Last Updated Aug 20, 2007 6:23 PM EDT
The planning and scheduling functions for Danone's fresh dairy production were historically addressed using a combination of home-grown and packaged applications, but these systems could not properly manage the true complexity of the fresh dairy business.Now Danone operates truly the most advanced dairy production facility in the world. If only Danone could implement some optimization software for their out-of-control business partner in China.
"Our plant in Irapuato is now equipped with an excellent planning and scheduling tool providing the best possible plans, while improving our operational flexibility and our ability to react quickly to unexpected events," said Jean-Michel Egu, director of business solutions at Danone. "Within Danone, the news is spreading quickly. We already have more requests for implementation in the next two years than we can satisfy. We are currently implementing the solution in Russia, with Argentina next in line."