Generally, the solution uses advanced NAV BI analytics and reports that the company uses to plan seed requisition, control crops and seed sales on all markets.
The Danish headquarters is the central planning unit. Based on the data collected from multiple growers and contractors, they are able to forecast accurately and plan efficiently the volume of crops and demand, which translates into secured profits at the end of the process.
All requisition planning is done per grower’s field. Based on data collected in previous seasons and current demand, the system notifies growers of the requisition and then stores information on the quantity of seeds the headquarters has sent to each grower. In addition to this information, grower cards enable insight into the subsequent phases of the processes such as seeding, control over crops, harvesting, laboratory analyses for quality monitoring and finally financial settlements with growers.
All data collected can be used for further analytics which enables DLF to match its supply with demand on an ongoing basis.
Grower data standardized with MDMS is a reliable input for BI analytics. Within the Master Data Repository, all data including grower’s performance and OA tests, becomes productive and meaningful.
Data standardization and system implementaion was only a part of the project, which however imposed changes at the process management level. For example, IT.integro has implemented a new process, Intercomany, which enbles switching document types within one data base i.e. purchase orders when sent to the other company within the group are automatically converted into sales orders. By implementing or improving processes, DLF has undergone organizational changes.