Case Studies

ERP Program Support – FMCG

Simplot Australia – ERP Program Support

Simplot Australia is a Food Services company in Australia with some of Australia’s favourite food brand businesses including Edgell, Chiko, Birds Eye, Harvest, Leggo’s, John West, Lean Cuisine and Top Cut. Simplot Australia was carrying out the delivery of its Catalyst program to implement JD Edwards EnterpriseOne as its replacement Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system. Core Consulting Group (CCG) was asked to support the program management team and for the implementation of a Program Management Office (PMO).

Core Consulting Group proposed to provide an initial review and implementation plan as a first step and then the implementation of a suitably functional PMO. The initial review was carried out over two weeks and the review combined interviews, project artefact review, observation, informal discussion and industry best practice review.

After the successful completion of the initial review and the creation of an implementation plan, Core Consulting Group was asked to guide the implementation of recommendations for the PMO capability establishment, to carry out the PMO Roles and to work with the program management team to support their management and decision-making. The specific recommendations were: Set up PMO Staffing and Structure, develop Program standards and the Program Management plan, enhance program planning, scheduling, tracking and refine reporting processes and systems. The processes and systems implemented enabled integration with other key control elements such as risk, change control management and cost management functions. All of these were integrated with the BAU PMO.

The outcome was a management, planning and control framework that provided visibility and control and enabled critical program releases to be planned and executed successfully.