Chinese bottled beverage manufacturer to benefit from faster ordering and mobile accessibility using Cordys business process management
Putten, The Netherlands, 7th June 2012 – Cordys today announces that Nongfu Spring Co., Ltd., the largest producer of bottled mineral water and beverages in China, has implemented the Cordys Business Operations Platform (BOP) for application integration and development to improve the efficiencies of their business operations, reduce costs and improve customer satisfaction.
With a dozen production sites, more than 8,000 sales representatives and over a million clients, Nongfu Spring requires sophisticated ordering processes and logistics in a market that changes every day. The company’s previous SAP-based system was limited in its ability to effectively handle complex processes that need to be flexible and adaptable to their ever-changing business environment, so Nongfu Spring selected Cordys to be the cornerstone technology to transform its business operations.
With the objective of giving their employees more accurate, up-to-date and actionable information, Nongfu Spring implemented Cordys’ powerful and highly scalable SOA-grid capabilities to integrate separate databases and multiple disparate applications, improving its business efficiencies, meeting production and delivery commitments and boosting customer satisfaction and retention.
More importantly, Nongfu Spring is also taking advantage of the entire range of the Cordys BOP capabilities with the Cordys Composite Application Framework to rapidly define, develop and deploy new applications. One of the first applications built, gives its large and geographically dispersed sales force remote access to comprehensive customer information via mobile devices this means that Nongfu sales representatives will be able to submit orders while they are at the client site or on the move, accelerating their business to match or better the speed of the market.
Patrick Hoo, Chief Innovation Officer at Nongfu Spring, comments on the project, “The food and beverage market we operate in is constantly evolving. One day a client might ask us for a new product and, the next, a competitor might lower its prices, having a massive impact on our operating margins. The Cordys platform will enable us to bring innovations to the market faster, and respond to customer demands cost-effectively by transforming our business operations both internally and externally with clients and suppliers.”
Art Landro, Chief Executive Officer at Cordys, continues, “Nongfu Spring is an excellent example of an organisation with complex data sets and business processes operating in a highly competitive market. The Cordys platform organizes and streamlines that complexity, speeding up NongFu’s ordering process and giving its mammoth sales team access to accurate customer information while on the go, keep them one step ahead of the competition. For a company like Nongfu Spring the ability to move quickly to adapt to changing market conditions is absolutely vital to its success, and we are pleased that Cordys plays a key part in that.”
About Nongfu Spring Co., Ltd.
NongFu Spring is the largest subsidiary of Yang Shen Tang Company (YST). Nongfu Spring is the biggest manufacturer of bottled mineral water and beverages in China and has twelve production sites and several factories. Nongfu Spring has more than 1 million clients, revenue of $1.6 billion and 10.000 employees, which makes them one of China’s 10 leading beverages companies. The company was founded in 1996 and is based in Hangzhou, China.
Cordys is a global provider of software for business process innovation. Global 2000 companies worldwide have selected Cordys to achieve performance improvements in their business operations such as increased productivity, reduced time to market and faster response to ever-changing market demands. Headquartered in the Netherlands, Cordys is a global company with offices in the Americas, EMEA and Asia-Pacific. www.cordys.com.
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