Industry: Agriculture, Consumer Products (food)
Category: Cloud, SAP S/4HANA, SAP Transportation Management

Here's how Nedspice gets instant and reliable insight into its global supply chain

To strengthen their ambitions, the company wants to capture sustainability throughout the chain. Thanks to SAP S/4HANA and our it.agriculture accelerator, we made a fully traceable supply chain possible.

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Nedspice customer story

Why did Nedspice choose us as a partner?

  • Nedspice was looking for a global, stable organisation that could handle international implementations, but was also able to standardise processes at a medium-sized company.
  • There was a great cultural fit between Nedspice and the consultants involved. Jos van Gulick, General director of Vietnam and project manager at the time, says: “In complex implementation projects like this, it is crucial to work with a partner who is willing to keep listening and, especially when things are difficult, keeps working on a solution together. The experts at NTT DATA Business Solutions went the extra mile when necessary and were very driven to bring the project to a successful end.”
  • Nedspice was keen to work with a partner with expertise in both SAP and the food and agriculture industry. In addition, it was looking for a partner with broad experience in the countries in which it operates.

With this new system, we can make all data transparent. We are now able to take the right decisions at the right time.

Jos van Gulick, General Director, Nedspice

Industry: Food & Agriculture
Products: Spices, herbs, and dried vegetables
Locations: Production plants in India and Vietnam. Sales offices, warehouses, and distribution points in the Netherlands, India, Vietnam, United States, United Kingdom, South Africa, and China.
Employees: 716 employees worldwide and more than 4,500 farmers supplying products directly to Nedspice
Revenue: 136.24 million in 2021
Website: www.nedspice.com

Challenges and benefits

What challenges did Nedspice encounter?

  • Gaining control over the quality of production processes. From the moment the farmer grows the raw materials and delivers them to the factory up until the moment processed products leave the warehouse and are on their way to the customer.
  • Getting a firm hold on the international process of buying and selling in a market characterised by highly fluctuating prices.
  • The different Nedspice sites used various master data concepts. As a result, there was no uniform insight, which made it difficult to take the right decisions at the right time.
  • Being able to remain compliant with ever-changing laws and regulations at the various international sales, warehousing, and production sites.
  • Gaining more transparency in working methods and traceability of raw materials throughout the global supply chain.

What solutions did we implement?

  • SAP S/4HANA & it.agriculture accelerator
  • SAP Analytics Cloud
  • SAP Transportation Management
  • Scanning solution

What is improving for Nedspice now?

  • All locations work according to the same processes through one integrated system. Nedspice now has a single source of truth, enabling real-time data analysis of all international production, warehousing, and sales locations.
  • Nedspice now has up-to-date insight into market prices, enabling them to make the right sales and purchasing decisions at the right time.
  • Full traceability of raw materials and products from farm to distribution, making it easier to comply with laws and regulations.
  • Nedspice saves costs and time through automated processes such as real-time data analysis and scanning solutions for order picking. This also reduces the risk of manual errors.

Transparency and time savings with a standardised system

Transparency and instant insight into all processes of all production, sales, and warehouse locations. That’s what Nedspice, a global and sustainable producer of herbs, spices, and dried vegetables, wanted. Together with us, NTT DATA Business Solutions, the company laid a solid foundation for future growth with SAP S/4HANA and the it.agriculture accelerator. With this, we enabled a fully traceable supply chain.

Investing in traceability for a sustainable chain

As sustainability is the future and therefore key to Nedspice’s strategy, traceability of raw materials and products is also a key focus. One of the reasons for the company to work with us on the implementation of a new IT system, was the need for traceability from field to fork.

Holistic and up-to-date insight into a global market

Better control of quality and production processes; that was not the only motivation to make the switch to a new system. Nedspice was growing substantially in a relatively volatile market, and it simply needed holistic, reliable ánd up-to-date insight to be able to continue this growth in a profitable, but also sustainable way. And to achieve that, Nedspice had several requirements for the new ERP system. Besides a 360-view of its entire operations, optimising recipes was also high on Nedspice’s list. Next to that, improving and automating data entry from labs and warehouses was a must. As well as being able to perform better data analysis, preferably in real-time.

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Nedspice, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Transparency and instant insight into all processes of all production, sales, and warehouse locations. In this case study, you can discover how we helped Nedspice realise its ambitions.

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