Kerry Group transforms entire global procurement process with SAP solution


Leading ingredients and chilled foods supplier, Kerry Group, has invested in a new SAP solution designed to enhance its procurement processes.

According to SAP, Kerry Group achieved close to instant value with its SAP Sourcing OnDemand solution.

“What we needed was an intuitive sourcing system that would be completely integrated with our SAP back-office for an end-to-end procurement process,” said Peter Fotios, director of e-procurement services, Kerry Group. 

“SAP Sourcing OnDemand gave us the strong sourcing functionality to capture the end-to-end negotiation cycle with our suppliers, as well as the added benefit of being up and running in weeks, not months. We rolled it out smoothly in Ireland first, then England and then throughout our global operations in 23 countries.”

The latest version of the SAP Sourcing OnDemand solution was released in the first quarter of 2012.

According to SAP, it integrates with the SAP Supplier Relationship Management (SAP SRM) application, to help enable greater compliance and realised savings for customers. 

Designed with the sourcing professional in mind, the most recent release offers customers the opportunity for greater cost savings through enhanced strategic sourcing and contract management — two areas integral to helping lower customers’ overall business costs, said SAP.

“Visionary procurement organisations such as Kerry Group are driving real cost-savings through sophisticated sourcing and superior contract and supplier management,” said Kevin Nix, executive vice president, line-of-business cloud solutions, SAP. 

“SAP Sourcing OnDemand is a proven and easy-to-use cloud solution that is helping our customers take full advantage of their existing ERP and SRM investments without having to wait to see a return.”