IBM will provide information technology services to Amul, the Gujarat
IBM will provide information technology services to Amul, the Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF), and its milk unions to support their growth plans. The 10- year outsourcing deal is worth over Rs 80 crore. Under the terms, IBM will manage and operate the IT environment of GCMMF for the next 10 years, primarily by setting up a technology platform based on ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) systems and a data centre backed by a Disaster Recovery Centre. The project will begin with implementation of the ERP application and the necessary systems to enable Amul to increase operational efficiency. As a result, the cooperative will be able to improve its supply chain, strengthen customer focus and achieve stronger growth. Amul has deployed information technology from the grassroot level of Village Dairy Cooperative Societies. Amul has developed several innovative business processes unique to the country, and known globally.