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Almarai optimises food production and distribution with SAP S/4HANA

Almarai optimises food production and distribution with SAP S/4HANA

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Saudi Arabia-based Almarai, the Middle East’s largest food and beverage manufacturer and distributor of dairy products, has announced the next phase of its Digital Transformation with the global technology company SAP to optimise operations and support food self-sufficiency in Saudi Arabia and the region.

Every day, Almarai delivers high-quality products to tens of millions of consumers across the GCC, Egypt and Jordan.

“In response to increased food and beverage demand in the Middle East, we at Almarai needed to accelerate our growth plans while optimising our operation leveraging intelligent technologies,” said Majed Nofal, CEO, Almarai. “By advancing our Digital Transformation, SAP’s real-time technologies will optimise our resources, reduce waste and drive a leaner operation. Our aim is to deliver high-quality and nutritious food and beverages to our consumers at the right time to enrich our customers’ lives.”

As part of its roadmap, Almarai is working with digital business consultants McKinsey and SAP Services. Almarai is deploying SAP S/4HANA real-time business suite, which will run on a HANA Enterprise Cloud platform that is managed by SAP.

“Almarai shows how Middle East food and beverage manufacturers can leverage real-time technologies to drive innovation, enhance margins and deliver products that meet consumers expectations,” said Mohammed Alkhotani, Managing Director, SAP Saudi Arabia. “Digital Transformation can help manufacturers to gain full visibility and control across farm-to-fork, enhance quality control, and properly forecast and plan products’ demand.”

As part of its Digital Transformation roadmap, Almarai is also exploring emerging technologies such as robotics, chatbots and the next phase of cloud innovations.

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