businesses of all sizes to be more enterprising and adapt to the rapid changes of a global marketplace. With more than 70,000 customers, Infor is changing what businesses expect from an enterprise software provider. For additional information, visit www.infor.com.