Seven plants of Mars company (one of the largest manufacturers in the field of food and animal feed) in Russia have implemented the SAP Extended Warehouse Management system (SAP EWM). The project was implemented by TeamIdea company.
The team's goal was to increase the capacity of the IT system responsible for warehouse logistics and order processing speed. SAP EWM testing took place simultaneously at all 7 enterprises in parallel with the development and configuration of the system, then each of the plants was put into operation in stages. It is planned to deploy the system at three more factories of the company in Russia in the future as well as in the distribution center.
It was noted in the Mars company that this project in Russia is a good example for using the SAP EWM system at Mars enterprises in other countries. Today the SAP EWM implementation project is also underway in Latin America.
"The implementation of the SAP EWM system allowed us not only to maintain the necessary speed and quality when processing orders but also to increase the efficiency of warehouse logistics management. Thanks to the well-coordinated work of the Mars and TeamIdea project teams and the use of agile approaches, we were able to complete the project in a short time and without critical situations for business processes," - said Fyodor Lapatkov, director of supply chain at Mars Pet Nutrition in Russia.
"Technologies allow large companies to maintain market leadership by providing the most convenient and high-quality service. The level of customer comfort and the impressions they get from communicating with the brand are the main priority for many businesses today. I am confident that the SAP EWM solution will help the Mars company to strengthen its leadership position by providing the customer with a high level of service through well-structured and efficient warehouse processes," - said Alexey Petunin, managing director of SAP on relations with clients and fast-growing companies in Russia and the CIS.
"Mars is a large international corporation with a complex landscape and a large volume of integrations. To run SAP EWM simultaneously in seven warehouses of the company we designed the SAP EWM solution as a single template for the processes of all seven factories, taking into account the warehouse topology. This approach has helped the client to reduce the implementation time and avoid the appearance of critical comments. We are proud of the results of the project and thank Mars for their trust," - said Pavel Malko, partner and director of practice development at SAP TeamIdea.