About the Customer
Manna Pro Products, LLC is a manufacturer and marketer of animal nutrition and care products. It sells its products through dealers and online retailers in the United States. Manna Pro Products, LLC was founded in 1985 and is based in Chesterfield, Missouri. Manna Pro operates nationwide with a seasoned sales staff and currently has seven mill locations throughout the United States.
Scope and Challenges
Manna Pro Products LLC, a manufacturer, and marketer of animal nutrition and care products deployed SAP S/4HANA and SAP Business Planning and Consolidation to manage production, logistics, and financial processes, with support from Illumiti to optimize the software’s flexibility and scalability for future growth.
•Time-consuming, Microsoft Excel-based, price-planning model
•Difficulty in managing, maintaining, and updating pricing logic to revise prices by product and plant
•Lackof integrated master data, and maintenance of products and prices that are done by two separate groups
•Monthly price planning process initial state that took two weeks
Partnership with Illumiti Inc. to significantly improve the annual budgeting and planning process using SAP BPC. Ability to increase visibility into business aspects and to integrate business processes. Flexibility and scalability of the software as the business continues to grow. Understanding the company goals and objectives combined with technical know-how associated with SAP S/4HANA and SAP BPC. Opportunity to utilize the software across finance, materials management, sales and distribution, production planning, analytics, and embedded business planning and consolidation
Outcome and Implications
Reduced product purchase prices, passing savings to consumers and integrated costs for price planning. Eliminated offline management and maintenance, integrated central maintenance and flexible update of core and provisional master data, and eased change management with the use of flexible analysis. Gained comprehensive budgeting accuracy with a multidimensional business planning tool to track planning variances.
“We’ve gained real-time visibility into our operations, avoided temporary shutdowns with monthly physical inventories, and established a business platform with SAP S/4HANA and SAP BPC to integrate future acquisitions.” - said Gaurav Mehta, VP Finance, Manna Pro Products LLC.
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