IT system causes chocolate log jam


IT system causes chocolate log jam

Antony Savvas

Cadbury Trebor Bassett (CTB) has blamed a new IT system for having to take a £12m hit on its first quarter profits.

The confectionary company, whose brands include Crunchie, Double Decker and Cadbury's chocolate bars, is rolling out a SAP-based enterprise resource planning system.

The firm says implementation problems led to excess stock levels. Stock then had to be shifted at a discount, which led to losses being absorbed by the company.

The new UK computer system forms part of a five-year IT transformation project called Probe, which covers the entire Cadbury Schweppes' group (CTB’s parent company).

The global SAP-based system supports the group’s manufacturing, supply chain, and sales and marketing systems.

Email Alerts

Register now to receive IT-related news, guides and more, delivered to your inbox.
By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy

COMMENTS powered by Disqus  //  Commenting policy