Andrew Juarez

Andrew Juarez

Lead SAP Basis, Coca-Cola Bottling Co. (USA)

Sponsored by IBM Australia

Learn how Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated (CCBCC) delivered operational cost savings of more than $1 million, improved total compression by more than 57% and improved processing time of 60% by migrating to IBM DB2.

In 2007, rising commodity and gas prices increased the cost to manufacture and deliver beverage products. CCBCC was, and is, constantly challenged to keep operating costs low and profit margins high even in the face of rising prices. Market competition is always fierce and CCBCC could not afford to sacrifice quality or increase prices for its customers of its world-famous sodas.

The company's IT team had begun to upgrade its SAP application when it saw an opportunity to save almost a million dollars by replacing its existing Oracle database with IBM DB2.

In this session Andrew will talk about CCBCC’s experience with DB2 since migrating from Oracle to DB2 9.1, 9.5, 9.7, beta testing 10.1 including the challenges faced with the migration and how CCBCC overcame these obstacles to realise significant savings and performance improvement.