Smithfield Foods is a $14 billion global food company and the world’s largest pork processor. In 2005, Smithfield switched from Vistex to become a Blacksmith Applications customer. Now, years later, we’re at it again – working collaboratively to merge core brands including Farmland, and John Morrell, onto one TPM solution.
At Smoke Jumpers XV, Blacksmith Applications recognized Smithfield with the customer award for superior integration with an enterprise platform.
Smithfield is the first Blacksmith Applications customer to integrate FORGE with the SAP HANA platform. SAP HANA is a high performance in-memory database management system that serves as the platform for new SAP products and analytical capabilities. As part of this project, they are extending the implementation of FORGE across the organization. The integration between SAP HANA and FORGE is progressing well, with both the business and Blacksmith Applications highly engaged to ensure an optimal result.
Smithfield uses FORGE for multiple sales channels, including retail, FSD, deli, c-store, perimeter, club, and mass merch.
Beth Malinowski, Sr. Project Manager at Blacksmith Applications said, “While many CPG companies use separate trade promotion management software to manage their different channels, such as FS, Retail, Deli, etc., we are managing all Smithfield’s channels within the Forge Application.”
Shawn Kaylor and Len Nicholson accepted the award on behalf of Smithfield.