Customer Showcase:

Best Practices in Inventory Optimization

Driving Supply Chain Excellence at Diageo


Date: Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Time: 2:00 pm ET/ 11:00 am PT
Duration: 60 minutes (including Q&A)

Hosted by SAPinsider, sponsored by SAP

Operating in 180 markets, Diageo is the world's leading premium drinks business with an outstanding collection of beverage alcohol brands across spirits, beer and wine. These brands include Johnnie Walker, Crown Royal, J&B, Windsor, Buchanan's and Bushmills whiskies, Smirnoff, Ciroc and Ketel One vodkas, Baileys, Captain Morgan, Jose Cuervo, Tanqueray and Guinness. Diageo trades in approximately 180 markets and has offices in 80 countries, and the company has manufacturing facilities across the globe including Great Britain, Ireland, United States, Canada, Spain, Italy, Africa, Latin America, Australia, India and the Caribbean.

Learn how Diageo positioned SAP Enterprise Inventory Optimization by SmartOps as a critical component of its transformational supply chain planning program – Project Globe.

The session will include insights into their journey thus far including:

  • Enterprise Inventory Optimization Process design - its importance in ensuring the application would integrate seamlessly with other newly established processes
  • Benefits – how SAP Enterprise Inventory Optimization can be used to ring-fence inventory and customer service benefits from other completing supply chain initiatives
  • Fixing the Mix – ensuring that an SAP Enterprise Inventory Optimization implementation is viewed as inventory management rather than inventory reduction
  • Lessons learned from the implementation                        

Featured Speakers:

George O’Neill, Program and Governance Manager, Diageo
Kieran Watt, Inventory Optimization Lead, Diageo
Eric Simonson, Director of Solution Management, SAP

Register for the event here