Zinus benefits from visionary project approach during travel restrictions
Mannheim, 05/07/2020 – Camelot Innovative Technologies Lab (Camelot ITLab) today announced that the implementation of SAP Integrated Business Planning (SAP IBP) for its client Zinus at sites in the US, UK, China and Indonesia will be delivered 100% virtually across four times zones. Camelot’s digital collaboration and agile project approach enables this lighthouse project in times of global quarantines and travel restrictions.
Zinus is a rapidly growing e-commerce mattress and furniture company headquartered in South Korea. Founded in 1979, Zinus grew into an international company with focus on the US and expansion in Europe. The IPO of Zinus was one of the biggest IPOs in South Korea in 2019. To support and accelerate this growth, Zinus decided to implement SAP Integrated Business Planning, the state-of-the-art Supply Chain Planning Platform of SAP, with Camelot ITLab as the preferred consulting partner.
The scope of the project includes supply chain processes for Demand Management, Supply Planning and S&OP (sales and operations planning), implemented in the first stage of their supply chain transformation. The Zinus leadership team saw an essential opportunity to make their supply chain more resilient to address any global challenges, for example COVID-19, and were keen to pursue the project despite the exceptional circumstances amidst a pandemic.
“Camelot is more than capable of a completely virtual project delivery across several time zones. This outstanding and very focused approach has not only accelerated our SAP IBP implementation, but also opened up new room for innovation”, states Claud Noh, Corporate CIO / Vice President at Zinus.
While the first project phase focuses on fast implementation of best practice processes based on Camelot’s SAP IBP StarterKit, future phases concentrate on the development of advanced and custom supply chain capabilities, such as Demand Sensing, Supply Chain Segmentation, introduction of Machine Learning etc.
“Being close to our clients does not necessarily mean to be in the same location, it means truly understanding their business needs and delivering value in the best and fastest way possible”, concludes Steffen Joswig, Managing Partner at Camelot ITLab. “We have heavily invested in digital infrastructure in the last years and are proud to offer our clients mature virtual setups in these challenging times to continuously support them in strengthening their businesses.”