Grupo Boticário partners with SAP and SAP Ariba to drive digital supply chain
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Grupo Boticário is teaming with SAP and SAP Ariba to build a connected and intelligent supply chain, the company has announced.
Leveraging solutions from SAP Ariba, has created a simple, digital process through which it can efficiently manage and collaborate across the entire source-to-settle in a simple, smart and integrated way.
The company, which is considered a global leader in the cosmetics industry delivering some of the most popular beauty products, joins more than 180,000 other companies in Brazil that are connected to the Ariba Network.
“The world has gone digital and procurement has gone with it,” said Catalina Manrique, Vice President, SAP Ariba Latin America. “Innovative companies like Grupo Boticário have embraced this trend and are powering new ways of thinking and operating that beyond savings and efficiencies, can create long-term, sustainable advantage for their business.”
Although 84% of global companies recognise that digital transformation is fundamental for their survival in the next five years, only 3% of them have completed digital transformation initiatives throughout their operations, as shown by the report SAP Digital Transformation Executive Study: 4 Ways Leaders Set Themselves Apart.
Based on interviews with more than 3,000 senior executives from 17 countries, the study identified a set of challenges, opportunities, values and relevant technologies that are instrumental in driving the digital transformation journey.
For example, more than half of the companies in Latin America and Brazil expect to increase their turnover in 2018 but are aware that, in the next two years, the speed of change in the market will increase, generating the need to accelerate their go-to-market strategy.
“We make more than 350mn products every year. That's more than one for every person in the Brazilian population,” said Nicolas Simone, CIO, Grupo Boticário.
“Running a business of this magnitude requires a highly synchronised supply chain. And with solutions from SAP and SAP Ariba, we can build one.”
New speakers announced for Procurement & Supply Chain Live
Two leading executives in supply chain transformation have been confirmed for this year's Procurement & Supply Chain Live event.
Procurement & Supply Chain Live is the perfect opportunity to hear from prominent executives at the world’s leading procurement and supply chain businesses. The event will be streamed live from Tobacco Dock, London via the leading networking platform Brella.
The three-day show, running 28-30 September 2021, is an essential deep dive into the industry, with influential speakers sharing insights and strategies from their organisations, group roundtable discussions, and fireside chats.
We take a look at the latest additions to the already amazing lineup of speakers announced so far, and what they will bring to the flagship event.
VP Global Supply Chain at Macmillan Education Ltd
Shaun Plunkett has over 30 years of supply chain leadership experience in FMCG, entertainment and media sectors, supporting multi-billion euro businesses including Universal Music, EMI, Sony Music, Harper Collins and Associated British Foods. He has a track record of successfully delivering transformational change coupled with award winning operating models and developing and coaching global teams. Plunkett says that challenging the status quo is at the heart of what drives him on a daily basis - and encouraging others to continuously push the boundaries.
Read more about Plunkett’s involvement in Macmillan Education’s supply chain transformation HERE
Digital Transformation Lead, Oracle UK and Board Member, CILT at Macmillan Education Ltd
Vikram Singla is digital transformation director at Oracle, UK. He helps supply chain and finance business leaders leverage technology to deliver meaningful business outcomes for their organisations. He also serves on the board if CILT (Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport) – UK and is an Honorary Visiting Fellow at Anglian Ruskin University. Singla has more than 25 years’ experience in the technology sector, and in global supply chain transformation, including deploying business transformation programmes for Fortune 500 firms. In his spare time, Singla is a passionate brand ambassador for Cancer Research.
Plunkett and Singla join a growing line-up of speakers, including: Sheri R. Hinish, IBM; Robert Copeland, G4S; Daniel Weise, BCG; Mark Bromley, Mastercard; David Loseby, Rolls Royce; and Ninian Wilson, Vodafone Procurement Company.