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Emmi is Switzerland’s largest milk processor and one of the most innovative dairies in Europe.

Business opportunity

Emmi had grown rapidly in recent years, inheriting multiple IT systems and processes along the way. After concluding a holistic management solution would reduce costs and risks, Emmi selected SAP as a core component of its OneERP initiative: a group-wide ERP system based on harmonized business processes. Next, it needed a partner with the tools, expertise and experience to help design and implement the solution for the long-term.

BearingPoint contribution

We harmonized business and IT processes using our Business Transformation Framework – a proprietary tool that creates company strategy based on business needs, and aligns with IT. Utilizing prototype and agile methods, a business process management organization was also defined and rolled out in stages. Over 150 team members across multiple functions were involved in this large integration project, which we coordinated.

Business outcome

In line with the business case, and based on benchmark analysis, Emmi is on track to realize savings in the eight-figure francs range. Yet already it has achieved substantial efficiency gains from higher automation during process handling, as well as reduced costs and greater efficiency thanks to harmonizing of IT structures.