Kimberly-Clark Corporation has adopted a Microsoft business intelligence solution to improve manufacturing efficiency and increase business agility. The company selected the Microsoft Business Intelligence platform due to its user-friendly interfaces, extensibility and integration into existing Microsoft Software.
By using a suite of Microsoft solutions, which include Microsoft Excel 2007 and Microsoft SharePoint 2007 for reporting needs, Kimberly-Clark provides business analysts with greater visibility into its supply chain, inventory and manufacturing performance.
With the BI platform in place, the company can more easily pull and collect data, such as corporate forecast variance and in-stock tools, without an extreme learning curve.
Ramon F. Baez, V.P. of IT Services and Chief Information Officer at Kimberly-Clark, says the Microsoft business intelligence solution has transformed the way they do business. Employees can make faster decision and leverage mission-critical information to stay one step ahead of their competitors.
In the first three months since the deployment, Kimberly-Clark has already increased production efficiency to store reports and standardize work across multiple resources.
They have also realized a gain of $10 million in additional revenue by avoiding “out of stock” scenarios by successfully implementing the BI solution on all of its supply chain and manufacturing domains.
Kimberly-Clark is now looking to reproduce the benefits of the solution in other areas of the company and plans to add new capabilities to the existing BI solution when it upgrades to Microsoft SharePoint 2010 and Microsoft Office 2010.
Kimberly-Clark offers a full range of global brands, including Kleenex, Scott, Huggies, Pull-Ups and several other products.
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