Poultry Processor Townsend Gets Improved View of Important Cost Data

27 April 2004
Atlanta, Georgia

Townsend Inc., a leading global poultry processor, has selected 3C Software to implement the Impact:ECS Enterprise Cost System as part of their effort to effectively manage production costs. The agreement includes software licensing, consulting and maintenance services for its fresh meat processing plants in Batesville,AR and Siler City, NC,the further processing facility in Mocksville, NC and the company’s headquarters in Georgetown, DE.

Unlike traditional manufacturers whose main focus is in assembling products, poultry processors must also consider costs involved with disassembling products. Because most ERP systems are designed with only assembly in mind, Townsends sought a costing solution flexible enough to accommodate both processes. 3C Software’s track record in providing customized costing solutions to food processors like Smithfield Foods made Impact:ECS the best choice for calculating, analyzing and reporting costs.

The consulting team from 3C Software will work directly with cost and plant managers at Townsends to develop cost models that accurately reflect their current business process. The engagement, which is projected to last until the fall, will provide tools for relative market value, standard and actual costing, green weight computation, forecasting and yield analysis, inventory tracking and valuation, and cost reporting. Once the installation is complete, this important manufacturing and cost data will be available to cost managers and business leaders for review and analysis on their desktops.

About 3C Software
3C Software, developers of Impact:ECSâ„¢ and Impact:3C®, was founded in 1989 and is a leader in detailed cost management systems for process manufacturers. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, 3C Software serves clients in several manufacturing industries including automotive, textile and apparel, pulp and paper, semiconductor, chemical and rubber, and food and beverage. 3C Software’s rapidly implemented solutions work with all accounting methods, are simple to maintain, and handle unlimited calculations and variables. For more information about 3C Software, visit www.3csoftware.com or call 800-226-2036.