Capgemini and Logica win contract from Dutch defence ministry
27/02/2009
The companies are to optimize materials management and logistics of Dutch defence forces in support of international operations.

Fuente: www.consultant-news.com  Publicación: 26.02.2009

The Dutch Ministry of Defence has selected Capgemini and Logica’s Nederland subsidiaries to further improve materials management and logistics of international operations.

The consortium will redesign the processes around materials management and logistics and translate these designs into an SAP-based system. In addition, the consortium will further expand previously delivered SAP modules and train employees of IVENT, the Ministry of Defence’s own IT-organization functionality, to run existing SAP systems. The contract has a value in the range of tens of millions of Euros.

The new assignment of the Dutch Ministry of Defence is a follow-up to a previous assignment granted to the consortium as part of the Strategic Process and Enabled Reengineering-program (SPEER). SPEER is designed to standardize processes and integrate department procedures across ministry. The program focuses on improving the planning, maintenance and ordnance logistics of the Dutch armed forces. Additionally SPEER supports the creation of a new governance model and the management of information.

In June 2003, the Dutch Ministry of Defence signed the SPEER framework agreement with a consortium of Capgemini and Logica to be its strategic partner in this transformation process for integrated operational management and information provision.

The consortium had already delivered the fundamental building blocks for the Finance and the Logistics domains. These building blocks form the basis for the actual realization of the functionality in both finance and logistics. In June 2008, Capgemini and Logica also delivered the complete functionality of SAP FINAD for the Finance domain. According to this new contract, the consortium will provide support to the additional development of SAP functionality for materials management and logistics, the so-called Kernel 2.