Flamingo Flowers, a division of Flamingo Horticulture, has gone live with their re-implementation of IFS Applications; moving from Version 7 to IFS Applications 9 with the help of Cedar Bay.
Flamingo Flowers Ltd is one of the largest global suppliers of fresh cut flowers, sourcing, and processing a total of c.780m stems per annum primarily for the UK and continental European markets.
Flamingo Horticulture Group are a core partner supplier to the leading UK multiple retailers in the Horticulture / Produce and Gifting categories. Flamingo Flowers has been an IFS UK customer for 17 years.
Flamingo Flowers started out on v2003 of IFS Applications and upgraded to Apps 7 in 2008. In 2011, they invested in using the Cedar Bay Automated Data Collection solution to manage their in-bound quality process. In their second project, they focused on managing the reusable / returnable packaging process. For this most recent project, the management team decided it was time to start with fresh data and review their processes and their overall solution.
Cedar Bay delivered project management and consulting services for this project supporting the Flamingo Flowers team throughout the project. Our team led the implementation and assisted in streamlining their business processes and creating standard operating models across their handling facilities. A key objective was to remove their third-party process solutions and replace with integrated solutions. Through the use of Cedar Bay scanning applications and standard IFS Applications, all modifications have been removed and three of their core solutions were brought into IFS as part of the process.
1) The shipping functionality is now running with integrated scanning using Cedar Bay Apps, with all data processed through IFS Applications
2) Re-useable Flower transit units are tracked end-to-end across the business using Cedar Apps and IFS Applications
3) The product data creation routines and estimating functions are all in standard IFS Applications
This puts Flamingo Flowers on a standard supportable release with a well-trained internal team supporting the 200+ users. They now plan to rollout this implementation into a number of other sites.
If you would like to find out more information about this project, or what Cedar Bay can do for you, please contact us.