A Leading Snacks Company Employs TekLink’s BI Services to Achieve Operational Excellence

A Leading Snacks Company Employs TekLink’s BI Services to Achieve Operational Excellence

About the Client:

Our client is one of the world’s biggest snacks company based in the United States employing more than 100,000 people around the world.


Business Challenges:

Health and wellness has become a key factor for governments, activists and investors as global rise in obesity and related non-communicable diseases continue to drive legislative response, media activity and investor choices. Our client has observed an increase in the number and scope of investors using data-based monitoring of their compliance to nutritional brand commitments as a deciding factor in whether to invest in their company or not. As a result, our client wanted to track health and wellness data to support internal nutritional goals in building a healthy lifestyle for their consumers.

Our client reached out to the TekLink consulting team to address the following challenges:

  • Create a health and wellness dashboard (KPI’s) including, tracking and calculating additional nutrient measures along with the ability to extract the underlying data from the SAP database on a quarterly basis
  • Track nutritional brand commitments progress against internal targets, baselines and external commitments


Solution Offered by TekLink:

TekLink, using SAP Business Warehouse, a financial consolidation system, and global master data, provided the following solution to the client:

  • Extensive nutritional analysis/reporting by region, country, category and brand
  • Exception reports allowing the team to focus troubleshooting and data cleanup efforts on only the relevant SKU’s for that quarter
  • Found “missing data Issues” by bringing in data pertaining to display shippers, variety packs and mixed modules and updated the global SAP Business Warehouse data model and reporting accordingly
  • Combined nutritional data with financial data for nutritional goal tracking


Outcomes and Benefits:

Our client realized the following outcomes and benefits:

  • Capitalize on opportunities to streamline the financial source data flow and end-to-end process flow eliminating inefficiencies
  • Enable the ability to view the dashboard results aligned to the new 4 regional structure
  • Expanding the data content to capture completeness of product types and level of granularity
    • Allowing for use by extended audiences
    • Creating flexibility in more views of the data
  • Provide the business with enhanced capabilities for tracking and reporting on nutritional classification KPI’s
  • Providing analytical insight that can be leveraged for root cause analysis
  • Support the journey to beat the Health and Wellness goals established by the client for 2020


Customer Quote:

“Thank you very much to all those involved. Your effort throughout the year, plus over the weekend, made this migration go smoothly is greatly appreciated. I ask that the team still monitor during hyper care, and once again want to acknowledge a job well done.”

– Business Intelligence Director

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