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More than five years ago, the world's largest food maker set out to standardize how it operates around the world. GLOBE, or the Global Business Excellence program, is aimed at getting far-flung operations to use a single system to predict demand, purchaseé By the Numbers">
Headquarters: Avenue Nestlé 55, CH-1800, Vevey, Switzerland
Business: The world's largest manufacturer of food products; has extensive holdings in coffee, chocolate, baby formula and bottled water.
Chief Executive Officer: Peter Brabeck-Letmathe
Project Leader: Chris Johnson
Financials in 2004: Net income of $5.4 billion on sales of $69.9 billion
Challenge: Implement a single set of procurement, distribution and sales management systems and processes worldwide.
Save $2.4 billion by the end of 2006, from supply chain, sales generation
and support activities.
Player Roster: Who's Who Among Nestlé Project Planners
Roadblock: Regional Managers
Hurdles Overcome: Deploying a Common Global System
Base Technologies: Nestlé
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