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Dawn Food Products, Inc. to support enterprise risk management across its global operations with Ideagen’s software

Thursday, March 29, 2018

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The US company will implement Pentana Audit across its global internal audit operations including manufacturing sites in the USA, Mexico and Europe

Dawn Foods Products, Inc., providers of quality bakery products and innovative food solutions, is to work with Ideagen to improve processes around enterprise risk management across its global operations.

The US-based foods company will implement Ideagen’s Pentana Audit software for its worldwide internal audit operations which includes operational audits of its distribution centres and key manufacturing sites in Michigan, USA, Naucalpan in Mexico and Amsterdam, the Netherlands.  

Pentana Audit will also help Dawn Foods’ internal audit team conduct financial audits as well as extensively support external auditors during the business’ interim and year-end financial audits.

Vadiraj Chenji, Director of Internal Audit at Dawn Foods, said Pentana Audit will bring with it efficiency and time savings – as well as improve enterprise level risk management (ERM).

He added: “We have a team of five internal auditors conducting both financial and operational audits across the business, using a mixture of manual, paper-based process and spreadsheet documentation.

“Pentana Audit will bring with it a number of efficiencies in regards to our corporate compliance obligations associated with our operational and financial audits and reviews. In addition, we extensively support our external auditors around both interim and end of year financial audits and Ideagen’s software will also strengthen that aspect of our operations.”

Mr Chenji continued: “The flexibility of being able to integrate ERM into the Pentana Audit software was a huge factor in us choosing to work with Ideagen. We fully expect a number of improvements in terms of reporting, monitoring and tracking of audits to provide accurate data quickly for senior management and for our Audit Committee. By providing real time operational performance and risk management data, it will allow us to implement a strong governance model to deliver resilience, compliance and the strategic goals of the business.”

Bakery manufacturer and ingredients supplier, Dawn Foods Inc., inspires bakery success every day. Committed to delighting its customers around the world, Dawn Foods delivers the insights, innovations, products and bakery expertise that empowers them to achieve their aspirations. 

Headquartered in Jackson, Michigan, Dawn Foods partners with some 40,000 artisanal and retail bakers, food service leaders and manufacturers located in more than 100 countries and has nearly 5,000 team members globally. The company is a trusted advisor to its customers, helping to grow their customers' business through expertise, insights and proven strategies for growth.

Ideagen is a UK company which provides quality, safety, audit, performance and risk management software and expertise and has operations in the UK, the European Union, the United States, Middle East and Southeast Asia.

The company helps the world’s leading brands to improve operational efficiency, strengthen compliance and oversight and anticipate and manage every detail of risk. This enables organisations to reduce costs and improve efficiency.

Currently, Ideagen has over 3,000 organisations using its products, including many blue-chip names in the food and drink industry such as Danone, Nestle, Coca-Cola, Mondelez, Kelloggs and Unilever.

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