SCM & PLM: Case study: How Southeastern Mills used standard SAP and improved automation to drive cost out of its supply chain and increase service levels while reducing inventory

  • by Teri Huffaker, Southeastern Mills
  • February 27, 2019
Learn how Southeastern Mills embarked on a transformation project that embedded an ongoing optimization methodology and used standard SAP applications to drive significant improvements in its supply chain.

Discover how Southeastern Mills — a fourth-generation, family owned food company that supplies savory ingredients to the world's largest foodservice companies and food manufacturers — embarked on a transformation project that embedded an ongoing optimization methodology and used standard SAP to drive significant improvements in its supply chain. Explore how the company achieved ROI from its SAP system through a transformation of people, process, and technology changes. You will learn:

  • How Southeastern Mills reduced inventory levels and increased inventory turns while improving service levels
  • What KPIs Southeastern Mills uses to measure its supply chain performance, including overdue elements, exceptions, and key inventory figures 
  • How production planning and scheduling were moved inside SAP to optimize production capacity and throughput
  • The challenges the company faced after it went live with SAP including master data issues, user adoption, and inventory increases

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