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Carlsberg is deploying Office 365 to help centralise management if its supply operations

Carlsberg is deploying Office 365 to help centralise management if its supply operations

Danish brewer Carlsberg has deployed Office 365 in a bid to help the company manage its supply chain operations around the world.

The Carlsberg Group is deploying Office 365’s integrated productivity and collaboration services to underpin the Carlsberg Supply Chain (CSC), an initiative to help streamline the company’s global supply chain operations.

Since 2000 the company has expanded from a local production base of just six markets to servicing pubs and restaurants in over 140 markets, and the company has launched what it calls “GloCal,” an attempt to improve its operational efficiency by centralising management of its procurement, production, logistics and planning functions.

“One way we are helping our employees work better together is by deploying Office 365,” said Etienne Dock, vice president of IT architecture and sourcing at Carlsberg. “No matter what device or distance, the cloud is breaking down traditional barriers so we’re better able to focus on brewing the best beer in the world.”

Dock said the company is using Microsoft Exchange Online for email and calendaring; Microsoft Lync Online to connect via web conferencing and instant messaging; teams are collaborating on projects using Microsoft SharePoint Online; and employees are adopting the Yammer Enterprise social networking platform for messaging and collaboration.

“Beer is heavy, so we don’t want to transport it very long distances. And breweries are capital intensive, so we don’t want to build too many,” Dock said. “CSC gets huge business value from using Office 365 as a global collaboration tool to interact with our global markets and exchange the information we need to fine-tune the balance between these variables to optimise our operations and save money.”

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