As one of the world’s largest consumer goods companies and an instantly recognizable brand name, the company faces an increasing need to better manage procurement, production and the environment on a global scale. Additionally as a leader in sustainability, it has also made a commitment to cut its environmental footprint in half within a decade as well as generate $50+ million in sustainable savings over the shorter term. This brings the requirement to optimize stock and purchasing by embedding professional data standards in the SAP system within an intuitive process for all supply chain users.
Algorithmically automated de-duplication, naming conventions, spend classification codes, tax codes and templates for all purchased materials and services will be included on day1, allowing automatic cleansing and classification inside the SAP system in real time. This brings the SAP materials requestor a step closer to their goal - material master data governance the easy way, and the company another step towards its goal of becoming one of the most cost effective, socially responsible consumer goods companies in the world.