The project that we implemented jointly with the consultants was not accidentally called "Compass". The Carlsberg Group has a wide range of products, many production sites, and the cost of raw materials and packaging is an important aspect of our business. The level of uncertainty caused by external economic factors in this area is high, and to make effective decisions on the company's profitability management we needed a flexible and, at the same time, reliable tool for forecasting and analyzing the costs of raw materials and packaging. At the same time, we were interested in using a common model for the five countries of the Eastern Europe cluster, which greatly simplifies the work of regional teams in charge of finance and purchasing.
Given our previous experience with Anaplan P&L model development, we were confident that the second project with consultants would be successful too. The team exceeded our expectations, delivered the model on time, and enabled us to continue optimizing our financial support process in the countries where we operate.
Carlsberg Group is one of the world’s leading breweries, supplying more than 100 countries worldwide. Due to the high level of volatility and influence of external factors on raw materials and packaging costs, which is a significant part of the production cost overall, the business required a reliable, fast and flexible IT solution for forecasting and analyzing the cost of materials in order to make effective decisions in managing our profitability.
The automation of the Carlsberg’s materials forecasting and cost analysis process was implemented in five months using Anaplan, a cloud-based integrated planning platform: