Plantensive Supports Grocery Wholesaler in SAP Technology Journey

Case Study: Plantensive Supports Grocery Wholesaler in SAP Technology Journey

Our client manufactures, markets, and sells snack foods. With multiple food brands produced under its name, they turned to the experts at Plantensive to lead a project to assess their “As-Is” Supply Chain processes and technology specifically for their European division. At the time of the project, they had also just acquired another business. The result? In the end, we provided recommendations for our client around package selection, business case development and implementation planning to merge the planning processes and technologies to align with both organizations. 

Our client, a large privately held regional grocer in North America who operates as both a Grocery Wholesaler with a large portfolio of private label brands and a retail operation with over 400 stores, partnered with Plantensive to assess their ability to successfully implement and absorb an enterprise-wide ERP solution, while gathering detailed requirements and performing an ERP Fit-Gap Analysis, considering their people, processes and technologies. Our client had outgrown their legacy information systems and needed advanced functionalities (ERP and Supply Chain Planning) to support an expanding business. They evaluated several solutions including SAP, Oracle, Retalix, and JDA and selected SAP in the end. Plantensive was contracted to support the early phases of their technology journey working directly with the CIO to assess their people, process and technology implications of a large and potentially multi-vendor software implementation. The result? Organizational Readiness Score with Gaps by Function, 1,200+ Detailed Business Requirements Cataloged, and ERP Fit-Gap Analysis Performed.