Largest Myanmar distillery & whisky brand Goes-Live with state-of- the-art Production Planning and S&OP from FuturMaster

April 4, 2017

FuturMaster, a leading provider of Advanced Planning and Scheduling (APS) solutions & a vendor on Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Supply Chain Planning System-Of-Record solutions, today announced the Go-Live of its Production Planning and S&OP at Grand Royal Group in Myanmar. With over 70% share of the Myanmar whisky market, Grand Royal Group is considered one of the most successful companies in Myanmar. FuturMaster’s solution went live within 12 months of implementation.
“As the business grows, our expectation is that FuturMaster will help us develop our business in line with our vision; which is to be recognised as an outstanding Myanmar company and a respected leader with a passion for people, product and environment.” Said Mr. Sanjay Gupta, CEO of Grand Royal Group.
With their further expansion into the whisky distribution network, it was timely for Grand Royal Group to select FuturMaster as its partner for Production Planning & S&OP. Its APS solution is used to plan a wide range of production batches for over 20,000 outlets, ensuring the highest quality on its highly complex production.
“FuturMaster could accurately and flexibly forecast our demands by SKUs which automatically translate into information that the purchasing department can use when making decisions regarding ordering of bottles, caps, cartons, etc.” Said Ms. Thidar Aung, Head of MIS, Grand Royal Group.
”FuturMaster was selected because they have a long track-record in the Food and Beverage industry, plus strong references in the region. FuturMaster offers a centralised planning platform to monitor our Supply Chain planning process. Today, at S&OP meetings, our teams (Sales, Marketing, Manufacturing, Procurement, Quality Assurance, Distribution, Warehousing and Finance departments) all input their short term forecast directly into FuturMaster, and use statistical as their reference to ensure we are all on the same page. We are even able to get live updates on our production plans via our iPads and smart phones!” Said Ms. Moe Moe, Planning Manager of Grand Royal Group.
FuturMaster provided guidance and technical know-how support for the scheduling of the manufacturing mixing processes and the filling and packaging lines of finished cans & bottles in each factory. With the implementation of FuturMaster, Grand Royal Group now enjoys better forecast accuracy which contributes to better service levels, resulting in increased freshness and timely supply to their valued customers, thus improving customer satisfaction.
Maintaining strict quality assurance standards which follows strict food safety regulations, with stringent quality control procedures following international ISO 9001 – 2008 standards certified by United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) is Grand Royal Group’s key priority.
“At FuturMaster, we Deliver Business Performance to our customers by improving their top line performance through market share expansion, better service levels, higher customer satisfactions and increasing their bottom line performance through profitability, lowering of costs and stocks. This ties in very nicely with Grand Royal Group’s vision and together, we will make Grand Royal Group the next big International FMCG company!” Said Mr. Michel Ramis, EVP of Sales & Marketing, FuturMaster.

About Grand Royal Group

The Grand Royal Group was founded in 1995, it quickly established a reputation of providing customers and consumers with exceptional products and outstanding service. Using the finest raw materials sourced from all over the world, Grand Royal Group is one of the most successful companies in Myanmar. Today, it is a leading manufacturer of alcoholic beverages in Myanmar, having over 70% of the whisky market. Their brands like Grand Royal Whisky, Royal Dry Gin, Eagle Whisky, Grand Royal Special Reserve Whisky and Hero Whisky are iconic brands in Myanmar.
The group has manufacturing plants strategically located in Yangon and Mandalay, over eight branch offices located across Myanmar housing the sales, marketing and trading arm of the iconic brands, with the widest whisky distribution network coverage of over 20,000 outlets.

About FuturMaster

Founded in 1994, FuturMaster is a leading provider of Advanced Planning and Scheduling (APS) solutions & a vendor on Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Supply Chain Planning System- Of-Record solutions. Its mission statement; Deliver Business Performance, accompanies and supports organisations in the performance and optimisation of their global supply chain network. FuturMaster’s consultants are industrial experts specialising in sales forecasting, demand planning, distribution, production, procurement and scheduling, as well as global supply chain optimisation. Publisher, distributor and integrator, FuturMaster’s know-how and expertise extends worldwide with the solution already established in over 65 countries. FuturMaster’s offices are based in France, the United Kingdom, China, Singapore and Brazil.

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