New Delhi: Technology giant IBM on Thursday said it has bagged a contract for cloud services from Kwality Dairy India (KDI), a dairy and dairy products company in northern India.
KDI has selected IBM cloud to improve the dairy's operational efficiency and productivity in its bid to become a global milk and milk products company, IBM said in a statement.
The contract value was however not disclosed.
KDI was facing challenges in managing its cash operating cycle effectively and wanted to streamline business processes and improve efficiency across various operations to deliver superior quality products.
It was previously using non-integrated solutions, which did not help address the business issues and further impacted operational efficiencies.
"Currently, KDIL processes about 1.7 million litres of milk per day, making it one of the largest milk procurement operations in Northern India. Our long term vision is to become a global milk and milk products company and to achieve this goal, we have to integrate our operations and improve business efficiency," KDI CMD Sanjay Dhingra said.
The IBM SmartCloud SAP Express Dairy Solution, in one of the first such deployments in the Indian dairy industry, will help KDIL build a more robust, integrated operations system and address challenges related to milk procurement and payment, production, and fat and SNF (solid not fat) accounting, among others processes.
India is the largest milk producing country in the world, with an estimated annual milk production of over 120 million tonnes, which is expected to reach 190 million tonnes in 2015.
However, the Indian diary industry is largely fragmented and presents unique challenges in terms of procurement as well as distribution.
"IBM is committed to the success of companies like KDI and is making significant investment to help these companies succeed. We view these companies as engines of global economic growth, innovation and industry transformation," IBM Global Business Services (India/South Asia) Partner (CPG, Retail and Smarter Commerce Industry leader) Kamal Singhani said.


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