Marco van Kempen – Director IT Center of Expertise at AkzoNobel – How to effectively reduce your ERP landscape
“You’re always 25 metres away from an object coloured or protected by our products” says Marco van Kempen, Director IT Center of Expertise at AkzoNobel, an organisation that supplies sustainable and innovative paints and coatings with a world class portfolio of brands - including Dulux, International,Sikkens and Interpon - to name just a few.
In this Leadership Deep Dive interview Hendrik Deckers asked Marco in detail what the company’s ERP strategy looks like – what systems and platforms are used, how financial, HR and eCommerce data are managed using e.g. cFIN, ECC, Magento – and about the next steps on AkzoNobel’s ERP journey. Marco explained how the company managed post-covid supply chain issues and increasing prices, as well as shared strategies in IT that help relieve the situation by using data to create real-time insights.
Is the company going to reach their goal to move to just 4 ERP platforms by the end of 2023? How far is it on its cloud journey? Has outsourcing of their IT services proven to be a successful strategy? Watch the full interview to find out!