09 January 2020

Leading U.S. natural fiber and foam manufacturer Barnhardt selects IFS Applications in the cloud

Fully managed cloud ERP solution from IFS to provide operational visibility through one version of the truth

London, January 9, 2020 – IFS, the global enterprise applications company, announces that Barnhardt Manufacturing Company, a leading producer of natural fiber and foam products, has chosen IFS Applications™ 10 as its enterprise resource planning (ERP) system of record.

A fourth-generation family business based in Charlotte, NC, Barnhardt owns and operates eight manufacturing facilities across the United States. With a diverse product line comprising nine different brands, the company needed to consolidate its IT environment, which consisted of a number of disparate systems that did not cover all mission-crititcal processes.

Following a competitive bid that included several global ERP vendors, Barnhardt chose IFS Applications based on its full suite of capabilities and robust cloud delivery architecture through the Microsoft Azure platform. The IFS solution will support all parts of Barnhardt’s value chain, from manufacturing, warehousing and product development, project management to financials, quality management, and maintenance.

“We were looking for an end-to-end ERP solution that could help us free up time for our IT staff to focus more on more strategic activities rather than business system upkeep,” said Todd Sain, Corporate Director of IT. “With IFS Applications, we will be able to consolidate crucial areas such as multi-company, multi-brand financials to achieve new levels of operational visibility and control—all in a secure cloud environment that is 100 percent managed by IFS.”

Cindy Jaudon, IFS Regional President, Americas, added, “We are thrilled to see nearly three quarters of new customers in North America opting to deploy in the cloud, which speaks to the strength of our managed service offering. Barnhardt, like all growing manufacturing companies, will benefit from IFS Applications’ robust capabilities that are engineered to handle multi-site and multi-company strategies while ensuring flexibility and choice in terms of architecture and deployment. We look forward to a long and mutually beneficial collaboration with Barnhardt.”

Learn more about how IFS supports manufacturers at www.ifs.com/corp/industries/manufacturing/.

About Barnhardt Manufacturing Company

Barnhardt Manufacturing Company, a privately held, family owned business, was founded in 1900 by Thomas M. Barnhardt. With corporate headquarters in Charlotte, NC, the Company has additional facilities in Mount Airy, NC, Kinston, NC, Dalton, GA, Griswoldville, MA, Clearfield, UT and Reno, NV. Its products are distributed globally.

From its beginnings as a supplier for buggy seats and horse collars, Barnhardt has deepened its commitment to fiber based markets with an emphasis on cotton purification. Through acquisitions, the Company has expanded into the dental, medical, pharmaceutical, beauty, furniture, mattress and carpet padding, foam and insulation markets. Today, Barnhardt Manufacturing Company operates two divisions: the Barnhardt Natural Fibers Group and NCFI Polyurethanes. The Natural Fibers Group supplies purified cotton for pharmaceutical packaging, as well as the production of baby and personal hygiene products such as swabs, cotton balls and rolls, wipes, pads and tampons. Additionally, it manufacturers and markets its own line of consumable products into the dental, medical and beauty markets. NCFI Polyurethanes produces flexible and specialty urethanes used in bedding, aircraft, insulation, roofing and geotech markets.

About IFS 

IFS develops and delivers enterprise software for customers around the world who manufacture and distribute goods, build and maintain assets, and manage service-focused operations. The industry expertise of our people and solutions, together with a commitment to delivering value to every one of our customers, has made IFS a recognized leader and the most recommended supplier in our sector. Our team of 3,700 employees and growing ecosystem of partners support more than 10,000 customers around the world challenge the status quo and realize their competitive advantage. Learn more about how our enterprise software solutions can help your business today at ifs.com.

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