Anglo Beef Processors, said to be one of the largest beef companies in Europe, has deployed GXS Trading Grid to automate trading with its business customers.
ABP works in a complex business environment with a high volume of customer orders and needed a reliable and flexible solution for its ongoing electronic trading requirements. The company needed a solution that could help it efficiently manage orders with accuracy and speed for quick dispatch to customers.
ABP slaughters and processes in excess of 300,000 cattle per year in the U.K. and supplies many supermarkets there with their beef products, including premium ranges like Jamie Oliver, Royal Valley, Scotch Prime and Herdsman. In a typical day, the company might receive 10 orders from one of its supermarket customers, with each order containing around 100 different product SKUs. It is vital for ABP's continued business success that these in-bound orders are filled quickly and dispatched within 24 hours.
"The best thing about GXS Trading Grid is its absolute reliability," says Richard Baran, group IT infrastructure manager at ABP. "It does not require constant maintenance which frees up a substantial amount of our time for other important projects. GXS Trading Grid is tightly integrated with our back end ERP system so we can process orders and raise invoices efficiently."
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