Business Challenge: Integrate the Business across different ERP Systems with P1 EDI

Kerry Ingredients is one of the largest and most technologically advanced manufacturer of ingredients & flavors in the world, they supply more than 15,000 ingredients & flavors to many of the world’s biggest names in the food, beverage and pharmaceutical markets. This means that every day millions of people worldwide consume food or beverages containing Kerry’s ingredients & flavors.

Kerry Ingredients in the US, have been a long term user of Ross ERP for manufacturing and rely on to manage the manufacturing of their ingredients for delivery to many US based food and beverage and pharmaceutical manufactures.

In the last 10 years, Kerry Ingredients have expanded rapidly in the US and in the process acquired a number of ingredients companies, meaning Kerry ended up with multiple ERP systems from different vendors that are not designed to interoperate with each other.

The company needed a way to integrate their sales order, purchase order and inventory systems. This would resolve inefficiencies, and people would not risk errors in manually exchanging information.

The P1 EDI software was implemented to map multiple ERP software applications, as well as the software customizations into a single, synchronized business process.

The ProcessOne team worked with the business team to lay out the new mappings to be incorporated into the P1 EDI software. In the new system, purchase orders and invoices are managed in Mapics, while inventory is managed within Kerry’s Ross ERP system.

Orders, shipments and returns are exchanged using X12 standard EDI transactions between the KIF headquarter operation in Beloit, Wisconsin, and the Kerry manufacturing plants, 

P1 EDI also monitors the flow of all transactions, catches errors, notifies people, and can automatically re-launch corrected transactions.