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Infor to Help Maple Leaf Foods Manage Global Supply Chain

Infor Supply Chain Management Suite Extends Food Processor's ERP Solution

Las Vegas, NV, September 14, 2007 --( Infor today announced Maple Leaf Foods, Inc., a leading global food processing company, has selected a suite of Infor supply chain solutions to manage the company’s global supply chain. Maple Leaf Foods is extending its current investment in Infor ERP BPCS, a comprehensive ERP solution with business-specific capabilities for process manufacturing, with the addition of Infor SCM Warehouse Management, Infor SCM Transportation Management, Infor SCM Event Management and Infor Supply Chain Designer.

Maple Leaf Foods is a leading food processor of value-added fresh and further processed meat and meals and bakery products. Previously, the company had relied on 13 disparate systems to control its supply chain. With the deployment of Infor Supply Chain Management, the company will now use a single, consolidated system with visibility into exactly how much of each product is produced, how much is in inventory, and where that product is located.

“With Infor, we knew that we were not sacrificing best-in-class functionality for the convenience of standardizing on a single vendor solution suite,” said Pat Ressa, CIO, Maple Leaf Foods. “Infor has a visionary product strategy that puts our business needs first. That understanding is what makes them a long-term strategic partner, helping us achieve supply chain excellence.”

“Enterprising companies like Maple Leaf Foods recognize there is value in extending their core ERP investment with business-specific solutions that add necessary functionality,” said Andrew Kinder, director Supply Chain Management product marketing, Infor. “In this case, Maple Leaf benefits from an enhanced supply chain management solution to plan, manage and proactively identify issues in the entire supply chain process from concept to customer. This can lead to a more efficient supply chain, rapid ROI and increased customer service levels.”

Infor SCM Warehouse Management will enable Maple Leaf Foods to analyze processes and relationships beyond the traditional four walls and share real-time execution information with production, fulfillment, and logistics. Infor SCM Transportation Management strengthens the company’s ability to manage the entire shipment lifecycle, from order inception to delivery, and improve the supply chain efficiency by connecting to trading partners to provide visibility to orders, inventory and participants.

Using Infor SCM Event Management, Maple Leaf Foods will be able to sense, respond and act appropriately to ensure customers receive orders on time, in the right quantities, at the correct location and at the right price. Event Management will provide real-time, proactive exception management across the entire supply chain, while Infor SCM Planner enables Maple Leaf Foods to optimize production across its facilities and meet changing customer demands throughout its markets. The solution enables Maple Leaf Foods to manage supply chain emergencies, enabling planners and customer service representatives to quickly identify alternate plans and minimize disruption to the supply chain and delivery of products.

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 performance management. By synchronizing cycles of demand, supply and replenishment, Infor’s solutions allow our customers to get their product to their customers quickly and cost-effectively.

About Maple Leaf Foods, Inc.
Maple Leaf Foods Inc. is a leading food processing company committed to delivering quality food products to consumers around the world. Headquartered in Toronto, the Company employs approximately 22,500 people at its operations across Canada and in the United States, the United Kingdom and Asia. The Company had sales of $5.9 billion in 2006.

About Infor
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

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