Schaumburg, IL December 12, 2001 The "Original Chicago-Style Hot Dog" is about to enter the world of the enabled supply chain.
Vienna Beef, whose pure beef frankfurter debuted at the Chicago World's Fair in 1893, has signed on to use the procurement and warehouse applications in Intentia International's Movex Food & Beverage enterprise software suite.
The hotdog company, also known for its premium meat and deli products, will implement Movex Version 12 in its Chicago, Ill. headquarters, with plans to operate at multiple sites when fully implemented.
Vienna Beef is planning a phased implementation, beginning with immediate installation of the procurement and warehouse applications. Over time, the company also plans to evaluate the collaborative and supply chain functionality of the Movex suite, with the overall goal of improving productivity throughout all areas of the firm.
And just in case you were wondering, Vienna Beef says that "The Original Chicago-Style Hot Dog" is sold by more than 80 percent of Chicago's hot dog vendors.
This is the second customer win announced this week for Intentia, which on Tuesday reported that it had signed up Hong Kong apparel manufacturer TAL Apparel Limited to use Movex Fashion, a deal worth upwards of $4.5 million, including $2 million in software licenses.
TAL parent company TAP Group will implement Movex across all its operating units, starting with its Hong Kong headquarters and followed by a rollout to all production centers in Hong Kong, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Taiwan.
The TAP Group boast that its presence in the fashion and apparel industry is so significant that the company currently produces one out of every eight men's dress shirts bought in the United States. TAP's customers include Brooks Brothers, Calvin Klein, Debenhams, Dillards, Giordano, Hugo Boss, JC Penney, Liz Claiborne, Nautica, Ralph Lauren, Talbots and Tommy Hilfiger, among others.
Over the years, 54-year-old TAP has progressively developed a customized in-house enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. Although individual aspects of the system supported its organization well, it faced challenges integrating key business processes and critical information across its operations. Thus, a key driver for TAP was to have an end-to-end fully integrated solution that had the focus and strong functionality required in the fashion and apparel industry. Additionally, it knew it needed a solution that supported other vital aspects of the business such as capacity planning, production scheduling and inventory management.
Intentia's project with TAP is aimed at radically streamlining all of TAP's business processes and increasing efficiency levels by implementing the full suite of Movex Fashion.