Vincor engaged Litcom to develop an Information Technology Strategy and Plan to support our business objectives and strategy. The IT strategy articulated our key business goals and provided a direct linkage between our planned IT initiatives and the business strategies that they support.
In addition, the IT Strategy defined the capabilities required by our IT organization to implement the strategy as well as the key IT management processes and governance model that we require. The multi-year roadmap for our systems, technology platforms and the IT organization has been invaluable.
To assist Vincor with the implementation of the IT Strategy, Litcom participated in business application and technology infrastructure projects. Specifically, Litcom worked with us on the design of our future-state technology architecture including our servers, storage, networks, backup-recovery, systems management, and security infrastructure components. As well, Litcom worked with us on improving the value that we were receiving from our Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system.
In order to prioritize the wide range of improvement opportunities, Litcom facilitated a series of workshops across our business. Six workshops were completed that reviewed our business processes in the areas of Business Budgeting and Planning, Supply Planning & Production Execution, New Product Development, Sales & Marketing, Warehousing & Order Management and Financial Accounting. During the workshops, Litcom worked with our cross functional teams to define the key issues and challenges as well as the opportunity areas. Litcom’s understanding of our business enabled a fast-track process that allowed our team to build a detailed roadmap to optimize the use of our ERP system and address our critical business issues.