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.

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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.

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.

Ready to plot your course?

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

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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SAP S/4HANA – How Does It Transform the Consumer Products Industry?
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How Our Customers Benefit from Us

Cia Hering Implements SAP Commerce Cloud

When Cia. Hering decided on a new e-commerce solution, it sought a qualified partner to implement the SAP Commerce Cloud.

Leão Success Case – ARMS

Formed in 2007 from a joint venture between Coca-Cola Brazil and its regional manufacturers, Leão Alimentos e Bebidas, formerly known as SABB – Sistema de Alimentos e Bebidas do Brasil, is responsible for the entire national line of non-carbonated beverages, teas and energy drinks from Coca-Cola.

FEMSA Success Case – Billing System implementation

Founded in 1995, FEMSA is responsible for its own production and bottling, as well as selling and distributing beverages in the west of São Paulo and throughout the Brazilian State of Paraná.

Leão Success Case – WMS

Formed in 2007 from a joint venture between Coca-Cola Brazil and its regional manufacturers, Leão Alimentos e Bebidas, formerly known as SABB – Sistema de Alimentos e Bebidas do Brasil, is currently responsible for the entire national line of non-carbonated beverages, teas and energy drinks.

Vreugdenhil Dairy Foods

Together with the Vreugdenhil team, we successfully implemented SAP S/4HANA in an operative supply chain that has no room for disruptions or errors. Read how we broke down silos, upped business process efficiency, and went live during peak milk production season.

Agthia

Agthia Group is a leading Abu Dhabi based food and beverage company. Agthia offers a world-class portfolio of integrated businesses providing high-quality and trusted food and beverage products for customers and consumers across the UAE, GCC, Turkey, and the wider Middle East.

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

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