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Consumer Products Goods

Company – A Global Consumer Packaged Goods Producer
Industry – Consumer Packaged Goods
Global Scale – $4+ billion in Revenue

Business Goals

  • Business Growth – Needed to define a centralized process for planning that incorporated the sales plan with production capabilities to better manage margin.
  • Business Efficiencies – 40,000+ hours annually were spent in the creation of the annual budget. Little time was available to analyze the plan or perform value-added re-forecasting.
  • Business Effectiveness – Newly acquired companies had not been fully folded into the organization and the supply chain / operations procedure was not included in the planning and forecasting process.

Implementation Highlights

  • Define a Common Process – Across the organization, with limited unique capabilities for some Lines of Business
  • Provided Detail Planning – For costing build up, including a Raw Material pricing and hedging model
  • Integrated Sales Plan – With expense plans, operations plan, materials and inventory, as well as salary planning

Business Benefits from SAP BPC on HANA

  • By reducing 50% of the annual planning process time, this Global Consumer Packaged Goods Producer was able to:
    • Enable monthly re-forecast efforts
    • Delivered end-to-end insight to how plans related between revenue, operations, and back office
    • Identified certain customer relationships where contract terms were being missed, but pricing was not being adjusted, leaving margin on the table.
    • Provided the company’s first ever robust Capital Planning solution to better manage spend and depreciation

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