IBM is upgrading Juhayna’s IT infrastructure to support the SAP ERP and CRM applications that it uses for Finance, Personnel Management, Materials Management, Production Planning, Quality Management, and Sales & Distribution. Juhayna will use IBM DB2 database software running on IBM Power Systems with AIX and IBM XIV Storage System in a fully virtualized environment using IBM PowerVM. The new IT infrastructure is designed to let Juhayna enhance customer service and ensure business continuity with a more reliable computing platform.
As one of Egypt's largest dairy and fruit juice producers, Juhayna supports clients through 26 distribution centers in Egypt. The company's substantial growth plans require it to transform its business model to support current and future expansion plans.
"Juhayna Food Industries group is keen to invest in technology to boost the company’s efficiency and performance," explains Seif El Din Thabet, operations director for Juhayna Food Industries.
The company first earmarked the use of technology to support growth in 2004 when it applied an SAP system to centrally manage critical business processes. Today, Juhayna is collaborating with IBM to build out the company's IT infrastructure to become agile and responsive to marketplace changes, IBM reports. "Juhayna Food Industries is effectively preparing for the future with an end-to-end development plan for its technology infrastructure," notes Amr Talaat, general manager of IBM Egypt.
"Our new IBM-based platform will provide Juhayna the reliability and scalability needed to manage our business’s growth," says Ihab Naguib, IT associate director. "In addition, IBM’s service has been exemplary -- conducting a seamless migration of all our data within half the time we expected without any loss of information."
The agreement was signed in late 2011 and implementation was completed this year.