Nestle: ERP Implementation Of The Food And Beverage Company

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Introduction: Nestle, which is the largest Food &Beverage company in the world, have an estimated 8,500 brands, manufactures around 10,000 various products in nearly 500 factories in 83 countries and employs some 250,00 people. The company markets its products in 130 countries across the world, with annual revenue of more than £71 billion in 2007. Nestle is one of the Fortune 500 firms is implementing one type of ES such as Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems to improve the execution of their business strategy and to improve integration with its IT strategy by offering the chance to re-engineer business processes, coordinate the systems of geographically dispersed locations, consolidate data, and empower users by giving them access to all the company’s data in real time. However, these implementations fail miserably as they run behind schedule and over budget but, other times they are successful. Therefore, the company needs to be considering their own ERP implementation. Data, Information and Knowledge Management: Data Sources & Management Nestle have extensive details of their current products, employees, customers, suppliers and competitors. They also possess propriety data like parents. Despite of using database systems, it is a well-versed approach for maintaining the data such as Executive Information System and Employee Self Service to store these data, but they are often department specific, bespoke applications. Thus, data is not effectively used by the

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