Responding to El Niño at a global scale – Del Monte aligns Supply Chain with Finance
Finance and supply chain have always been closely linked, especially in the food and beverage industry. Now with economic volatility, global climate changes, and increasing globalization – the way in which these two departments engage needs to keep up with the increasing complexity required to deliver and delight customers.
Hear how Del Monte has changed the way it connects its supply chain with profitability by linking it to financial cost and revenue models in Anaplan. Steve De Castro, Finance Business Partner for Commercial and Operations from Del Monte will discuss how they quickly implemented the Smart Business Platform to connect planning processes between Finance and Operations to save time, develop more accurate forecasts, and address challenges affecting their long 18+ month growing cycle of their famous pineapples.
Steve De Castro
Senior Manager for Financial Planning and Supply Chain Finance
Steve is currently Del Monte Philippines’ Senior Manager for Financial Planning and Supply Chain Finance. In his time with Del Monte, he has earned recognition for continually enabling the Philippine market business achieve financial targets by providing relevant financial information and analysis to aid in decision-making management. With financial planning experience within the Philippines and Asia for over a decade now, Steve has consistently pushed the envelope to develop better processes and innovative finance modeling.