SCT (Nasdaq: SCTC) announced yesterday that Godiva Europe, a world leader in the manufacturing, distribution and marketing of premium chocolates and pralines, has licensed supply chain components of SCT’s iProcess.sct e-business solution for its premium chocolates division.
From New York to Paris to Tokyo, Godiva brings the best of Belgian confections to the world. However, their international supply chain also brings unique challenges to the company. The combination of a worldwide sales force and a complex seasonal sales profile, which includes promotions and special events, demands that their supply chain solution handle the inherent variability common in the process industries.
“In order to optimize our customer service levels while maximizing operating efficiencies, Godiva Europe requires a supply chain tool that will not only support the generation of global forecast figures but will also drive a more dynamic production plan for our Belgian operations,” says Koen Goossens, Supply Chain Manager at Godiva. “Advanced Planning and Demand Planning combine to provide collaborative forecasts which translate into an optimized production plan, taking into account Godiva’s complex environment with floating bottlenecks.”
E-business strategy is becoming increasingly more critical to the chocolate giant’s supply chain. “The deep functional fit with our process industry environment, in combination with a solid technical architecture, has made SCT the preferred partner for Godiva’s e-business solution,” says Peter Stevens, IT Manager at Godiva.
“We are very excited to have been selected by Godiva and look forward to working with them to deliver a solution for their worldwide e-business strategy,” said Stu Young, President and Managing Director of SCT International. “Godiva’s decision to partner with SCT is further evidence of SCT’s impressive time-to benefit ratio, e-business vision, and in-depth knowledge and focus on the food industry.”
Fygir Demand Planning and Fygir Advanced Planning are components of iProcess.sct, a unique combination of e-business solutions built to serve the special requirements of manufacturers and distributors in the process industries such as food & beverage, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology and consumer packaged goods. iProcess.sct provides value-added benefits to SCT clients and their customers with the SCT Internet Business Suite, Fygir Supply Chain Planning and Optimization, and Adage ERP Supply Chain Execution.
Godiva was founded more than seventy-five years ago in Brussels, Belgium by master chocolatier Joseph Draps who named the chocolate company in honor of the legend of Lady Godiva. Godiva was the first confectioner to create the concept of premium chocolates. Their growing success was accomplished through combining a fabulous product with stimulating advertising, sophisticated packaging and selective distribution. Godiva’s standards of excellence include maintaining the product’s high quality by requiring special handling during storage and display. For more information on Godiva, visit the Web site at www.godiva.com.
SCT enables clients to achieve breakthrough results by leveraging e-business solutions. SCT’s unique and powerful e-business solutions combine application software and services to deliver benefits rapidly. SCT operates globally, providing specific solutions for four industry markets: education; energy, utilities and communications; process manufacturing and distribution; and justice and government. SCT has nearly 3,400 employees and serves more than 2,500 clients worldwide. The company is headquartered in Malvern, Pa. For more information, visit the SCT Web site at www.sctcorp.com.