Case Studies

Advisory for Business Process Reengineering

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The Client

Food processing company

The Challenge

The company was struggling to successfully implement their Business Process Reengineering (BPR) project and other improvement initiatives.

Additionally, due to SAP ECC support being discontinued, there was urgency around implementing SAP S/4HANA for the financial component.

The Solution

We deployed a Supply Chain Finance & SAP consultant to the company to deliver expertise and drive adoption and standardization of industry best-in-class processes, metrics, reporting, and overall solutions.

Our consultant advised on three crucial aspects of the BPR project:

  • Part One: Working closely with Finance and IT leads, the consultant provided subject matter expertise for the SAP S/4HANA implementation from the prepared foods/protein industry sector perspective.
  • Part Two: Recommend and drove quick win process and reporting changes not dependent on the SAP S/4HANA implementation.
  • Part Three: Recommend longer-term process changes and priorities for upcoming BPR phases. This included educating the company on how the BPR project integrated with the overall manufacturing, supply chain, and procurement strategy.

Deliverables included specific recommendations for process and reporting changes; creation of KPIs and dashboards; an implementation plan with estimated timing and resource requirements; and recommendations for scope and timing of future BPR phases and additional improvement initiatives.

Our consultant’s unique supply chain, finance, and SAP experience helped with the strategic aspects of the project including discussing the profit center hierarchy setup, identification of forward-looking financial planning tools, linkage of the S&OP process to the financial planning process, process improvements for better decision making, streamlining reporting, policy development, and resource optimization.

The Benefit

  • Prepared the company for a successful SAP S/4HANA implementation
  • Promoted commonality and optimization in processes, tools, and reporting
  • Equipped executives and key decision makers with the metrics to drive business strategy

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