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Managed Infrastructure and Application Services for Smithfield Foods

"We have formed one of the most business-savvy, collaborative global IT teams in the industry where strong leadership, innovation and willingness to go the extra mile accompany our every achievement"

Mansour Zadeh, Global CIO, Smithfield Foods

The customer

Smithfield Foods is a $13 billion global food company, widely known as the world’s largest pork processor and hog producer. Also recognized by Fortune Magazine as one of the most admired food companies, Smithfield Foods’ sustainability program maintains a strong focus on animal care, community involvement, employee safety, environmental, and food safety and quality.

The challenge

Smithfield Foods wanted to consolidate and streamline their structure in order to leverage the strength of a unified team and enjoy operational efficiencies. With IT functionality on every path and gate of the business, it was identified as a key enabler.

The approach

Fujitsu currently supports the majority of the infrastructure, IT network, helpdesk, desktop and application management and hosting services in the United States and Europe. It proved a key partner in supporting this business objective.

The benefit

  • New enterprise portal, dashboards and social media tools drive collaboration, knowledge sharing and innovation
  • Cloud and mobile technologies boost marketing and consumer brand awareness
  • An IT Investment Council fosters regular collaboration between the finance leadership of Smithfield Foods’, IT and Fujitsu leadership
  • Consumer-focused IT systems, mobile technology and business intelligence initiatives support supply chain management, trade promotion, finance, human resources, and marketing activities

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