Overcome New Challenges in Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG)

Optimize demand management, comply with food safety regulations, and increase supply chain agility – with tailored solutions from a global network of SAP specialists.

Prepare Your Product Lifecycle Management for a New Era in Retail

Today’s consumer products businesses face a host of new challenges. Changing consumer demands are influencing product design and price optimization like never before. Meanwhile, the volatile economy necessitates unprecedented supply chain agility. And increasingly stringent food safety regulations mean compliance is not only more important, but also more difficult to achieve than ever.

To overcome these challenges, retail companies need to bring all of their PLM processes together in one place – with sophisticated ERP software that meets their specific needs.

Current Hot Topics for Consumer Products Providers

Demand Management

In today’s customer-driven market, effective demand management is absolutely essential. CPG companies require quick and easy access to relevant information to support profitability analysis and price optimization.

And to guarantee accurate data, they need best-of-breed forecasting software. Technology aside, enterprises must not lose sight of their most important asset – their customers.

Supply Chain Agility

Good planning is critical to success, but quick, efficient re-planning is as just as important. With an increasing number of goods being transported daily, planning must be agile enough to respond to unpredictable events – such as delivery delays caused by traffic jams.

To accelerate decision making, access to accurate real-time information via the IoT is vital.

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Food Safety

In an era defined by globalization and digitization, businesses require a systemized food safety program. This should ensure the highest possible quality across all processes and timely compliance with global regulations.

To close the gap between incidents and corrective actions, companies in the food sector need a powerful in-memory platform, while innovative IoT capabilities can keep them ahead of competition.

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Are You Facing Similar Challenges?

  • Is it increasingly difficult for you to cope with changing consumer demands and economic volatility?
  • Are you struggling with shrinking operating margins due to growing global competition and fluctuating raw material prices?
  • Are you suffering from compliance issues due to a dynamic global regulatory environment and the necessity to mitigate operational risk and manage nonconformance?
  • Are you familiar with all the compliance issues and food safety risks caused by a growing global economy?
  • Are data granularity and transparency increasingly significant to your company?

If you are currently facing one or more of these challenges, we can help you rethink your processes.

Learn about 3 Ways Consumer Products Companies are Transforming the Business

Your business needs a smarter, more flexible way to respond to changes in technology, in the consumer products industry and in your business. We can help you create a dynamic technology roadmap designed to help you pivot and adapt quickly.

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Industry-Specific Processes for Consumer Products

Inventory and Supply Chain Management

  • Manage inventory in multiple, concurrent units of measure where needed, and allow seamless processing in all units (e.g. pricing at the in-process scale)
  • Manage all inventory formats, including customer-owned, customer-pegged (promised), made-to-order (private label), quarantined, pre-approved by quality, etc.
  • Manage all traceability issues, lot track & trace, quality recall management, etc.

Sales and Operations Planning

  • Evaluate all options for improving the business
  • Explore product mix, customer mix, supply planning with ingredients and dry goods sourcing, supply chain costs, and optimization of cost options to maximize margins
  • Collaborate across all roles and functions to build the best plan

Product Lifecycle Management

  • Streamline PLM from product inception to disposal – and align the business’s product portfolio to its objectives
  • Transition from R&D to production in a well-planned, thoroughly coordinated manner

Pricing, Promotions, and Commissions

  • Manage complex customer pricing including deep top-to-bottom logic to accommodate complex contractual pricing component details
  • Assign prices based on individual product characteristics
  • Handle promotional pricing issues connected to the physical logistics planning cycles (inventory, transportation, etc.)
  • Implement automated price optimization based on demand
  • Compensate broker/distributor channels accurately, with links to the end customer where needed

Multichannel Sales

One system to handle:

  • direct
  • indirect via brokers/distributors
  • B2B and B2C e-commerce and online stores

Analytics & Yield Management

  • Align analytics with strategic needs throughout your business process
  • Manage yield throughout the buying, production, storage, and logistics execution processes – focus this effort on critical control points rather than inefficient all-encompassing scope
  • Increase visibility to key performance areas for business leadership, real-time, in-process (no closes needed)
  • Streamline end-of-month and end-of-year processes for fast, accurate completion
  • Leverage embedded analytics for real-time feedback on critical issues, such as yield

Profitability Analysis

  • Start with the right level of granularity to allow management of margin at the right level of detail for your business – most consumer products businesses need visibility at the customer and product level of detail
  • Slice and dice your profitability analysis to see the effects of customer/revenue and product/cost mix, logistics execution, and other factors influencing profitability – use this information to improve the sales and operations planning process

Our Consumer Packaged Goods Specialties

Eggs Industry

The egg sector, as a bulk business, is characterized by massive price pressure. Therefore, it is particularly important that all business processes, such as flock management, harvesting, grading, and sorting are optimally streamlined and run as cost-efficiently as possible. As experts in the egg industry, we know your processes inside out and will find an SAP solution to cover all your needs.

