CF Industries selects Accenture to Implement Information System to drive Operational Excellence
NEW YORK, June 14, 2011 -- Accenture (NYSE: ACN) will help CF Industries Holdings, a global leader in fertilizer manufacturing and distribution, to implement a management and information platform to increase operational excellence and information flow across CF Industries’ businesses.
CF Industries expects that the new IT system will support growth and drive competitiveness through coordinated business processes such as supply chain management, customer interaction, finance and inventory, among others. The company also has an objective of enabling its team to make more timely business decisions through easy access of accurate data and business information.
“The new system with its self-service approach to business information and standardized processes across functions will make CF Industries a more effective organization,” said Douglas C. Barnard, Vice President, CF Industries. “We chose Accenture because they understood our business objectives and for their knowledge of leading industry practices.”
Accenture will provide system integration and consulting services. It will plan, analyze, build, test and deploy SAP software for the enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform to support the future-state business processes and business functions. The scope of work includes building a data warehouse to support business intelligence and analytic functions. CF Industries will use the Accenture High Performance Business Process Model for Chemicals, Accenture Delivery Methods, and Accenture Advanced Enterprise Solutions to accelerate the implementation and standardization across the organization’s business operations. Accenture will also provide change management and project management services for the ERP implementation.
Michael S. Sweeney, senior executive, Accenture, said, “We are committed to helping CF Industries achieve its objectives. The efficiencies derived from streamlined processes and functions and data insights will help create a foundation for CF Industries to be the provider of first-choice.”
About CF Industries Holdings, Inc.
CF Industries Holdings, Inc., headquartered in Deerfield, Illinois, is the holding company for the operations of CF Industries, Inc. CF Industries is a global leader in manufacturing and distribution of nitrogen and phosphate products, serving both agricultural and industrial customers. CF Industries operates world-class nitrogen manufacturing complexes in the central United States and Canada; conducts phosphate mining and manufacturing operations in Central Florida; and distributes plant nutrients through a system of terminals, warehouses, and associated transportation equipment located primarily in the Midwestern United States. The company also owns 50 percent interests in GrowHow UK Limited, a plant nutrient manufacturer in the United Kingdom; an ammonia facility in The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago; and KEYTRADE AG, a global plant nutrient trading organization headquartered near Zurich, Switzerland. CF Industries routinely posts investor announcements and additional information on the company’s website at www.cfindustries.com and encourages those interested in the company to check there frequently.
Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with more than 215,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries. Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive capabilities across all industries and business functions, and extensive research on the world’s most successful companies, Accenture collaborates with clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments. The company generated net revenues of US$21.6 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2010. Its home page is www.accenture.com.
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