SINGAPORE; Mar. 7, 2008– Bosch-Siemens Home Appliances (“BSH”) announced today the successful completion of the integration between their offices in Australia and New Zealand to their respective 3rd-Party Logistics Providers (“3PL”) via EDI.
The 8-month project involved a team from Sierra Solutions to map, configure, develop and integrate the EDI document flows with BSH’s SAP system. It also involved the collaboration between the EDI middleware and the systems used by the 3PLs.
“I have found Sierra to be attentive to our business needs. Their consultants deliver professional output and they have been flexible and adaptive to changing requirements“, said Clement Chia, Senior Manager / Regional IT at BSH. “This project was critical in serving our fast-growing business in the Australia-New Zealand region and to better respond to the demands of our distribution network and consumers.”
“Being a fast-moving consumer brand, BSH needs to ensure efficiency in its distribution while remaining cost-effective,” said Ranjan Vaswani, General Manager at Sierra Solutions. “During the project, our consultants focused on refining business processes to make them more efficient and to increase productivity, in addition to providing the functional and technical expertise to make this project happen on time and on budget for BSH.”
Sierra Solutions will continue to provide on-going support to BSH and to assist in future rollouts of the solution to other BSH regions.
BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgeräte GmbH is a corporate group operating worldwide, which posts annual sales in the year 2006 in excess of 8.3 billion euros. It stemmed from a joint venture set up in 1967 between Robert Bosch GmbH (Stuttgart) and Siemens AG (Munich).Today, BSH operates 45 factories in 15 countries in Europe, the USA, Latin America and Asia. Together with a global network of sales and customer service firms, the BSH family is today made up of about 70 companies in 43 countries, employing with about 38,000 people.
Within a comprehensive brand portfolio, the main brands Bosch and Siemens are Europe’s top-selling names. With its six special brands (Gaggenau, Neff, Thermador, Constructa,Viva and Ufesa), BSH caters for the individual and diverse wishes of consumers in relation to brand names and products. Six regional brands (Pitsos, Profilo, Balay, Lynx, Coldex and Continental) ensure a fine image and high market shares in their respective homelands. The product range marketed under the various brands encompasses large and small home appliances.
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