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The Central America Bottling Corporation (CBC) Consumer products 10,000 Vivo Global Services

Executive Overview

The Central America Bottling Corporation (CBC) has bottled and distributed some of the most recognizable names in beverages since 1885. Today, it is the sole bottler of PepsiCo products in Latin America and responsible for the distribution of beers such as Corona Extra and Budweiser across more than 33 countries. Despite its status as a market leader, the company had a limited view into its procurement processes, and time was often wasted on chasing, collecting, and deciphering disjointed bits of communication about procurement. What CBC needed was a transparent and automated procurement experience – from negotiation to purchase.

Thanks to SAP Ariba solutions, we have the procurement insights we need to make better decisions than ever before. We can see where our vendor relationships could save us money and focus on building relationships with only the best suppliers.
Fernando Molina Procurement Center of Excellence Manager, The Central America Bottling Corporation
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Success Story

New, modernized sourcing processes saved CBC US$26 million, enabling the company to invest resources into strategic goals

CBC, working with Vivo Global Services, turned to the SAP Ariba Buying, SAP Ariba Sourcing, and SAP Ariba Contracts solutions to automate procurement processes and achieve:

  • A reduction in operational working hours of more than 20,000 hours
  • Transparent procurement processes, from negotiation to purchasing, that allow the company to strategize procurement for the first time
  • New savings in negotiations, process ordering, access control, mitigation of contract leaks, purchase automation, and more
  • A digital culture that elevates employee skills and engagement to create a better employee experience
  • Improved unification and compliance across its locations in many countries
  • Strategic decision-making enabled by real-time data

Featured Solutions and Services

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SAP Ariba Buying and Invoicing

SAP Ariba Buying and Invoicing is a best-in-class, easy-to-use procure-to-pay solution that helps companies effectively manage all spend-related processes and ensure negotiated savings reach the bottom line.

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Sourcing for Indirect and Direct Materials

Source services, indirect materials, and direct materials using SAP Ariba Sourcing, SAP Source-to-Contract Suite, or SAP Strategic Sourcing Suite.

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SAP Ariba Contracts

Speed up contract cycles by 50% and reduce administrative and legal costs by up to 30% when you rid yourself of the paper and ink.

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