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Land O’Lakes, Inc. Implements Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne

Redwood Shores, Calif. – March 1, 2010

News Facts

  • Land O’Lakes, Inc., a $12 billion national, farmer-owned food and agricultural company, partnered with Deloitte to successfully implement Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne in support of its Dairy Foods businesses and corporate financial function.
  • The scope of the effort included financial management, procurement, production and deployment planning, order management, manufacturing, warehouse management, quality management and plant maintenance. The project also provided for near real-time integration with Oracle® Transportation Management and Oracle’s Hyperion performance management applications.
  • With Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne, Land O’Lakes standardized and streamlined business practices, replaced core legacy systems and simplified its IT portfolio.

Phased Rollout Delivers Results

  • Accounting for about $4 billion of total revenue, Land O’Lakes Dairy Foods businesses provide butter, cheese and powder products to customers in the retail, foodservice and industrial food manufacturing sectors.
  • To minimize business disruption and manage implementation risk, the company used a phased deployment over three and a half years that initially focused on cheese manufacturing. The initial phase also included corporate financial management. Phase two addressed butter manufacturing and phase three, the industrial business.
  • The project was completed on time and on budget. It supports 2,770 users across the corporate campus, 12 plants, 40 third-party warehouses and 23 co-pack locations.
  • The project achieved the benefit target return on investment of between 25 percent and 30 percent.
  • Land O’Lakes first invested in Oracle in 1993.

Supporting Quotes

  • “After multiple acquisitions, the Land O’Lakes Dairy Foods business found itself with disparate legacy systems and groups within the division were operating independently,” said Mark Thome, Vice President of Business Transformation and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP). “Because of the complexity inherent in a single business unit that contains separate consumer retail, foodservice and industrial businesses, we knew migrating to a single unified ERP solution would be a major undertaking.
  • “Working with Oracle and Deloitte, we have been able to create one standardized instance that has helped this business run as a whole,” continued Thome. “Oracle in particular has made a significant commitment to our success and we have been able to create a more effective and complete business solution with JD Edwards EnterpriseOne. This project has enabled us to simplify our portfolio, strengthen our core set of organizational competencies, and lower support costs.”

Supporting Resources

  • Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne
  • Oracle Transportation Management
  • Oracle Hyperion
  • JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Appcasts

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