Infor Food and Beverage is a complete and flexible solution tailored to meet the unique needs of food and beverage manufacturers and distributors.

This comprehensive platform integrates advanced tools for production management, quality control, traceability, and demand planning, enabling businesses to optimize manufacturing operations, enhance service efficiency, and respond swiftly to market changes.

In this article, we explore the key features and benefits of the Infor Food and Beverage enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution, highlighting how it empowers companies to achieve operational excellence, ensure regulatory compliance, and deliver exceptional products to their customers.

Unlocking the Power of Infor for the Food and Beverage Industry

The Infor CloudSuite Food and Beverage solution offers core ERP functionalities that help companies maintain a reliable and secure infrastructure, consolidate core activities into a single, global service, and bring new products to market faster.

It includes key features for procurement, manufacturing, quality maintenance, warehouse and inventory management, plant maintenance, attribute management, reverse bill of materials, sales and finance, grower accounting, and more.

Pre-Built Capabilities for Infor CloudSuite Food & Beverage

Accelerated, low-risk deployment

Leverage pre-configured industry processes to improve deployment speed, agility, and profitability and empower quicker user adoption.

Innovative technology

Streamline integrations across Infor and non-Infor systems, simplify the user experience through innovative collaboration tools, and promote organization-wide visibility into critical business data.

Contextualized BI and analytics

Access contextualized insights and analytics to optimize manufacturing operations, improve customer service, and facilitate better, data-driven decisions.

Additional capabilities for enhancement

Lot traceability

Combine visual batch representation and robust search capabilities to trace backward from end products, address potentially contaminated raw material lots, generate customer recall lists, and comply with local regulatory requirements.

Product lifecycle management

Reduce the amount of time needed to create and manage new and reformulated products and achieve compliance with regulatory, labeling, and recall requirements.

Warehouse mobility

Streamline critical warehouse and production floor operations, including pick and pack, goods receiving, physical inventory counts, inventory transfers, manufacturing order reporting, and more. Ensure real-time data for accurate inventory counts and complete product traceability.

Demand planning

Leverage automated forecasting models and intelligent grouping and data aggregation features to improve delivery performance, create various forecasting plans, filter and group data based on standard or custom categories, and reduce excess finished goods inventory.

Production scheduling

Utilize intelligent mid-to-short-term planning and scheduling tools to maximize throughput, minimize changeover, and optimize the balance between meeting customer orders and avoiding both stockouts and excess inventory.

Support for Various Food and Beverage Manufacturers

By providing a comprehensive software system that helps food and beverage companies automate common processes and accelerate food and beverage supply chains, Infor CloudSuite Food & Beverage is changing the game for small and midsize businesses in the industry. Here’s how:


  • Boost quality and yield: Manage capacity and supply chain constraints, such as contamination risk, multiple plant operations, production and tank capacity, cold stores, distribution centers, and more.
  • Optimize supply chain operations: Leverage machine learning tools to predict demand, conduct supply planning based on protein and fat levels, create grower contracts and settlements, and consolidate sales and operations planning in a single platform.
  • Improve product innovation: Develop new or revised recipes quickly, bring products to market faster, and generate label contents with claims that align with regulator and customer mandates.
  • Control costs: Access multi-country/site/channel platforms, automate order processing operations, create trade agreements, and increase sales and margins.
  • Ensure food safety: Leverage graphical track and trace features to track origin, variable lot, and quality information, maintain regulatory food safety standards, and facilitate integrations with LIMS and MES for accurate quality test results.


  • Profitable growth: Leverage machine learning and artificial intelligence tools to generate accurate product and price recommendations, identify anomalies, and quickly adapt business processes to changes across the beverage industry.
  • Innovation and transparency: Access cross-functional product lifecycle management capabilities to qualify product innovation ideas, update product formulations, and improve traceability for core product attributes and provenance.
  • Supply chain visibility: Improve forecasting, supply chain planning, capacity and demand balancing, and returnable packing management for better visibility and resilience.

Meat, poultry, and fish

  • Unique requirements: Address unique variables and industry requirements, such as shelf life, catch weight, lot tracking, aging, and regulatory compliance, to improve efficiency and responsiveness.
  • Improve processing: Meet sustainability, provenance, and food safety requirements through industry-specific capabilities designed for protein manufacturers.

Food ingredients

  • Food ingredients: Source sustainable and compliant ingredients, track raw materials back to their sources, and control the specifications and formulas for various SKUs from a single platform.
  • Formula management: Manage formulas to ensure label and specification sheets always match production, meet customer orders on time, and minimize the risk of out-of-date ingredients.

Bakery, snacks, and confectionary

  • Right products, right time: Leverage industry-specific functionality to monitor continual demand changes, consumer tastes and trends, ingredient availability, and evolving food safety regulations.
  • Purpose-built technology: Access a powerful and comprehensive suite of applications designed to monitor demand, certifications, and ingredient prices for specific products.

Getting Started with Our Team

Whether you need help managing a complex Infor implementation or integration project, navigating complex food and beverage industry requirements, or ensuring effective supply chain management across major segments of your organization, Surety Systems is here to help.

Our senior-level Infor consultants have the skills and experience to understand your critical project needs and ensure your internal teams are prepared for success in the long run.

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For more information about our Infor/Lawson consulting services or to get started on a project with our team of experts, contact us today.