October 22, 2020


Norway's Norsk Kylling aims to develop world's best chicken


Chicken producer Norsk Kylling of Norway has deployed Infor CloudSuite Food & Beverage in its ambition to create the world's best value chain for chicken production, where good animal welfare is at the forefront.


With IT consultant Columbus as partner and supplier, Infor CloudSuite Food & Beverage will help provide even better control, quality and efficiency through the value chain, a PRNewswire release said via Yahoo Finance.


"The ERP (enterprise resource planning) system now gives us tight control of data, materials and financials through our complex value chain. We have about 150 suppliers from three categories of farms that give us either eggs, hatching hens or broilers. The business system covers both hatchery and slaughterhouse, purchase and sale of eggs and chicken. Now we have full control over and can document the product from farm to fork," said Norsk Kylling IT manager Torfinn Utne.


Previously, much of the information was collected and handled manually, which is time-consuming and can be a source of incorrect information. With more correct management information, Norsk Kylling reduces waste, gains better control over inventory and can plan production better in relation to market needs, said Utne.


"We had control before, but now we get tighter control," Utne further said. "We also now benefit from labour savings and a better reputation."


Norsk Kylling chose Infor CloudSuite Food & Beverage to supply ERP systems, as its preconfigured settings are adapted to the food industry and answers Norsk Kylling's requirements and needs.


Norsk Kylling produces tasty chicken products under the brand name Solvinge at its factory in Støren near Trondheim,. It also owns chicken incubator Hugaas Rugeri, which it acquired in 2016, making the company cover the entire value chain, from hatchery egg production up to hatchery, broiler raising and the completion of various prepared chicken dishes.


With a new factory being built in Orkdal, the company said it became important to install a modern business system to support data capture and automation in the production facility and manage logistics, inventory and maintenance processes.