Accenture and Asahi’s Central and Eastern European breweries started with an interactive workshop to create a roadmap and simple prototype of the optimal solution. The focus was to build a faster and better user interface than the brewers’ legacy system.
To deliver on the vision, the team opted to implement SAP MII, which links brewing machinery with back-office business systems, as well as SAP PCo, which collects all brewing- and packaging-related information automatically. The new system simplified order management on the brewery shop floor, combined all the process steps on one screen, and provided order traceability in a simple, graphical report. It’s now quick and easy for facilities to brew in the correct amounts and fulfill orders accurately and efficiently.
End user adoption was key to the successful integration and launch. The team held demo sessions for each country’s production site representatives and remained in touch so they could see the progress and provide feedback.