Lawson Software today announced that General Milling Corporation (GMC) has signed a contract to implement the Lawson M3 enterprise management system to help support the company’s business and distribution operations. The contract was signed during the third quarter of Lawson’s 2009 fiscal year, which ends 28 February 2009.
GMC is among the largest integrated food companies in the Philippines. It has manufacturing and warehousing sites throughout the country to support flour milling, feed milling, sale of yeast and bakery products, soybean meal and other commodities trading, and consumer goods production.
GMC believes that a more powerful and manufacturing-oriented enterprise resource planning (ERP) system is a vital tool to help the company succeed and compete in a competitive and challenging market. After a thorough evaluation of several ERP vendors, GMC selected the Lawson system.
“We needed a solution that provided a strong fit for our integrated manufacturing business,” said George Young, president of GMC. “We chose Lawson based on its comprehensive business intelligence capabilities, expertise in the food industry and Lawson’s rapid deployment model. No other vendor could offer all three capabilities.”
The Lawson M3 enterprise management system provides a number of integrated business application suites that cover core and supporting business processes, including financial management, sales and distribution, procurement, manufacturing, business intelligence, enterprise asset management and mobility.
“Challenged with managing complex integrated manufacturing systems and evolving consumer demand, the food industry needs business software that delivers meaningful visibility and actionable information,” said David Hope, managing director and vice president for Lawson Asia Pacific. “We are pleased to have been selected by GMC as it is a well-known food company in the Philippines. Their decision to go with Lawson is yet another clear validation of the value Lawson delivers to the food industry.”