- 13th April 2021, Moscow, Russia -

SAP Extended Warehouse Management (SAP EWM) has been implemented by seven plants of Mars company (one of the largest producers of food and animal feed) in Russia. The project was implemented by United VARs member company TeamIdea.

The team had the task to increase the capacity of the IT system responsible for warehouse logistics and order processing speed. SAP EWM testing was conducted simultaneously at all seven enterprises parallel to the development and configuration of the system, and then each plant was put into operation step by step. In the future, the company plans to deploy the system at three more factories in Russia, as well as at the distribution center.

Mars specialists have noted that this project in Russia is a good example of using the SAP EWM system at Mars enterprises in other countries. Currently, the project of SAP EWM implementation is also in progress in Latin America.

"Implementation of SAP EWM system allowed us not only to maintain the necessary speed and quality in order processing but also to increase the efficiency of warehouse logistics management. Thanks to the coordinated work of Mars and TeamIdea project teams and the use of agile approaches, we managed to complete the project in a short time and without critical situations for business processes," said Fedor Lapatkov, director of the supply chain at Mars Pet Nutrition in Russia.

"Technology allows large companies to maintain leadership in the market, by providing the most convenient and high-quality service. In return, the level of comfort of customers, the impressions that they get from communicating with the brand is the main priority for many companies today. I am sure that the SAP EWM solution will help Mars to strengthen its leadership position even more by providing a high level of services to the clients due to precisely built and effective warehouse processes," noted Alexey Petunin, SAP Managing Director for Partners and Expanding Companies in Russia and CIS.

"Mars is a large multinational corporation with a complex landscape and a high volume of integrations. To launch SAP EWM simultaneously in seven company warehouses, we designed the SAP EWM solution as a single template for the processes of all seven factories, considering the topology of the warehouses. This approach helped the client to significantly reduce implementation time and avoid critical comments. We are proud of the project results and thank Mars for their trust", commented Pavel Malko, Partner, SAP TeamIdea Practice Development Director.

The press release is available here.

About Mars, Incorporated

Mars is a family-owned company with a history of more than a century of creating a variety of products and services for people and their pets. As a $40 billion international business, Mars produces world-renowned brands such as M&M's®, SNICKERS®, TWIX®, MILKY WAY®, DOVE®, PEDIGREE®, ROYAL CANIN®, WHISKAS®, ORBIT®, 5™, SKITTLES® and UNCLE BEN'S®. The company also provides veterinary services through Banfield Pet Hospitals™, BluePearl®, Linnaeus, AniCura, VCA™, and Pet Partners™. Mars is headquartered in McLean, Virginia, USA. Mars' five principles - quality, responsibility, mutual benefit, efficiency, and freedom - inspire more than 125,000 Mars employees every day to help create a future world where the planet, people, and pets all thrive.

In Russia and the CIS, Mars is one of the largest manufacturers of food and animal feed. Since 1991, the company has invested over $2 billion in the Russian economy. Specifically, 10 factories have been built and upgraded to produce pet food, confectionery, and chewing gum, and cooking sauces. In 2018, the company opened a Pet Nutrition Research Center in the Ulyanovsk region. More than 7 thousand Mars employees work in Russia and CIS countries.

About TeamIdea

TeamIdea is a platinum partner of SAP, a member company of the United VARs alliance, with the strongest competencies in the following areas: e-commerce, warehouse logistics, wholesale and retail trade, production, and others.

About United VARs

United VARs is certified with the highest SAP Status as Platinum Partner and forms an alliance of leading IT solution providers in approximately 100 countries to guarantee the best service and support for your international SAP implementations, ERP optimization projects. and cross-border nearshoring.

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