Zespri has selected Deloitte as its design and implementation partner for the kiwifruit cooperative's Horizon transformation programme after a competitive tender. The programme was expected to cost up to $160 million over four years, chair Bruce Cameron told investors today.
Cameron said Horizon was an important investment and had been designed to modernise the foundations of its business processes and systems. This would help the coop to become more agile and efficient, allow it to continue to support the growth of the industry and help to ensure it continued to deliver stronger returns to growers.
"We will be working with Deloitte over the next four years, with the project scope focused on modernising our systems and processes in finance, grower enablement, supply chain, sales processes and systems, and digitisation of sales and operations planning processes and systems," said Cameron.
Deloitte will be leading a New Zealand-based consortium that combined expertise from SAP specialist Zag and Sysdoc.
Cameron added: "Our investment reflects the confidence we have in the future of our industry. The Horizon programme would help deliver greater operating efficiency and effectiveness for "decades to come.”