The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) is the world's largest beverage company, refreshing consumers with more than 500 sparkling and still brands and more than 3,800 beverage choices. As one of the worlds most global organizations there exists here a great challege and opportunity in the multiple procurement and inventory data sets that result from manufacturing and distributing products to people in more than 200 countries.
In phase 1 of this project our Refresh Desktop tool will be used to standardize, spend classify and de-duplicate up to half a million materials and services used primarily in the manufacturing and distribution processes. It will focus on the bottling plants, distribution centers, warehouses, fleet and vending assets in around 10 of the most important growth markets globally. Data has already been extracted from multiple ERP systems, primarily SAP and this data will be cleansed, automatically spend-classified and de-duplicated by the Refresh Desktop algortihms run by the Coca-Cola staff in-house.