February 15th, 2012, Guildford, UK – The UK section of the Findus Group, Young’s Seafood Limited, is transforming its communications with its trading partners after choosing Kewill, a leading provider of global trade and logistics, to provide a fully managed order management system. This system will enable Young’s Seafood Limited, the fish and seafood producer, to manage critical business data across its multitude of brands and trading partners, through a single hosted platform.
Following a highly competitive tender which saw Kewill go head-to-head with its major competitors, Young’s Seafood Limited will now implement Kewill MessageBroker, a fully hosted solution which connects any system to another for exchange and consistency of data throughout the business. Young’s Seafood Limited will also use Kewill Xchange, a B2B managed system for exchange of information with trading partners. The solution will allow Young’s Seafood Limited clearer visibility and control over their entire order management processes.
Tony Carr, IT Director at Findus Group, comments, “The fast moving food industry is a diverse and ever changing environment, so we required a resilient and responsive system. Kewill understood not just our requirements, but those of our trading partners, and therefore delivered a brief that catered for all of our businesses needs – presenting us with an agile, flexible and responsive hosted solution. The technology will consolidate our critical business data from across the enterprise, mitigating the business risk by relinquishing the need to rely on internal teams of specialists to handle the order management cycle – enabling us to focus on the business of selling quality food products.”
Brands that come under the Young’s Seafood Limited umbrella include Young’s and Findus in the UK, alongside multiple own-label product ranges produced for customers. The end goal is to achieve total centralisation of all business data, integrating all brand divisions.
Eventually, everything will link into a single ERP system for consistency of business data. Working toward this, Kewill is currently replacing links into the different ERP systems across the many brands, preparing for the centralisation of critical business data.
Jacquie Boast, COO EMEA at Kewill, states, “Securing such a prestigious contract underpins Kewill’s investment in our B2Bi and eCommerce business solutions and demonstrates our dominance in the B2Bi and eCommerce markets. Our success is based on providing a hosted platform for data transformation and connectivity that is capable of linking multiple, complex business environments. This, teamed with our deep understanding of the industry and client resources, delivered a winning solution to meet the UK section of Findus Group’s objectives.”
About Young’s Seafood Limited
Young’s Seafood Limited is a UK supplier of frozen and chilled, own-label and branded fish and seafood to customers and consumers. Young’s Seafood Limited is a supplier to all UK chilled retailers and is home to Young’s, the UK's leading frozen fish brand, and Findus. Young’s Seafood Limited is part of European parent company Findus Group. For over 200 years, Young's has been making great seafood. Building on this heritage, Young's today is a world class modern fish company, combining experience with fish sourcing skills, technical ability, an award-winning sustainability approach and above all our love of great tasting fish.
About Kewill plc
Kewill is a leading provider of technology solutions that enable Logistics Service Providers and Shippers to move goods domestically and across international and global borders.
Our products empower companies to connect and optimise the performance of their local, international and global transport and logistics operations. Kewill delivers world-class software in the areas of freight forwarding, customs and export compliance, parcel shipping, transportation & warehousing, eCommerce and B2B integration.
Our customers rely on our innovative software and extensive domain knowledge to improve their business processes, information exchange and management visibility to drive revenue growth, deliver cost savings, improve profitability and meet the changing needs of their customers.
Established in 1972, Kewill has over 7,000 customers around the world including Bayer, Black & Decker, Damco, DHL, Hankyu Hanshin, Hitachi, Ingersoll Rand, Mothercare, UPS, Scott’s & Co., TNT and WaverleyTBS.