Complexica Pty Ltd, a leading provider of Artificial Intelligence (AI) software for optimising sales, marketing, & supply chain activities, announced today that it has commenced implementation of its Decision Cloud® software platform into the Spanish operation of Pernod Ricard Winemakers. This deployment follows a series of go-lives across Australia and New Zealand, and forms part of a multi-year transformational project for Pernod Ricard Winemakers that is transitioning the business from paper, whiteboard, and spreadsheet-based systems, to Complexica’s cloud-based applications for supply chain planning, scheduling, and AI-driven optimisation. Earlier phases of the project were focused on the digitalisation of business processes and optimization of planning and scheduling activities within winery, finished goods, and bottling operations, whereas later phases focused on the optimization of vintage-related activities in terms of harvesting and transporting grapes into wineries for intake and crushing.
"The strategic partnership with Complexica has accelerated the understanding, use, and adoption of data science across Pernod Ricard Winemakers’ supply chain, driving efficiency and improved agility," said Simon Bennett, IT Director, Pernod Ricard Winemakers. "The rollout to Spain is an important step in this global transformation journey which is driving the efficiency of our processes and optimising the way we operate as a business. The collaborative partnership with Complexica supports the success and integration of their tools and I look forward to extending that into our European operations."
“Our long-standing and highly-strategic relationship with Pernod Ricard Winemakers continues with this latest deployment into Spain, which Complexica will use as an opportunity to increase the company's presence within Europe through additional staff and the opening of a new office,” said Matt Michalewicz, CEO of Complexica. “Whether we are deploying software across the supply chain, or within the sales & marketing business functions, the FMCG industry continues to be central to Complexica’s strategy going forward, and overseas deployments are increasingly becoming our focus as growth and expansion continue.”
Pernod Ricard Winemakers is the premium wine division of Pernod Ricard. Founded in 2010, but with roots dating back to 1828, the company is steeped in history and heritage. With one of the world’s most diverse portfolios of premium wines, Pernod Ricard Winemakers' brands span four continents, including Jacob’s Creek and St Hugo from Australia, Brancott Estate, Stoneleigh and Church Road from New Zealand, Campo Viejo and Ysios from Spain, and Kenwood Vineyards from the US. For more information on Pernod Ricard Winemakers, please visit: www.pernod-ricard-winemakers.com