ATLANTA, May 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Todd Butner, E-Systems manager for turkey products producer Butterball, LLC, is scheduled to discuss how the company has handled integration projects designed to streamline business processes at next week's ASUG Annual Conference next week in Orlando. Butner's session - "Using SAP's ALE Integration Layer: Talking Turkey with Butterball" - will examine Butterball's experience with both SAP's Application Link Enabling (ALE) middleware and SEEBURGER's business integration platform, including the company's recommended best practices for executing integration projects both inside and outside SAP ERP.
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With five plants, Butterball has a disparate technical environment that includes a mix of Windows and AS/400 applications as well as SQL Server and Oracle databases. Integration projects have included various EDI/B2B improvements that have increased automation by increasing trading partners' participation in Butterball's EDI program; connectivity between the company's transportation management system and the 3PLs handling shipments; a vendor-managed inventory (VMI) implementation that pushes inbound planning information to the company's JDA demand and forecasting software and the resulting orders into SAP; and more.
The projects have helped Butterball solve supply chain and technical challenges ranging from heavy peak season volumes and rapid order turnaround requirements to batch processing delays, growth in trading partner numbers and serialization issues on inbound shipments.
Butner's session is scheduled at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 14. The complete ASUG agenda is available at http://agendabuilder.sapevents.com/go/ab.sessioncatalog/?l=56.
Headquartered in Garner, N.C., Butterball is the largest producer of turkey products in the U.S. – producing approximately 1 billion pounds of turkey each year. For more than 50 years, the company has provided foodservice and retail products to customers and consumers around the world. As an industry leader in quality and food safety, the company employs numerous processes to ensure the health of flocks and implements recognized prevention measures to exceed food safety standards. Butterball products are currently distributed throughout the U.S. and in more than 30 countries. Butterball operates five processing plants located in North Carolina, Arkansas and Missouri.