SAP Case Studies Fresh Solutions for Fresh Produce

Fresh Solutions for Fresh Produce

Fresh Solutions for Fresh Produce
Logistics & Warehousing
Process Control & Optimization (PCO)

Dole processes 48,000 purchase orders each year from farmers across several countries and regions. In order to shorten the PO process, Dole needed to centralize all data and standardize and automate the tools, information, and practices used to manage procurement processes across the region, to save precious time and money. The company looked to SAP to streamline the entire procure-to-pay process.

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Dole Food Company is an American agricultural multinational corporation headquartered in Westlake Village, California. The company is the largest producer of fruits and vegetables in the world, operating with 74,300 full-time and seasonal employees who are responsible for over 300 products in 90 countries.

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Dole discovered that the Ariba Procure-to-Pay solution could more effectively manage all of their spendings for business units across Central and South America with built-in flexibility to adapt to the unique environment and culture of suppliers in each country. Software Components - Ariba Procure-to-Pay solution

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Delivery Time, Production Efficiency, Total Setup Time, Procurement Process
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Emerging (technology has been on the market for > 2 years)
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[Data Management - Data Analysis]
Cloud solutions enable aggregation of 'big data' to enable more robust analysis and lower costs.
[Data Management - Data Collection]
Cloud solutions enable aggregation of purchase orders straight from farmers in the fields.
[Efficiency Improvement - Time To Market]
Programming time, production time, and installation time are shortened during the introduction of new products.

Where it used to take 16 days to process a single purchase order, now hours later, the information has been processed, stored and is up-to-date, ready for top-level access.

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