Saint-Gobain CPS

Giving clients real-time order status updates through innovative mobile apps

Published on 29 Apr 2015

The integration and development work executed by IBM Global Business Services is the first step in our digital transformation, providing us with a real-time, multichannel information platform that is already unlocking significant cost and time efficiencies. It is also a platform on which we can build new services that enable us to use the data in our SAP ERP system to create new value-added services for our clients and partners.

Yan Steinberger, Chief Digital Officer, Saint-Gobain CPS

Customer
Saint-Gobain CPS

Industry
Construction / Architecture / Engineering, Industrial Products

Deployment country
France

Partner
SAP

Overview

Saint-Gobain creates and delivers sustainable, innovative, high-performance habitat solutions. The group designs, manufactures, and distributes advanced materials for the construction, automotive, transportation and packaging industries. The Saint-Gobain group as a whole employs nearly 190,000 people, has operations in 64 countries and achieved sales of EUR42 billion in 2013.

Business need
To boost efficiency, reduce working capital requirements and avoid out-of-stock scenarios, Saint-Gobain CPS’s clients were demanding more accurate and timely information on delivery schedules and status.

Solution
Engaged IBM® Global Business Services® to design and implement iOS and Android mobile apps, using IBM MobileFirst™ technology for app development and IBM WebSphere® Cast Iron® to integrate with SAP ERP.

Benefits
Real-time delivery status saves time and effort for Saint-Gobain CPS, its haulers and clients. Full visibility into the delivery chain and advance warning of delayed deliveries improves efficiency.

Components

IBM products and services that were used in this case study.

Software
IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation, Sterling B2B Integrator, WebSphere Cast Iron Live Standard Edition

Services
GBS GPS Supply Chain Management, GBS BCS - iX&M - Strategy, Creative & Design, GBS BCS - iX&M - Mobile, GBS BCS EA - SAP, GBS BCS - EA SAP : Core ERP Central Component - ECC, GBS BCS - BA&S - Big Data & Analytics

Solution
Sterling B2B Integration Services Basic, Const/Arch/Eng: Supply Chain & Aftermarket

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