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Sun World International is a midsize business that specializes in the growing and shipping of fresh produce. Known for developing innovative products like SUPERIOR SEEDLESS® brand table grapes, Sun World saw new opportunities to innovate. They realized they could improve harvesting and labor efficiency by using data. Teaming up with Applied Analytix, Inc., an IBM Business Partner with vast experience in business analytics, Sun World was able to transform its data into actionable insights. Applied Analytix implemented an IBM Cognos® solution to analyze key operations data during the harvest season. As a result, Sun World gained instant visibility into multiple data streams-from crop yields to labor costs to worldwide sales-via a user-friendly, centralized Web portal. New insights into operations helped Sun World reduce labor costs by 50 cents per packed box and grow key segments of their customer base by 20% year to year. Now Sun World's future is ripe with opportunity.
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