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Bakery & Confectionery

Over the past few years, sales figures in the bakery & confectionery industry have nearly stagnated due to customers’ changing nutrition habits. However, to stay competitive it is more crucial than ever. As a basic requirement, you have to ensure that all processes – such as recipe management and quality control – run smoothly. Our experts support you with industry-specific SAP solutions so that you can concentrate on your core business: the production of culinary delights.

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Meat Industry

Food safety regulations are particularly stringent in the meat industry, and compliance is vital for avoiding costly penalties – or, even worse, closure of the company. Moreover, legal requirements are changing fast and it is not easy to keep track of them all. We will support you with our proven expertise and SAP solutions that are tailored to your unique requirements.

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Dairy Sector

The growth of the healthy snacking culture and of online and mobile shopping are changing the way dairy food is being bought and consumed. Adapt to these trends through better use of technology and data to target customers with tailored offers. At the same time, ensure that supply and demand are in line through better inventory management. With our extensive knowledge of dairy industry processes, we can help you overcome these new challenges.

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Durables

Digital transformation and changing consumer buying habits mean that analytics and big data are now requirements in the consumer durables industry. Companies must tackle the topics of cloud adoption, data security, and SAP HANA to stay competitive in the growing global market. Profit from our technological thought leadership and industry-specific knowledge to overcome any challenge you may face.

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It's Often the Little Things That Make the Difference

We understand the subtle differences among the consumer products industry’s specialties. As such, we have developed a multitude of industry-specific products to provide our customers with tailored SAP solutions – whether on-premise, cloud, or hybrid.

Consumer Products Industry Principal, NTT DATA Business Solutions

NTT DATA Business Solutions: Experience Meets Innovation in Consumer Products

As a trusted long-standing partner of SAP, NTT DATA Business Solutions is part of the development process for industry-specific solutions from the outset. Combined with over 30 years’ experience in SAP implementations across multiple industry segments, this gives us unparalleled knowledge of the consumer products industry. It also puts us at the forefront of innovation in the sector, meaning that as we grow, you grow.

What’s more, thanks to our global presence, you can benefit from our best-in-class B2B and B2C solutions and round-the-clock consulting, wherever you are.

More Useful Insights into the Consumer Products Industry

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The Cross-Over Effect: Positioning Consumer Products on the Growth Path

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Application Managed Services (AMS) in the Digital Age - Consumer Products - Food Industry

The digital era demands a new approach to AMS for consumer products food producers. Learn how you can accelerate the pace of translating business needs into application opportunities.

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SAP S/4HANA – How Does It Transform the Consumer Products Industry?
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SAP S/4HANA – How Does It Transform the Consumer Products Industry?

Just simplify your consumer products processes with real-time supply chains and digitalized sales – two of SAP S/4HANA’s key industry capabilities.

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How Our Customers Benefit from Us

Kamps GmbH

Proactive application support, end-to-end system monitoring and a flexible support model by NTT DATA Business Solutions ensure that Kamps benefits from outstanding performance and security within daily business.

BSH

BSH operates within Bosch group with a total of 60 thousand employees globally and its largest factory is located in Tekirdağ, Turkey.

KLAFS

With the integration of SAP Cloud Platform and the cloud-based application, SAP Sales Cloud, at KLAFS customer relationships are strengthened, sales opportunities are identified at an early stage and revenue is increased on a lasting basis.

Duracell

NTT DATA Business Solutions establishes a cloud-portable testing automation platform leveraging SAP’s Solution Manager as part of Duracell’s journey to Business Suite on HANA

Premier Foods

SAP Analytics Cloud Planning was implemented as a solution to improve and standardise the commercial planning process. The integration with SAP SuccessFactors will help drive the HR planning process.

A market leader in fish and shellfish processing

The conversion and migration to S/4HANA was carried out very successfully, quickly, and smoothly.

LEHA

With the implementation of SAP S/4HANA and the customized NTT DATA Business Solutions AddOns it.configure and it.mobile InfoCollector App, LEHA now has a state-of-the-art IT landscape that ensures continuous growth and readyness for the digital future.

Nilfisk A/S, Copenhagen, Denmark

Nilfisk has entered the increasingly lucrative rental market. To leverage the full potential of their rental business, they have implemented it.hire&rental from NTT DATA Business Solutions.

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Dagrofa Inspires Grocery Store Managers to Play with Data.

Linzmeier

Successful retail business needs a reliable cashbox application. The preconfigured cashbox solution is perfectly aligned with Linzmeier’s SAP processes. Financial and goods flows remain transparent all the time.

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